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THE BLUE SQUARE - THE BLUE SQUARE (LP) label: MELTING RECORDS (MR-006)

 

TRACKLIST

Side A
A1. Believe (3.05) play button
A2. Tic Toc (2.36) play button
A3. Pie In The Sky feat. Gregg Green (3.00)play button
A4. Mama feat. Esterina (2.44) play button
A5. Midnight In Montmartre (2.44) play button
A6. M3d3a feat. Esterina (3.38)play button
Side B
B1. Nightkisser feat. Melentini (3.50) play button
B2. Out Of Time feat. Phil Diamond (3.15) play button
B3. Old Devil Sunshine (3.21) play button
B4. Down The Street feat. Phil Diamond & Hugo Kant – Instrumental (2.46)play button
B5. Outerspace (4.46) play button


Conceived in Athens, Greece, The Blue Square is the duo of Radim (Vasilis Sourais) and Radical (Christos Volotas) who have come together with a love of noir atmospheres, old spy films, and dusted, jazzy beats. Since their beginnings in 2010, The Blue Square have been making waves with their explorations into instrumental hip hop, nu-jazz, and trip hop, and earned slots DJ’ing alongside Wax Tailor, ASM - A State Of Mind, Bonobo, and Gramatik. Paul Cheeba of Morcheeba is also a fan, premiering a track by The Blue Square on the widely listened to Trip Hop Nation podcast.
The pair’s self-titled debut album – and their first release on vinyl – has been issued by Greek label Melting Records and delivers heaps of cinematic vibes and crucial rhythms. The Blue Square have expressed a desire to create ‘soundtracks for imaginary films’ and their album certainly fits the bill. “Believe’, the opening cut, quickly sets the tone with a heavy lounge feel wrapped in vibraphone melodies, saxophone riffs, and classic beats. “Tic Toc” mashes together a number of styles and sounds, featuring desert guitars, vintage keys, and hip hop vocal drops over some seriously dope drums. “Mama”, with vocalist Esterina, showcases the diversity of the crew, as it’s a deliciously jazzy vocal number that transports the listener to a nostalgic club scene while firmly rooted in its contemporary base.
These are just a few highlights from the eleven track album, and the different moods and sounds provide an infectious ‘sonic film’ from The Blue Square’s imagination. Dive in and drift away.