Little Dragon - Little Dragon/Machine Dreams/Ritual Union (Bundle - 3xLP)
Grab Little Dragon's first celebrated three albums in a discounted bundle, while supplies last.
Little Dragon - Little Dragon
2007 debut album from Swedish outfit. featuring radiant vocalist Yukimi Nagano and her close high school friends Erik Bodin (drums), Fredrick Källgren (bass) and Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards), Little Dragon stepped into the spotlight with the release of their first double A-side single on Peacefrog (home to Jose Gonzalez and Findlay Brown), `Twice'/'Test'. A former Rough Trade `Single of the Week'. Yukimi has sung with Sweden's Electronica-Jazz outfit Koop, and both Yukimi and Erik play live with Jose Gonzalez. The album is marvelously book ended by the drifting percussion and electronic dynamics of `Scribbled Paper', showcasing another wonderful vocal performance. Little Dragon take tired musical traces and styles, give them a shot in the arm to leave us with something fresh and positive. It is a debut full of subtle touches, capturing fleeting emotional moments, twinned with gnawingly memorable Pop flourishes and hooks.
Little Dragon - Machine Dreams
Little Dragon return with a spectacular second album offering in August, a pulsating electro pop epic that Prince would be proud of (only fronted by a beautiful Swedish lady with a sultry voice). A bold and surprising side/two step onwards from their self titled debut, released two years ago to great acclaim especially among specialist circles. Machine Dreams, with its nagging hooks and gloriously infectious tunes, should finally see the band break out into the mainstream.
Little Dragon - Ritual Union
Ritual Union finds the experimental, late-night charm of their debut LP colliding with the more upfront and danceable sounds of Machine Dreams. Already a blogger's delight, the first single 'Nightlight' sounds like Erykah Badu fronting the Psychedelic Furs, with a healthy smattering of digital Funk and Alt.Soul. 'Brush The Heat', their most club-friendly track yet, is a dancefloor detonator with the most infectious cowbells since Jay-Z told us about his '99 Problems'. Title track 'Ritual Union' is sleek and soulful Electronic Pop at its best. Little Dragon released Ritual Union after having collaborated on recordings by Gorillaz (Plastic Beach), TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek (Maximum Balloon), SBTRKT (SBTRKT), and Big Boi (Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumours). The album was recorded during gaps in their schedule as worldwide support for Gorillaz.