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Nice Try Records proudly presents Country City Country, the debut solo album by Swiss producer St Plomb. An artist preaching the noble gospel of funky, soulful and innovative house, St Plomb has produced EPs on labels as Mental Groove, Perspectiv, Viking Music, Nice Try or Third Ear as well as the critically acclaimed album "2006" by Crowdpleaser & St Plomb. The twelve tracks of "Country City Country" take you back to the roots. Digging into the history of the soul-jazz-continuum, the album asks grand questions, yet offers no swift answers. "There's that thing with the guitars: It was a return to my roots, that is, funk." says St Plomb of the genesis for "Country City Country". "That was the real spark - the album is fed with 70's psychedelic soul and New Orleans grooves. But I tried neither quoting nor remaking it.". On "Country City Country" there is no shortage of idiosyncratic moods nor of tracks to overtake dancefloors. BangOr is a grooving masterclass and "Need This" and arTistocracy work the floor with subtlety and high-octane in equal measure. There are the darkly-timbered grooves and euphoric acidic meanderings of "In the Meantime". "Million Years feat. Iza Brown" embarks on a krauty dub-funk quest. There are introspective moments, as in the wonderful test-pattern of "Hoxton Square 94". "Arpishahla", "Million Years" and " Natsuyasumi" discretely refer to the Fukushima disaster. Says St Plomb: "This fuck-up happens to affect my in-laws. I already was in that There's A Riot Going On - We Shall Overcome mood when it happened, so this just painted another layer of shit-brown to the world. I totally stand by the naive 70's What's Going On - Save the Children-attitude in music." St Plomb invited guitar player Baptiste Bouli, pianist Matthieu Llodra, singer Iza Brown, bass player Tim Verdesca and percussionist Roman "P-Train" Bruderer on his trip. And truly, "City Country City" is a trip of a very unique kind. It's like traveling the most sparkling of all worlds and experiencing itsnest soothing grooves that are brimming with a heartfelt soul-attitude. And last but not least, it underlines the fact that St Plomb remains one of the most outstanding house artists in Switzerland.


Country City Country