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This marvellous slice of anxious, frenetic neo-soul finds self-described ‘impressionists’ Cache-Cache return with (as they put it) ‘their dressing-up box of musical styles, and melodic palette of multi-coloured riffs in this unseasonal take on a real-life fairy tale’, with the help of jazz vocalist Alice Grace, rapper Ken Masters and flautist Alex Saxon.

It’s an utter carnival of sound, which effortlessly shape-shifts from tightly wound Rhodes-driven funk through to complex scuzzy jazz-fusion riffage. The brilliant contrast between Grace’s melodic runs and the frenzied wordsmithery of Masters makes for a delightfully unpredictable trip, with Saxon’s melodies floating effortlessly above it all. In short, it’s the North East’s answer to the Soulquarians, and an utter triumph.

 

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