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Departure

KENNEBEC

Departure

Night Time Stories

Cat: ALN 58
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Genre: Balearic/Downtempo
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01:21
77
04:04
72
04:00
94
04:45
100
03:28
84
01:34
85
04:23
70
04:07
92
01:55
98
04:58
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Review

Inspired by a trip to the remote Olympic peninsula in America's Pacific North West, Eric Philips began work on "Departure", his debut album as Kennebec, way back in 2017. While it took over two years to complete, the resultant set is impressive in its scope, vision and imaginative approach to intoxicating musical fusion. Rich in live instrumentation - folksy fiddles, acoustic guitars, bittersweet pianos, fluttering flutes and languid jazz horns - but rooted in broken beat, nu-jazz and downtempo grooves, the album is so assured and well produced that you'd expect it to come from a far more experienced producer. It has the feel of a future downtempo classic to rank alongside the best sets of the nineties and noughties, and we can think of no higher praise than that.

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