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HMR Selects – Hifi Sean & David McAlmont – Happy Ending

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HMR Selects – Hifi Sean & David McAlmont – Happy Ending

An album that encapsulates a lot of influences and musical persuasions.

Plastique Recordings (2023)

I first got wind of the new album after buying ‘All In The World’ and playing it on my Soulful Sundayz show a few months back. A great record and a part of the album which I have listened to many, many times, regularly playing tracks from it on my shows here on Housemasters radio. Super cuts.

There are 12 pieces of music; musical movements or tracks, if you like, on the album. The notes I wrote when thinking about my review for this one included… A journey – Indian Strings! It also said lyrics, drum patterns, love songs, diversity, influences, tragedy and hope. And let’s get up and dance.

Back to the strings for a mo. The notes on the album cover say that they were conducted and arranged by Dr. Chandru Jois in Bangalore, India. One of the things I dig right across the album is the strings – that sound. I’ve not heard that influence so much apart from music and film of the Indian/‘Bollywood’ genre. I spent five years living and working and DJing in Asia so know, feel and love that sound. Great to hear.




David’s vocals, his tone, how he delivers what he wants to say is different on every record here. The highs, the lows. You can feel it ‘Transatlantic’ to ‘The Skin I’m In’ and ‘Hurricanes’. Of course with Sean on production and the array of other artists contributing you’re gonna get and album that encapsulates a lot of influences and musical persuasions. Up tempo and down town. Well, here you go…

I actually thought  ‘Aurora’ (Parts 1&2) was the start of the album because the first time I heard it and played it was on MP3 and the album trackless got skewed… It’s the last track. But I loved the album from then.

Grab your copy now on Bandcamp

 

 

 

Written by: Mike Solus

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