NEW JACK­SON

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From Night to Night ★★★★

All City When David Kitt first un­veiled his elec­tronic al­ter-ego, it was hard for some to rec­on­cile the Dubliner’s folky ru­mi­na­tions with his new­found love of house. Years later, with New Jack­son dom­i­nat­ing Kitt’s mu­si­cal ac­tiv­ity, it’s not quite right to refer to it as a “side project” any­more, but his de­but al­bum un­der the ban­ner holds a new ap­peal for older fans. There is a vul­ner­a­bil­ity to the ti­tle track de­spite the clubby beat and flurry of warm, colour­ful synths; the crunchy squall of Put the Love in It plays with tempo and tex­ture,

On Solid Air is a woozy, ex­per­i­men­tal de­light, while Af­ter

Mid­night in a Per­fect World is a song that right­fully be­longs on DFA Records. A grat­i­fy­ing and hugely sat­is­fy­ing col­lec­tion. face­book.com/new­jack­son­mu­sic

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