He does things with the music he's absorbed and with the associations that are embedded within it. It was strikingly different from his work with the xx and hearing it, it was possible to triangulate and imagine the broader and more varied sensibility that served as an umbrella over both.
All along, this one was coming together. One of the great things about him is he works slow and gets everything just so, treating each project as the one chance to get it right. A key idea embedded in the notion of rave is it had something for everyone. Though rave was at one point very fashionable, it was also, early on and at its best, egalitarian.
The platonic ideal of the dancefloor, which is obviously never quite fulfilled, is that the dancers meet as equals.
Everyone is on their own journey and there is no judgement, and the right drugs at the right time have helped to bring this starry-eyed vision to life.
Rober Awards Music Poll . Grammy Awards. British Album of the Year. British Male Solo Artist. After starting his solo career with the remix album We're New Here and singles like " All Under One Roof Raving " , he was intent on making the album something of a departure from his previous work and genre.
In Colour received widespread acclaim from critics. It debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart , selling 19, copies in its first week. Smith produced The xx 's debut album, xx , "by accident" after sessions with other producers including Diplo were unsuccessful.
The resulting album, the electronic-based We're New Here , was released in The album was composed over five years, with Smith struggling to finish the music once he had started making it. The vocal sample at the beginning of "Girl" is taken from an episode of the British drama television series Top Boy , and "Gosh" features a clip from a BBC Radio 1 programme called One in the Jungle that was never aired.
The first single from the album, "Sleep Sound", premiered on 27 March On 26 May , In Colour was streamed in its entirety on iTunes. The deluxe edition of the album, cut on coloured vinyl, featured two exclusive instrumental tracks. In , it was awarded a gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association , indicating sales of at least 75, copies throughout Europe. At Metacritic , which assigns a weighted mean rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 87, based on 39 reviews.
Its minimalism breathes buckets of color. After one listen or 10, In Colour reflects brightly, a phenomenally poised and universally approachable solo debut. In a less enthusiastic review, Andrew Ryce from Resident Advisor remarks that In Colour is an "uneven album that's rarely as profound or as meaningful as it tries to be".
Credits adapted from the liner notes of In Colour. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jamie xx. Smith Haruko Mizoguchi Hugh Masekela. Smith Oliver Sim Croft. CD LP digital download.
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