Album: Solus 3, Corner of the World (Solus 3)

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A second album by the "chamber dub" ensemble, and an even better one. Chamber dub? Well, for a start, S3 are not a mixing-desk construct; they're real players exploring sultry themes at low tempo and some length: bass, drums, voices, the odd sample, the odd trumpet/guitar/sax, but always, always harp.

Yes, the sort that comes quiffed with a scroll. Musical characteristics? Wide open spaces, surging rhythms (the prows of longships spring repeatedly to mind), plinking and reverb-erb-erb.

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