Marram – ‘Sun Choir’

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Highly ambitious and original stuff, created in aid of the Scottish Love In Action charity

Years in the making, ‘Sun Choir’ finds Marram, the music arm of Scottish arts collective Transgressive North, recording the voices of children at a home for underprivileged kids in India. They then use the samples in tracks that veer between alt.pop and trip-hop. On ‘Valuables’ –which features former Clouddead rapper/producer doseone and lyrics from Irvine Welsh – there’s even all-out techno. There are other stellar guests, too: Jarvis Cocker contributes to two songs, ‘What If We’ and ‘Falling From The Sun’, and Final Fantasy man and Arcade Fire arranger Owen Pallet adds his wide-eyed signature to the ecstatic ‘With Us Instead’. Highly ambitious and original stuff, created in aid of the Scottish Love In Action charity.

Phil Hebblethwaite
8/10

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Record label: Transgressive North