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emilíana torrini to release new EP
August 19, 2009, 1:11 pm
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wie_emilianatorriniRemixes and live tracks abound

Already out in the US but not due here until September 14th, Emilíana Torrini’s new Me & Armini EP sees the reggae-flavoured title track from the Italo–Icelander’s 2008 studio album get a pair of makeovers from studio whizzes Simone Lombardi and Dan Carey. A quick listen to the 30-second previews on Amazon.com suggests that Lombardi’s version is simply a souped-up take on the album version with heavier bass and some subtle electronica added, while Carey (who originally produced the track in the first place) has given the song a retro disco sheen that sounds fantastic. As a wise man once said, two tracks do not an EP make, even for a digital release, so Emilíana has generously given us a couple of recordings from a recent visit to the KCRW studios in California, and her hushed performances of album tracks ‘Ha Ha’ and ‘Beggar’s Prayer’ bring things to a soothing close.



Me & Armini EP
01 Me & Armini [Simone Lombardi mix]
02 Me & Armini [Dan Carey mix] 
03 Ha Ha [live on KCRW]
04 Beggar’s Prayer [live on KCRW]

Just before the EP comes out, Emilíana has lined up a four-date mini-tour of the UK that culminates in what must be her largest UK show to date at the Royal Festival Hall on September 13th. There are a few tickets still available for all dates. Support for the London show will be Welsh folk siren Cate Le Bon, while the lovely Alessi’s Ark will open up in Oxford, Gateshead and Manchester.

09.09.09 Academy 2, Oxford
10.09.09 The Sage 2, Gateshead
11.09.09 Academy 3, Manchester
13.09.09 Royal Festival Hall, London

Alan Pedder


‘Me & Armini’ [live]


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