Vermilion Sands

The Negro Inside Me Barry Adamson

released: 1993-06-07
on label: Mute
artist: Barry Adamson
genre: Acid Jazz
with some: Breakbeat
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Something of a holding pattern. On this six-song EP, Adamson extrapolates from contemporary black dance beats, samples his American publicist’s answering machine message and Jane Birkin’s hit “Je T’Aime,” and throws in lounge jazz piano bits and more. The pieces aren’t that striking, and one gets the sense that he’s tossing out some ideas to play with in the interim between full-length scoresalbums.