Initially an intriguing side-project to travel the world, recording the music from each location, and merging it all together into a strange mixture of different genres, Jamie Catto‘s 1 Giant Leap project has produced two truly fascinating albums.
You may well remember the collaboration with Robbie Williams and Maxi Jazz, My Culture, or the follow-up Braided Hair.
Where to start
Start with the eponymous debut (2002) – in particular, The Way You Dream with Michael Stipe is an essential listen.
What to buy
That just leaves the second album What About Me? (2009), which is a little harder to get hold of. Copies are available on import. You could try the DVDs too, if you’re really feeling like something different.
Don’t bother with
The singles – they don’t add anything particular that you don’t have already.
All the treasure is on the two albums – they’re all you need.