by Liz Elensky

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Paul Murphy Back in the night of the day at The Horseshoe and The Electric Ballroom (homes of the original Jazz Rooms, along with The much missed Wag Club) I'd be playing tunes like this. It's soooo grooving and should be on a 45. Favorite track: Distractions.
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cjdabouncer As Liz well knows, this track blew me away when I 1st heard it in 2013!!! Totally sublime execution from vocals & instrumentation through to production & mixdown. NEED IT ON VINYL!!!!!!!? Favorite track: Distractions.
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Twistedsoul I can never hear enough of Liz Elensky's voice and the instrumentation from the players is killer. It's all topped off by Emanative's dope production. Favorite track: Distractions.
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Distractions 03:53


This track started life in the Emanative - Lions Of Judah Sessions, with the two Nick's laying down the rhythm section. Drums were then re-done (recorded to tape) Marc Rapson and Jessica Lauren had a major part in the writing as did Ben Hadwen & Tamar Osborn with the Horns & Woodwinds. Liz wrote and sang the lyric's after listening to Syreeta, Minnie, Stevie and much of the quality and timeless music of Black Jazz Records.

Jessica had the Clavinet going through the Mutron III and added her usual multi-layers of vintage synthesizer dub sonics.
After the success of Marc Rapson's remix of Emanative's When On Earth and Liz and Marc's collaboration on Love Is All from his own Dark v.s. Light E.P. it made a lot of sense to get him involved.

Hope you dig it.


released April 22, 2013

The Players:

Liz Elensky - Vocals
Ben Hadwen - Flute
Marc Rapson - Fender Rhodes
Nick Haward - Upright Bass
Tamar Osborn - Flute, Bass Clarinet & Soprano Saxaphone
Jessica Lauren - Clavinet, Multimoog & Moog Voyager
Nick Woodmansey - Venus Fly-Traps & Percussion

Produced by Emanative
Mastered by Tony Dixon @ Masterpiece Mastering.
Photo taken by Robert Strauss @ Wax Recording Studio
Vocals and Bass recorded with Martin Smith @ Garage Studio's


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