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Slowly Rolling Camera: Juniper

Read "Juniper" reviewed by Roger Farbey


It would be just too facile to contend that the music produced by Slowly Rolling Camera is in the same ball park as, say, Air, Massive Attack or Groove Armada. For while it's partially true to assign the trip hop epithet to SRC, that shorthand does this trio (comprising, Dave Stapleton, Deri Roberts and Elliot Bennett) a disservice. The group's musical lineage undoubtedly extends way further back, even beyond Soft Machine, Weather Report or Terry Riley. The use of saxophones ...

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Album Review

Slowly Rolling Camera: Juniper

Read "Juniper" reviewed by Geno Thackara


If Slowly Rolling Camera isn't already working on a film score or two, then some director somewhere is really missing out. The Welsh outfit occupies a beautifully lush spot in the music world at the intersection of jazz, trip-hop and soul-soothing electronica. It's sweeping yet intimate stuff, vivid and emotional on a widescreen scale in hi-def. This was true for their first two full- lengths as well, but Juniper shows them making a core change and producing their finest outing ...

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Slowly Rolling Camera: All Things

Read "All Things" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Slowly Rolling Camera was formed in Cardiff, Wales in 2013 and comprises a nucleus of vocalist and lyricist Dionne Bennett, co-composer and keyboardist Dave Stapleton plus Deri Roberts who in addition to producing the album is heard on electronics and assorted instruments and finally Elliot Bennett on drums and percussion. The group is variously augmented by horns, guitar, bass and strings where required. This is the second album by the band, the first eponymous album was released in 2014, preceded ...

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Slowly Rolling Camera: Slowly Rolling Camera

Read "Slowly Rolling Camera" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


A band name--and album title--like Slowly Rolling Camera gives little if anything away about the nature of the music to be experienced on this, the debut album from the UK-based quartet. Good--for surprises can be fun. Once the music becomes familiar--the beautiful, imaginative and ambitious compositions become firmly fixed in the mind--the surprise is revealed to be lots of fun. Two other UK bands, the Cinematic Orchestra and Portishead, are Slowly Rolling Camera's own points of reference for ...


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