A IS FOR THE ALOOF

The Aloof were made up of members of The Sabres Of Paradise, Red Snapper, West London Deep, and lead by vocalist Ricky Barrow. Ricky’s soulful vocals floated over the devious lines of thick dub and trip hop beats with sultry ease like that of a crooner in a futuristic blues club.

“Cover The Crime”, “Sinking” are classic albums. “Seeking Pleasure” was lacking in ingenuity and originality and was their weakest release. Fortunately, the comeback and final album “This Constant Chase For Thrills” was a throwback to the earlier form and was a great way to go out.

“Over Stimulated” came out on a 7″ single through Slut Trax, the short-lived singles label set up by the late-lamented Jockey Slut magazine. Jockey Slut was a Manchester-based magazine that ran from 1993-2004, focusing on dance music and club culture.

Listen to “Over Stimulated” here

The Aloof’s myspace site is here.

Their music can be bought here

~ by acidted on February 15, 2008.

5 Responses to “A IS FOR THE ALOOF”

  1. […] Aloof were one of the first posts on Acid Ted, way back in Feb 2008. As a summary: The Aloof were made up of members of The Sabres Of […]

  2. […] work extremely well on the dancefloors at which it was  most definitely aimed! On the other side The Aloof mix slowly fades in with a melodic wash remeniscent of their own material which soon gives way to […]

  3. […] work extremely well on the dancefloors at which it was  most definitely aimed! On the other side The Aloof mix slowly fades in with a melodic wash remeniscent of their own material which soon gives way to […]

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