ALBUM REVIEW: Sam Prekop & John McEntire – Sons Of | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 22.07.22







Being a fan of both The Sea & Cake and Tortoise, I went into this Prekop/McEntire collaboration (their first as a duo) expecting percussive but languid jazzy post-rock. I definitely didn’t expect four tracks of largely improvised modular/analogue quasi-house epics but I’m delighted to say that’s what we’ve got.

Sons Of was recorded as a live show in Chicago but – partly due to technical glitches – was augmented in the studio, and the result is a sparkling, shimmering gem. From lead track A Ghost At Noon’s rhythmically solid start through to Ascending By Night, an immersive closing track that wouldn’t have sounded out of place in the chillout room at Club Dog in the early nineties, Sons Of is an unexpected treat.


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