Sault - Air (2022) Album Review
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Arguably the world's most important band, after the still largely anonymous London collective have now put out six near fantastic albums in only three years. But this one is a shocker, after five albums steeped in "black" music, whether that be retro, contemporary or future - they decided a classical album was the way to go. Even more surprising is how white it is - as least in its wholehearted embrace of a very European classical tradition of choral, brass and orchestral traditions. Beautiful paced, overlaying imaginative shifts to this paradigm at expertly placed spots - a triumph.
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