DJ Cam’s seventh album is one of his most cinematic – and that much is immediately evident from the opening strains of ‘California Dreamin”, the sparse strings and piano marking his relocation to LA from France. ‘Seven’ alternates its atmospheric, slightly laid back instrumentals with some meaningful vocals from the likes of Nicolette, who proves a welcome guest with a frisson of attitude on ‘Love’. Chris James adds plenty to his three vocal numbers, while Cam introduces a touch of jazz to the airy ‘Fontainebleau’ and a sultry offbeat air to ‘1988’. The biggest surprise is saved until near the end, however, with the block harmonies of ‘Uncomfortable’, with James’ vocals multitracked into a chorus that sticks in the head long after the album has finished. It completes an instinctive and enjoyable record.
4 out of 5
Reviewed By Ben Hogwood