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

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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


A1 World Restart
Featuring – Ade Omotayo, Kelela

A2 This Is Not About Us

A3 I'll Be Back

A4 Who Do You Love?
Featuring – Robyn

A5 8th Wonder
Featuring – M.anifest

B1 With You
Featuring – Kelela

B2 Geneva

B3 For The Young

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

B5 It'll Be Ok

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


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