No One Else is the debut single/EP from Natalie Walker. The release features the track No One Else, with three remixes, and Circles.
The single No One Else is a attractive love song delivered in a longing, yet forlorn way, by Walker. Walker is backed by underwater Enoesque piano and downtempo orchestration that brings to mind Portishead and Thievery Corporation’s slow tracks. It’s a strong, romantic single.
While the original is restrained, it’s followed by three remixes that take the track into other directions, ranging from glitchy to house. The track holds up very well in its incarnations, based on the strength of Walker’s vocal delivery. It brought to mind the sometimes stunning transformations found on Sarah McLachlan’s remix albums. When a track works as well as a house track as it does as a downtempo number, you know it’s a great performance.
The last track, Circles, is another strong cut. It returns the music to the downtempo territory of the first cut. The track is a waltz that sounds a bit like Eno producing Norah Jones. Walker is backed by piano, drum and bass, spiced with electronic effects.
No One Else is an memorable introduction to Natalie Walker that whets the appetite for more. You can hear streaming versions of the tracks at the Natalie Walker site.
- No One Else (Radio Edit)
- No One Else (The Vector Warrior Remix)
- No One Else (The Amalgamation Of Sounds Remix)
- No One Else (10 SUi Vs !mposter Deeper Dub Remix)