Various - RECON-naissance: The Live Sessions Vol 1 (3 stars)

Various - RECON-naissance: The Live Sessions Vol 1



There’s an accomplished and impressive spread of talent on this lush live showcase from the Glasgow club night of the same name, from the sultry Gallic lounge of Irregular Slinky and the jazz-funk of Das Contras to ‘wegian rap starlet Soom T’s bombastic band-backed hip hop and country blues covers from The Fortunate Sons. Throw in a stomping Latin-ragga workout from SambaYaBamba and The Ping Pong Banana Show’s low-slung indie-rock and all that’s missing is the regrettably embargoed X-Vectors to run the night’s rare gamut of styles. There’s little in the way of on-stage patter but the accomplished performances and heavy audience burr make this an authentic and tantalising introduction to Glasgow’s grassroots live scene.

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