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Chinatown is the latest exquisite EP from George Boomsma. The four-track EP was recorded live to tape at Echo Zoo Studios, with the addition of a string quartet bolstering George’s refined guitar mastery. The title track immediately stands out, throwing together all the best parts of Boomsmas sound; his warm melodic voice, his poetry, clever songwriting and deft guitar playing. Boomsma skilfully throws in chord changes, surprising the listener while at the same time making them feel as though they had been waiting for that particular resolution all their life. SamSara is another quiet gem nestling towards the end, don’t miss it!

This EP reaches new musical heights for Boomsma, bearing the huge sweeping emotion of a 1930s Hollywood soundtrack, with all the gentleness and soul of the Laurel Canyon scene. The vintage sound is no accident, with the subtle fingerprints of producer and studio owner Dave Izumi Lynch, creating the characteristic saturation and crunch of tape recording.

Having supported many established artists such as Maximo Park’s Paul Smith and with a memorable musical appearance on UKTV’s Taskmaster, George Boomsma is definitely one to keep an eye on, and Chinatown is the perfect collection to warm you through the season.

Chinatown by George Boomsma is out now


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