The Taxidermist

Album Review of The Taxidermist by Nostalgia 77.

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The Taxidermist

Nostalgia 77

The Taxidermist by Nostalgia 77

Release Date: Nov 20, 2012
Record label: Tru Thoughts
Genre(s): Jazz, Contemporary Jazz

75 Music-Critic Score
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The Taxidermist - Very Good, Based on 3 Critics

The Observer (UK) - 80
Based on rating 4/5
80

Typical of a new breed of Brit jazzer, Benedic Lamdin shape shifts between genres, extending into dance and writing and producing for assorted singers. His latest offering as Nostalgia 77 is a set of instrumentals by his regular band, augmented by piano prodigy Matthew Bourne. The mood is open and playful. Taxidermist has a funk pulse and Miles-ish trumpet lines, Last Few Days delivers quirky Bourne improvisations while Zippy Slipper is noiresque lounge.

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AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

Nostalgia 77, (aka Benedic Lamdin) has been delving deeply into jazz since 2007's rightfully celebrated Everything Under the Sun. On subsequent albums, he has explored many of its sub-genres, from hard bop to progressive (Weapons of Jazz Destruction), to its vanguard (Sessions, Vol. 1 with Keith and Julie Tippett), to pop-styled vocal crossover (Sleepwalking Society).

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BBC Music
Their review was positive

A thoroughly intriguing new set from semi-schizoid producer Benedic Lamdin. David Katz 2012 Semi-schizoid producer Benedic Lamdin, who trades under the name Nostalgia 77, has worked in a variety of styles. Starting out in hip hop and heavy funk, he drifted into jazz orchestration, which led to the release of the acclaimed Everything Under the Sun in 2007.

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