New and Notable Releases
BELL Come Into My Room (Peace
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Frequent Moodyman collaborator Norma Jean Bell follows up her I’m The Baddest Bitch hit with a full-length album that reveals her as a strong producer, vocalist and musician in her own right. While her sax playing and dense jazz chords, along with a penchant for mixing lo-fi and hi-fi, will be familiar to Moodyman fans, her style is out on its own. One part easy-listening soul, one part experimental house, plus a dash of diva and a teaspoon of blues, Bell continues the Detroit tradition of cutting-edge dance music.