On the Horizon: Tyneside Illumined, Cuttooth.

On the Horizon: Tyneside Illumined, Cuttooth.

“Somebody turned out the lights too soon” Sarah Linhares plaintively exhales on Breathe Deeply, a stark early standout from Tyneside trip hop practitioner Cuttooth although if anything, his star and with it stock is only rising all the while. Real name Nick Cooke, if the North East may not yet be renowned for its wet wipe-fresh downtempo electronica then all that may be about to change, as Nick continues to carve out incisive cuts of truly outstanding calibre. Here, tonally plush ambient hues bleed seductively into Linhares’ flawless vocal to etch a beguiling vibrancy into a once vapid canvas, and one which now more or less resembles the smokiest waft of intense refinement Neneh Cherry has as yet failed to contrive. Reet winsome…

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