Kindness - Otherness - 2014 Lo-fi Indie Synth Downtempo White Vinyl LP

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18536
CA$34.95
Kindness - Otherness


Label: Mom + Pop
Cat#: MP-182-1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, White
Includes a printed inner sleeve with lyrics.
Download card included.
Country: US
Released: 13 Oct 2014
Genre: Pop
Style:

Tracklist

A1 World Restart
Featuring – Ade Omotayo, Kelela
4:39

A2 This Is Not About Us
3:21

A3 I'll Be Back
5:18

A4 Who Do You Love?
Featuring – Robyn
4:51


A5 8th Wonder
Featuring – M.anifest
5:12





B1 With You
Featuring – Kelela


B2 Geneva
5:46


B3 For The Young
3:15


B4 Why Don't You Love Me
Featuring – Devonte Hynes, Tawiah
4:06


B5 It'll Be Ok
5:47




Licensed From – Female Energy
Pressed By – MPO
Mastered At – Loud Mastering

Credits

Mastered By – Jonz




"Otherness" (10 tracks; 46 min.) starts with the immensely appealing "World Restart" (featuring Ade and Kelala), and it seems we are ready for groovy good times again. It is followed by an intriguing "This Is Not About Us", based on one piano riff and then supplemented with all kinds of percussion. It somehow immediately reminded me of that 90s band Soul II Soul ("Back to Life", remember that?). "I'll Be Back" continues in the same vein.

For ‘Otherness,' Kindness’ Adam Bainbridge surrounded himself with fellow artists, co-writing and recording in cities around the world. Featured guests include Robyn, Kelela, Ghanaian rapper M.anifest and Devonté Hynes (Blood Orange et al), a long-time friend whose 2013 breakthrough ’Cupid Deluxe’ included contributions from Bainbridge.‘Otherness’ is Adam's vision, but it's a collective vision. On the album’s opening track, ‘World Restart’, Bainbridge’s vocals remain in the backing chorus. Kelela and Ade sing the lead parts.


The song rides the sort of lithe and loose horns (by Finn Peters) you might hear on a Fela Kuti record, but they're tethered to a fat boogie bassline and Bainbridge's own rich percussive clatter. The album’s first single, ‘This Is Not About Us’, allows a circular, sticky piano figure played by Bainbridge to slowly melt into this gorgeous choral haze. ‘Who Do You Love?’, written and sung by Bainbridge and Swedish pop star Robyn, embodies one of Otherness’ most rare and desirable qualities, that of surprise. Melodies and signatures arrive and settle and then shift inexorably as instruments drop in and out.

Kindness - This Is Not About Us

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Kindness feat. Robyn - Who Do You Love

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Kindness feat. Kelela & Ade - World Restart

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Condition New
Format LP
Label Mom + Pop