Out of the Darkness is the sixth album from English producer Kirk Degiorgio and, following 2001's 21st Century Soul, only his second to be released stateside. Initially titled Into the Darkness, a nod to our lives in a post-9/11 world, the Ipswitch-based Degiorgio changed the title to honor the birth of his son. And, as he can't deny, his music is inherently positive. A renowned progenitor of ambient and angular electronic jazz, his keys float on clouds on minimalist reveries such as "Daisy Picker" and the Herbie Hancock cover "Love Theme from The Spook Who Sat By The Door." But "It Ain't Nothin'," "Do You Know?" and "Leviathan" show that he's a force to reckon with in hip-hop and dance as well.
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