Album Review: Dan Le Sac – Space Between The Words

by Katherine

(Published in NME Magazine)Image

Known as the beardy dude in hip-hop duo Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Dan is following in his band-mate’s footsteps and stepping into a solo career. As you’d expect from a man commonly found twiddling behind a keyboard, ‘Space Between The Words‘ is feature heavy, with guest spots from Merz, Pete Hefferan from Pete & The Pirates and most notably, indie-folker Emmy The Great. An eclectic mix, perhaps – but the motley crew of collaborations is the best thing about ‘Space Between The Words’. Dan’s production is unashamedly bombastic, and this works best on on the blustering, Merz-featuring ‘Long Night of Life’. Likewise, the wobbling bass and swaggering funk of single ‘Play Along’ bolsters Sarah Williams White’s vocal slinking perfectly. However, Emmy The Great’s turn on ‘Memorial’ is wildly misjudged, with Dan’s overblown disco synthetics crushing the singular charm of her schoolgirlish coo. Despite this, ‘Space Between The Words‘ is an entertainingly volatile affair – wildly skittering between genres to pull together a record which is often patchy, but never boring, at least. Katherine Rodgers. 


Download: ‘Long Night of Life’, ‘Play Along’