((Jamie Lidell)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

UK/German resident Jamie Lidell may be on Warp Records, but this is no Aphex Twin (or even Maximo Park for that matter). Think Prince instead. Once an IDM knob-twiddler full of "digital derangement," Lidell is now a straight-up soul singer.

Yes, on his critically acclaimed new album, Multiply, you can still hear a few scattered electro-funk glitches and clicks and the occasional synth-inspired technical wizardry... but it's relegated to the background. Moving front and center to the foreground is Lidell's powerfully smooth voice that would make even the men of Motown proud.

He has been compared to the second coming of everyone from Curtis Mayfield and Little Richard to Sam Cooke and Al Green. Regardless which soulful singer Lidell is the Second Coming of, it's a fact that he has a genre-busting voice anyone can appreciate -- even tech geeks.
Published August 03, 2005
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