Belleruche - 270 Stories  Artist: Belleruche Title Of Album: 270 Stories
Label: Tru Thoughts Year Of Release: 2010 Genre: Hip-Hop / Soul / Funky Breaks Format: mp3, VBR V0 Tracks: 11 Total Time: 39:51 min Total Size: 64.15 Mb Homepage: http://www.myspace.com/belleruche
Tracklist: 1. Fuzz face (2:57) 2. Tired robot (3:52) 3. Bobby (4:17) 4. 3 amp fuse (3:21) 5. Cat in a dog suit (3:51) 6. Youe me us them (2:52) 7. Shudder & Cry (3:51) 8. Clockwatching (4:31) 9. Ginger wine (3:12) 10. Gold Rush (3:53) 11. Churro (3:14)
270 Stories sees the trio hitting their stride with style, tying together all that is distinctive about their off-kilter mix-up of scratchy beats, bluesy guitar and soulful, honeycomb vocals that we know and love, with the unmistakable vibe of a band pushing forward without pretension, letting their ideas roam free and lead them to a new place. In their own words it is "layered, tougher, more aggressive and possibly at the same time more introspective" than their previous, highly acclaimed, long players. Singer Kathrin deBoer ups the ante with multi-layered harmonies that see her skirting the line between sugary and spiky, with a distinctly doo-wop style making an appearance on some tracks. In addition to his unique, bluesy lead stylings, guitarist Ricky Fabulous plays a lot more bass on this album, which makes for a dynamic and irresistible melodic interplay between basslines and vocals. More new and exciting sonic surprises you%27ll find in the mix include tougher edged beats from turntablist DJ Modest, exploring darker, contemporary influences; all this alongside more rigorous attention to song arrangements and form, harnessing the beautifully dishevelled, charmingly chaotic energy of their music for a powerful result.