An Angel With No Halo
Released: 9th Dec, 2013
Label: Tru Thoughts
“An Angel With No Halo” is the new single from Nostalgia 77. Out 9th December - ahead of the full album, “A Journey Too Far”, due in February - this stirring slice of psychedelic pop-noir sees the London based producer, guitarist, songwriter and bandleader further developing his creative partnership with German singer Josa Peit.
“An Angel With No Halo” finds Lamdin melding inspirations from the English folk and psychedelic scene to the ‘60s orchestral pop of Gainsbourg and Axelrod. Building on the strides he made as a songwriter on his 2011 album ‘The Sleepwalking Society’, this single blends a poetic, highly visual lyricism with his much lauded skills and instincts as a composer. “Are we still ourselves if a key aspect of internal or external life goes missing… The unemployed, the bereft, the homeless?” muses Lamdin, of the song’s core existential query, which considers the feeling of being unsure of one’s place in the world. The inventive instrumental section – rising, falling and spinning out in gripping fashion - explores the threat we face when estranged from ourselves. Deft production, deceptive simplicity and Peit’s delicate yet rich vocals lend the song an irresistible, enigmatic pull.
Revered UK producer of funked-out reggae, Prince Fatty (Hollie Cook/Mr Bongo), weaves the scintillating instrumental into a pulsating and warm, dubby haze, punctuated by the crystal clear vocal refrain of the chorus.