FA­TIMA Yel­low Mem­o­ries Eglo ★★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - JIM CAR­ROLL

Swedish-singer-in-Lon­don Fa­tima Bramme Sey has been the Eglo la­bel’s in-house vo­cal­ist of choice, ap­pear­ing on tracks by Float­ing Points and Funk­in­even. Here she’s the main at­trac­tion on a de­but al­bum that is more soul than elec­tro, a record with some fas­ci­nat­ing flavours and bite. Vo­cally, Sey leans to­wards the Erykah Badu and Jill Scott school of boho soul. But her col­lab­o­ra­tors, such as Sam Shepherd (aka Float­ing Points), Com­puter Jay, Flako and Scoop DeVille, reroute that sound in some fas­ci­nat­ing and mes­meris­ing di­rec­tions. Do Bet­ter is a hypnotic rush of newschool funk, Cir­cle has a woozy, psy­che­delic blur to it, and Ridin’ Round (Sky High) is full of spooked elec­tron­ics and cool far-side sig­nals. Yet Sey has the skills and span to bridge all of these with elan and pro­duce an al­bum res­o­lutely about a soul mu­sic that is still very much in the mak­ing. face­book.com/ fa­ti­mas-uni­verse Down­load: Ridin’ Round (Sky High), Do Bet­ter

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