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Dakota Oak : Kaleidascope EP
Sultry, skin-toned and sensual, and it's rare you can say that about the electronic plane. No square roots here.
glint in its eye and 12 tracks in its hand.
Twelve tracks stretches the EP remit a little, but then stretching remits is what Dakota Oak (otherwise known as David Tyack, beatnik Maths student and university contemporary of Four Tet's Kieran Hebden) is here for. So one track
named after a Chinese takeaway dish and sounds like Latin jazz ('Golden Hill Special'), one pays tribute to Ken Kesey's California hideaway with a mariachi twirl ('La Honda'), while another dips down to 'New Orleans' and skirls around The Bad Seeds' 'The Carny'. And
he's been around the world, there's always a special place in his heart for a bossa nova.
Sultry, skin-toned and sensual, and it's rare you can say that
the electronic plane. No square roots here.
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