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Monocled Man: We Drift Meridian

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Formed in 2011 and led by Loop Collective trumpeter Rory Simmons this is the intriguing follow-up to Monocled Man's 2014 debut album Southern Drawl. The album's title reflects Simmons's intention to tell the story, via his compositions, of real people who lived on remote islands across the globe. Tromelin Island was the site of the wreckage of a slave ship run aground in 1761. The plaintive echoey trumpet melody at the opening of “Tromelin" reflects the loneliness and desperation of ...


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