Little Dragon

August 31, 2007 | 1 Comment

To say Little Dragon sound like Morcheeba is of course lazy journalism, but such comparisons are no small compliment to this interesting Swedish four-piece. Japanese Vocalist Yukimi Nagano delivers breathy R n’ B vocals with wonderfully piercing cut-glass clarity and quirky ticks in a manner that would pacify even the most ardent Bjork-hater.

 Little Dragon CD coverI don’t know what it is about Scandinavia and bass-heavy electro pop but like Finnish geekster Jimi Tenor, Little Dragon really know the value of a good driving bassline, ‘Test’ being a grand example of dark disco at its best.

I get the impression that while Little Dragon’s unique and refreshing sound won’t set the radio stations of the world alight, DJs across the globe, in their never-ending quest to stand out amongst the crowd, will be remixing as I write. All I can say is clubbers of the world be happy.In fact the only bad thing I can find to say about this album is that the lyrics, printed in a gimmicky circular swirl, have done my neck in. A slow burner.     


1 Comment so far

  1. Liza on September 4, 2007 2:45 pm

    Paul, it’s been 20 years! Drop me a line – Sarah and I are organising a reunion.
    Liza xxxx

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