SYL­VAN ESSO

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Syl­van Esso Par­ti­san

“As Syl­van Esso, Meath and San­born pro­duce warm, silky grooves that thump, throb and thrum with down­right giddy glee”

It may be the de­but al­bum from Syl­van Esso, but it’s not the first time around the block for the prin­ci­ples. Amelia Meath was pre­vi­ously one of the Moun­tain Men folkies, while Nick San­born walked this beat with Me­gafaun. Their work as Syl­van Esso ben­e­fits from the duo’s prior ex­pe­ri­ences, but it’s also in a much dif­fer­ent league than ei­ther pre­vi­ous it­er­a­tion. Syl­van Esso pro­duce warm, in­fec­tious, silky grooves that thump, throb and thrum with down­right giddy glee. While any bout of de­con­struc­tion pro­duces a list of the usual sus­pects (Tune-Yard, Dirty Pro­jec­tors and David Byrne) are the scrib­bles in the mar­gins af­ter lis­ten­ing to Hey Mami ), Meath and San­born still trump such com­par­isons with seem­ingly ca­sual and indecent ease. As Dreamy Bruises, Play It Right and Cof­fee un­fold and coax a smile from the lis­tener, you’re slowly be­daz­zled by an al­bum of rich, sweet, vi­tal sounds. twit­ter.com/ syl­vanesso Down­load: Hey Mami, Dreamy Bruises

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