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Q (UK) - - Q Review - ACT 1: MU­SIC FOR INAN­I­MATE OB­JECTS SONY MU­SIC MAS­TER­WORKS,

From jun­gle star to Strictly Come Danc­ing, Goldie’s ca­reer has taken many un­ex­pected turns, so this lat­est col­lab­o­ra­tion with stu­dio en­gi­neer James Davidson should come as no sur­prise, even if its slick, high-con­cept elec­tron­ica is ap­par­ently in­tended to com­ple­ment the lis­tener’s home fur­nish­ings. De­ploy­ing drum’n’bass only lightly, the mood is dec­o­ra­tive and con­tem­pla­tive, from Tem­ple’s pas­tel synths to Stay’s breathy neosoul. Even Inkolelo’s African-in­spired rhythms are bur­nished with taste­ful ra­di­ance. Given he’s now 52 it’s un­der­stand­able Goldie might want to tem­per his wild side. But on this ev­i­dence, his mu­sic could still use an in­jec­tion of per­son­al­ity. ★★★ RU­PERT HOWE Lis­ten To: Tem­ple | Stay | Inkolelo

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