Sheer class from the Spanish production duo Jose Escabias and David Pedro, via Bristol label A Future Without.
A distinctive pair of tracks kick off with live trip hop, jazz horns and rounded string pads fronted by vocalist Yuri Mendez on ‘Only For Pleasure’, who sounds a lot like the TV On The Radio singer Tunde Adebimpe. The short play time leaves you feeling shortchanged, but who gives a horn blast?
‘Reasons’, leans closer to contemporary jazz stalwarts Cinematic Orchestra or Submotion Orchestra, where dozens of pretty layers are mixed to perfection. If The Archive can convert this into a into a full touring lineup, they could be significant.