Last week London-based producer Ben Lamdin treated us to the above preview of his next Nostalgia 77 record. As a self confessed asset addict I was always going to be excited for this one, and upon realising that the teaser takes the form of a brilliantly shot HD video, one that sheds some light into the recording process, I hastily doffed my cap to the production team. Panning around what I'm presuming is Lamdin's primary musical haunt Fishmarket Studios, the footage shows off prominent circuit regulars Kit Downes, Rian Vosloo and Tim Giles as well as German vocalist Josa Peit - all of who are immersed in a psychedelic 60's pop groove. It also gives a wonderful insight into the teams recording techniques, flashes of analogue tape and timeless hardware portray an image of proper musicians at work tapping into that wonderfully warm-edged sound that epitomises 60's cool.
I just have one problem.
Following news of the album teaser I was lucky enough to be presented with the ensembles first single from the new record; a track entitled An Angel With No Halo (Set for release December 9th). As a general rule with unreleased material I will wait until it is featured on the bands website before posting it, as my brief experience within a record label taught me that any sort of leak can be damaging to both an artist and their infrastructure. Therefore due to the tracks lack of presence online I will have to abstain from describing this one to you until it is live, an issue made even more frustrating by the fact that I absolutely love the song. It is important to remember though that this is a piece born of the jazz circuit , not some product of a major label money dump, and I unfortunately feel a responsibility not to post this track despite my fervent need to share the first of what I'm sure will be many great tunes from the new Nostalgia 77 record.
I'm a new music enthusiast and I'm stuck in an ethical minefield (which incidentally is a good name for a song if you want it).