Opening with the breakbeat stylings of 'Gosh', we are treated to a future bass science jungle clash of shuffling breaks and hidden airhorns backed up against a ragga vocal which is laid bare over the top before the pads come crashing down to create a feeling of pure euphoria. Next up recent single 'Sleep Sound' lays down a minimal garage beat akin to Burial at his most sedate.
See Saw enlists more jungle breaks with a thudding bass while his xx band mate Romy lends her sugar-coated vocals to the track with a breathless anxiety that's trademark to their work together. Jamie's trademark steel drums make a much welcome appearance on the rolling house number Obvs while he further explores the inner ambience produced for Gil Scott-Heron on Just Saying before his other band mate Oliver Sim lends his talents to the bittersweet 'Stranger In A Room' whose tense synth line races along like a heartbeat while always threatening to breakthrough like the sounds of a club a block away half heard through the night.
The second half of the LP starts up with 'Hold Tight', possibly the most club-focused track yet, but in keeping with his eyes-down style. In Colour received widespread acclaim from critics. It debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart , selling 19, copies in its first week. Smith produced The xx 's debut album, xx , "by accident" after sessions with other producers including Diplo were unsuccessful.
The resulting album, the electronic-based We're New Here , was released in The album was composed over five years, with Smith struggling to finish the music once he had started making it. The vocal sample at the beginning of "Girl" is taken from an episode of the British drama television series Top Boy , and "Gosh" features a clip from a BBC Radio 1 programme called One in the Jungle that was never aired. The first single from the album, "Sleep Sound", premiered on 27 March On 26 May , In Colour was streamed in its entirety on iTunes.
The deluxe edition of the album, cut on coloured vinyl, featured two exclusive instrumental tracks. In , it was awarded a gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association , indicating sales of at least 75, copies throughout Europe.
At Metacritic , which assigns a weighted mean rating out of top reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 87, based on 39 reviews. Its minimalism breathes buckets of color. After one listen or 10, In Colour reflects brightly, a phenomenally poised and universally approachable solo debut. In a less enthusiastic review, Andrew Ryce from Resident Advisor remarks that In Colour is an "uneven album that's rarely as profound or as meaningful as it tries to be".
Credits adapted from the liner notes of In Colour. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jamie xx. Hold Tight.
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For an estimated delivery date, please contact us at customerservice fatbeats. Oct Sep Latest Articles. Jul Our favourite new vinyl releases this week 3rd July. Discwoman and Allergy Season release track compilation, Physically Sick 3.May 29, · Jamie xx releases his debut album In Colour, via Young Turks/Remote Control Records! The eleven track In Colour LP includes previous releases Girl and Sleep Sound, as well as forthcoming single Loud Places, which features vocals from The xxs Romy Madley Croft.