Multiply proves that this pasty-faced Brit is the most soulful motherfucker alive. Jamie Lidell‘s second solo joint takes a huge detour from his 2000 debut, Muddlin Gear, and even from Super_Collider‘s Cubist R&B. Where his first album busted mad experimental electronic moves that surely planted a permagrin on Aphex‘s mug, Multiply is Lidell‘s earnest stab at soul-singer deification. And he nails it. Those expecting a disc of outrageous vocal experiments à la Lidell‘s 2004 Mutek set will be stunned by Multiply‘s conventionality. But Lidell‘s voice and production have the funk and soul to melt the hearts of Stevie, Marvin, Al, James, and Prince. Seriously.