Vocal Male / Female
10 Songs For Girls & Boys (ELM8002)
Saxophonist and arranger Chris Bowden of Palmskin Productions recieved widespread plaudits for his Time Capsule album - described by i-D magazine as a "journey to the centre of the head". His prior collaboration was with 4Hero, and here he is working with funky drummer and producer Andrew Missingham who was the power behind Barungwa. He also organised the legendary jam sessions at James Lavelle's & Gilles Peterson's club, That's How It Is, and made his name as a producer for the Acid Jazz label. Here they combined the fresh vocal talent of the then 17 year old Nomvula Malinga to make music that can only be categorised loosely as urban dance with a drum and bass sensibility.
TALK BECOMES A MANTRA
When conversation stops and talk becomes a mantra?Time to wake up and smell the Java, there is nothing more to say
When interaction snaps like second-hand plastic
Then you know its getting drastic, so call it a day.
When conversation stops and pregnant pauses give birth
To sickly children stuck indoors with no one round to play
When talk has got so cheap you really neednt bother
Looking for another means of giving it away
Track Listing (30 Second Samples)
1. TALK BECOMES A MANTRA
2. THE OTHER CHEEK
3. TOUCH ME GENTLY
4. THE VOICE
5. SORT OF SERENADE
6. DON'T WALK JUST WANDER
7. ASK ME...
8. IN BATTALIONS
9. 5 O'CLOCK
10. HALL OF MIRRORS