Agnes Obel - Late Night Tales
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Nora Dean who weighs in with the hypnotic and slinky Duke Reid production, Ay Ay Ay Ay (Angie-Lala) and the sparse, sardonic Party Girlby Michelle Gurevich, so good it inspired the eponymous French movie. There are the plangent voices, The Bulgarian Folklore Choir, Nina Si- mone, Ray Davies and Agnes herself, ringing true. Somehow, Ms Obel makes even makes the electronic tracks bow to her needs as with Yello whose Great Mission is more Martin Denny than Underworld and cult Greek composer Lena Platonos’ Bloody Shadows From A Distance pulses gently rather than throbs and Can’s recently rediscovered Obscura Primavera, unusually hushed.