ALBUM REVIEW: Virginia Wing/XAM Duo – Tomorrow’s Gift | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 01.12.17






From its genesis in an industrial space in Bradford (during which time 48 hours of music was condensed to a sleek 48 minutes) to its final state as a propulsive, melodic and meditative piece of music, Tomorrow’s Gift is an intriguing  prospect.

A daring, wide-eyed collaboration between Virginia Wing and Xam Duo, it’s an ever-bulding, swirling journey touching on Komische, jazz and ambient music on the way. It’s an album of post-club early-morning clarity; evocative of the textured soundscapes of Burial, peppered with trails of permeating saxophone that recall Pharoah Sanders. These meditative pieces are occasionally difficult to penetrate, but once you are in their world, it’s an album of considerable emotional reward.



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