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AA Wallace - (Disambiguation)

  by Dave Goodwin

published: 8 / 6 / 2013

AA Wallace - (Disambiguation)
Label: Acadian Embassy
Format: CD


First-rate electronica on debut solo album from former Sleepless Nights front man, AA Wallace

Welcome to the world of East Coast Canadian, AA Wallace. Many people will recognise his name from his previous band Sleepless Nights, but on this debut solo album AA Wallace has slipped effortlessly into the world of electronic music by producing a plethora of mash-ups and edits and remixes. The former front man of that celebrated rock n' roll band has been busy gaining recognition and turning heads with his solo material. He recently released the singles ‘Shake It Out’ and ‘Bowie’, and then best of all the great dance track, ‘Offline’. On ‘(Disambiguation)’ he continues his headlong dive into a realm of music inspired by French house, chillwave and nu-disco. Think that's good? Wait a minute. AA Wallace is also the culprit of a monthly DJ night in Halifax in Nova Scotia, and over the time he has spent doing this album has assembled a competent and seriously funked out backing band (featuring ex-members of the Superfantastics and current members of Kuato) to add to his already eye-raising live shows. He has a knack of embedding and expanding himself into one’s consciousness effortlessly. There are frequent references to the word "discorporate" in the lyrics (It apparently means to leave your body). This excellent album has moments both where you want to freak out and others where you just want to chill out or shoe gaze for a little while. 'Offline' is reminiscent of mid-period New Order output, and drifts nicely into the strangely-titled 'Post Mortem Depression'. There are three other outstanding pieces here. 'Feels Too Real' is a shockingly good groove-ridden dancer that is sure to get sampled and remixed, as is the amazing chilled-out electro soul of 'Du What U Want'. Finally there is 'Temporal Suspension' which sports some lovely Hammond type tinkering and a groove to get anyone up and happy. As AA drifts to the end, he claims soulfully that “I don't believe in anything that does not believe in me!” Marvellous!

Track Listing:-
1 Offline
2 Post-Mortem Depression
3 Feels Too Real
4 Complaining About Airports
5 Du What U Wunt
6 Lipstick & Stethoscopes
7 Temporal Suspension
8 This Can Heal

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