Anomalie, 'Dribble', Nettwerk **

It's takes a certain amount of guts to call your track 'Dribble' but there is little risk-taking here beyond that larky audacity. Anomalie (Nico Dupuis) lives in Montreal and has come up with a very slick confection here of synths and beats shaped …

Published: 12 Dec 2021. Updated: 47 days.

It's takes a certain amount of guts to call your track 'Dribble' but there is little risk-taking here beyond that larky audacity. Anomalie (Nico Dupuis) lives in Montreal and has come up with a very slick confection here of synths and beats shaped around a very cloying repetitive phrase that might send you potty after a while and is more pop show-pony than a serious listen. Designed as if it is not meant to be actively listened to, like so much in this flakey nu-jazz area, it leaves little footprint. SG

Anomalie, Photo: Manikmakti

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Ezra Collective and Novelist, More Than a Hustler, Ezra Collective on Bandcamp (single) ***

Grime with your jazz? Acting as backing band to the MC Novelist, Femi Koleoso's groove is lively enough. But the rap really only operates around the very slim idea that the protagonist is ''way more than a hustler'' choose whatever sense you like …

Published: 11 Dec 2021. Updated: 48 days.

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Grime with your jazz? Acting as backing band to the MC Novelist, Femi Koleoso's groove is lively enough. But the rap really only operates around the very slim idea that the protagonist is ''way more than a hustler'' choose whatever sense you like to that thought. The Ezra sound has changed a lot certainly since their more jazz-centred foray of a debut Chapter 7 – five years ago. But when the horn line break comes there's nothing really to it, certainly not a full improvisation and you're left looking for a lot more depth on a different wave length.