On the back of his successful EP’s, ‘Basementality’ and ‘Love & War’, and his work with names like George Clinton and Jamiroquai, we are being treated to the debut album by Amp Fiddler. ‘Waltz of a Ghetto Fly’ is silky in its smoothness, has just enough beats to start a head bob and if your Marvin Gaye CD is out of reach then this will do just as well if your on a promise.
For me this is a mood album. It can quite happily play in the background while other things are going on. There are no tracks that stand out; which is not to say they are bad, just very even in pace and mood.
Amp Fiddler is on tour in February and March, you can catch him at these dates.
- 12 Feb Concorde, Brighton
- 13 Feb Sub Rosa, Sheffield
- 14 Feb Fiddlers, Bristol
- 27 Feb Jazz Café, London
- 28 Feb Jazz Café, London
- 29 Feb Roadhouse, Manchester
Label : Play It Again Sam (PIAS)
Release Date : 26 January 2004