Best Part (BBC Maida Vale Session) - (3:23) 147 BPM
Mind's Eye (The Pool Session) - (7:10) 123 BPM
You & Me (KCRW Session) - (4:30) 87 BPM
Mad World (The Pool Session) - (5:55) 98 BPM
Mantra (The Pool Session) - (6:07) 87 BPM
Rolling Into One (The Pool Session) - (4:33) 54 BPM
Review: A vital thread deeply woven into the Ninja Tune complex, Jordan Rakei has long been a part of the withstanding label with his acoustic, electronic and folky, singer-song writing style. This newest release sees the musician's expression come through in what's said to be inspired by dystopian visions of our future, highlighting Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and David Lynch's Twin Peaks. Undeniable visions of despair and harmony meet through the soft hand claps and orchestration of "Mad World" (Pool Session) while lighter, more hopeful, jazzy and ambient affairs present themselves in "Mantra" (Pool Session). Soul and sub-pop come to the surface in Rakei's original tracks like "Signs" featuring rapper Common, to the R&B styles of "You & Me" and the sultry sensation that is "Say Something". Dive into the deluxe.