Article number: NADO019
After a spot of chronological chaos last time out, Nado regain their numerical composure with a sumptuous four tracker from New York renaissance man Quinn Lamont Luke (Bing Ji Ling) Loose and limber after a chakra aligning cover of Loose Ends for Phantom Island last summer, the Paqua frontman brings his linen suit and boat shoes to the good ship Nado, joining Moonboots and Boardman for a relaxed session of horizontal dancing. Taking a pleasant vacation from his trademark blue eyed soul, QLL packs up the mic and lets the music do the talking, treating us to a dreamy quartet of instrumental grooves. ‘Primavera’ opens the EP with a dubby drum-box bump, getting heads nodding and shoulders rolling before white funk riffs and starry eyed strumming lead us on a stroll down the coast. After sharing a knowing glance with Paqua’s ‘Visitor’, dreamy piano and a fuzzy guitar solo come to the fore, burning bright till long after sunset. Out of the dying embers and cicada rhythms comes the warm and comforting funk of ‘Verano’, a low slung disco masterpiece alive with melodic intricacy and sonic warmth - hold a loved one close and pass the joint. The drum machine returns for B-side opener ‘Ontono’, keeping the pace slow and low while moody synth bass and sticky guitar dance around an emotive lead line. Drinking from the same crystal as Blue Gas and Wally Badarou, this dramatic dancer should prompt smouldering stares and bitten lips all over the club. Quinn moves gracefully from the sultry to the sumptuous, bringing the curtain down with sublime, piano-led beauty of ‘Invierno’. Meditative and melodic, this heart swelling serenade snatches the end-of-night crown from ‘La Ritournelle’ and wears it with pride. Officially Aficionado.