Pedro

Debut album from London-based 24-year-old

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James Rutledge?aka Pedro?will soon be ubiquitous. Alongside stints with Twisted Nerve’s D.O.T., he’s collaborated with The Pastels and Kevin Shields on the soundtrack for The Last Great Wilderness.

Pedro?a name inspired by the lead character in Alex Cox’s 1992 movie Highway Patrolman?asserts his programming talents with authority. A backbone of hip hop beats and stuttering electro map out rustic guitar pickings, flailing jazz and even sweeping classical flourishes. Rutledge’s dextrous electronic patchwork can be masterful, though his melodic direction needs a sturdier anchoring. A name, however, to be conjured with.

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