Fourth studio album from Andy Cato and Tom Findlay aka Groove Armada, on vinyl for the first time since 2002. Lovebox was inspired by the nickname for the record crate in the back of their studio where they’d stash records containing potential samples and the heart-shaped post-it notes with the location of the loops scribbled on them. And there’s a lot of love in that box, inspiring the duo to move effortlessly between neon-lit house grooves (“Lovebox”), early-millenium rap rock (“Purple Haze”), ambitious downtempo (“Remember,” “Tuning In,” “Think Twice”) , cavernous broken beat (“Be Careful What You Say”) and rolling 4x4 reggae vibes (“But I Feel Good”). This deluxe edition includes a printed insert with extensive notes from Andy Cato reminiscing on the album’s creation and sharing anecdotes from the recording sessions, recalling partying with Elton John and a disarmingly non-diva Neneh Cherry showing up to the studio with nothing more than ‘a smile and a 4-pack of Red Stripe.’ Transparent blue colored double vinyl pressing housed in glossy gatefold jacket in a limited edition of 2,000 individually-numbered copies.
- transparent blue colored vinyl
- 180g heavyweight double vinyl pressing
- glossy gatefold jacket
- includes printed insert w/ extensive liner notes by Andy Cato
- limited to 2,000 numbered / foil-stamped copies
- music label: Music On Vinyl 2018
reviewed by Sarakaya Komzin 09/2018
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