Tuesday, November 13, 2018

LA MURPHY SAGA CONTINUES: "THE RUMBLE" / "WORLD'S CRAZY" [with Maurice Fulton] - Róisín Murphy

Both "The Rumble" and "World's Crazy" have already scored high among my #Top25 Crème de la Crème list for October but the arrival of the official video for the A-side track makes for a splendid occasion to blog about this final instalment in the lavish Róisín Murphy x Maurice Fulton collaboration once more.

"The Rumble" is an epic diva-house-meets-gospel gloriousness quickly becoming the favourite out of the 8 Murphy/Fulton club tracks among the fans. The uncompromising, utterly hypnotic video, featuring the alluring choreographer Lindy Nsingo in a trance-induced, cathartic dancefloor moment, captures the gritty aesthetics of the underground London club scene which served as one of the main sources of influence for Murphy's tireless and self-directed video project. The rapturous single was co-written by a Tanzanian artist Mim Suleiman whose album "Tungi" I have been holding close to my muso heart for years. The bass-laden B-side "World's Crazy" is a funk-dripping slow burner even if it may seem a little understated next to the throbbing extravaganza of "The Rumble". Yet another example that Róisín Murphy doesn't do lazy b-sides!

You can order your copy of the limited edition 12" single of "The Rumble"/"World's Crazy" directly from The Vinyl Factory.

What a year it's been for all of us Róisín Murphy admirers and devotees! Here's a little summary of the previous chapters with handy links and music videos:


Limited Edition 12" at The Vinyl Factory (Edition of 1000)
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Limited Edition 12" at The Vinyl Factory (Edition of 1500)
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Limited Edition 12" at The Vinyl Factory (Edition of 1500)
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ALL artwork by Bráulio Amado!
Order your limited edition T-Shirts HERE!

And this is how it all began...