Gilles Peterson: 'Great new artist ... Love the sweetness of The Wishing Well and the Daniel Crawford mix of course!'
Jazzy Jeff: 'The slow Rio joint is vibed out ... amazing!'
Hello Bandcamp. Hope you enjoy the first artist release on Heard and Felt, available on limited vinyl, and digital with bonus tracks. It comes from Melbourne audio-visual artist Cy Gorman.
After laying down a highly unusual blend of latin, trap, G-funk and soul on a recent remix of London's Los Charly's Orchestra, Cy extends his palette further on 'Carmen'. Drawing on his skills as composer, producer, pianist, saxophonist and vocalist, the sound ranges from the feelgood synth-funk of 'Cool Change' and 8-bit baroque beats of 'Carmen San Diego' to the leftfield bossa waltz of 'The Wishing Well' and smoky jazz club vibes of 'RDJ'. The latter gets a remix from LA's Daniel Crawford, whose album 'The Awakening' (feat. Amp Fiddler and Vikter Duplaix) was a big favourite for me and Cy. Daniel adds a warm and soulful touch on his remix, recalling the days of George Duke teaming up with Milton Nascimento.
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released 13 April 2015
Cy Gorman 'Carmen'
Composed, performed, produced & mixed by Cy Gorman
Vocals: Cy Gorman (2,3,7,10,11,12), Gian Slater (6)
Production & additional vocals: Daniel Crawford (12)
Additional engineering: Steffan Johnson (2,3,9), Dustin McLean (3)
Additional engineering & production: Dustin McLean (2,9), Steffan Johnson (4,6,10), Sam Counihan (7)
Additional keyboards: Will Poskitt (1,4,10), Daniel Crawford (12)
Harp: Natalia Mann (5)
Electric bass: Pat Harris (4,10)
Mastered by Byron J. Scullin at Deluxe Mastering
Art direction: Cy Gorman
Graphic design: Sasha Adato
Cross-stitch: Natasha Zissermann
A&R: Ennio Styles