Loungin’ Recordings presents new album from Joshua Harvey
LOUNGIN’ RECORDINGS PRESENTS A NEW ALBUM FROM ONE OF THE MOST IN DEMAND PRODUCERS JOSHUA HERVÉ HARVEY
THE YOUNG LOVERS
THE YOUNG LOVERS
Label – Loungin’ Recordings
Format – CD/ 2 X LP /Digital
Release Date – April 20th 2009
Taking us into a more downtempo and chilled space from his peak time dancefloor productions and remixes, ‘The Young Lovers’ further cements Joshua Harvey’s reputation as one of the most accomplished electronic composers around. From deep and immersive sounds to shimmering cascades of warmth and beauty, The Young Lovers could well be the soundtrack to a sun-drenched, romantic holiday.
29 year old producer Joshua ‘Hervé’ Harvey is a man of many names. You may know him as one half of The Count and Sinden duo and their world beating ‘Beeper’ EP on Domino Records. Or perhaps you know him from one of his many aliases, like Action Man, Dead Soul Brothers, Voodoo Chilli or his super-group Machines Don’t Care.
Here we find Joshua in a more reflective mood that takes us into a mature and understated realm. As ‘The Young Lovers’ he creates a musical palette, whose subtlety and dexterity could colour the whimsical ponderings of Keats or the romantic meanderings of William Wordsworth. This time his instruments cajole a lush musical backdrop full of warmth and light, drawing from a wealth of styles that paint the picture of swooning lovers eloping to sunnier climes.
From the opening jazz swing inflected ‘You Make Me Dizzy’ to the heartbreaking, melancholic strings of ‘How Lonely Does it Get?’, the dusk blues pace of ‘Free’ and the broken beat shuffle of ‘She’s A Phoenix’, he manages to capture the dusty, smoke filled ambience of a bygone jazz club and then thrust it into the blinding sunshine of a latino samba band warming up in the tropical heat. Cementing elements of blues, jazz, latin and downtempo grooves into his electronic cauldron, Hervé conjures up a heady mix of cool summer listening vibes and introspective ambience to create an album of sunshine filled romanticism. As ‘The Young Lovers’ steal themselves away to Paris, Rome or Barcelona this album is the document to their lovelorn tryst.
Currently Hervé is working on The Count & Sinden album for Domino Records, the Hervé album and has just released his debut mix CD entitled ‘Ghetto Bass’ whilst his second Machines Don’t Care project album is due early 2010. In the meantime, take a romantic break with The Young Lovers.
01. You Make Me Dizzy
02. How Lonely Does It Get
03. Booty Bella
04. Low Down Groove
06. She’s A Phoenix
07. Love You Madly
08. Last Goodbye
09. Midnight To Morning
10. Shake Off The Ghosts
11. You Got The Down South
12. This Is What It’s All About (feat Trevor Loveys)
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