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.

Time for shore leave in the country of the strange, sailor, where the ripe exotica of Dakota Oak is waiting on the shore with

a

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

is

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

although

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

about

the electronic plane. No square roots here.



Stevie Chick

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