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The self-titled first album from The Backwoods is the solo outing of DJ Kent, otherwise known as one half of nu-disco outfit Force of Nature.

Kent hasn’t abandoned nature completely by working solo. The album has an outdoors-y feel to it that is apparent from the beginning. Opening track “Awakening” sets the mood, perfectly combining vigorous tribal percussion and the ambient sounds of nature. What follows are quite minimal but very rewarding nu-disco tracks that draw inspiration from a wide variety of sources, such as techno, Balearic, Latin music and rock.

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