Ragz Nordset - Sleepdancing [NUNS003]
The four track EP is designed specifically as a ‘story to be told’ via vinyl, with the double sided release segueing two tracks into each other to add to the individual quality of the songs.
Side A starts off with the playful ‘You Started It All’, the rumbling sonics dovetailing with a gentle before the shuffling overtones of ‘More’ take over. Here the choral qualities of her voice come to the forefront to create a stirring paean to love, best encapsulated by the closing refrain that opines ‘We’ve all forgotten what the heart is for’.
The B-Side follows the same formula, with ‘New August’ backed by crunching percussion and haunting strings before melting outwards into the EP’s final song, ‘Sleepdancing’. The most evocative of the four tracks, it creates a rousing finale for the EP with its sweeping chords, finalising the narrative charm of the release. There’s remixes to come as well of both ‘You Started it All’ and ‘Sleepdancing’ to later on in the spring, with label stalwart BJ Smith, and Crazy P’s Ron Basejam adding their deft touch.
Released 15th April 2013