The Exchange Session Vol. 2

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The Exchange Session Vol. 2
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Studio album by
Released22 May 2006
Recorded4 April 2005 at the Exchange, London
Genre Jazz / Electronic
Label Domino Records
Producer Kieran Hebden
Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid chronology
The Exchange Session Vol. 1
The Exchange Session Vol. 2
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The Exchange Session Vol. 2 is a 2006 album by Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid.


Track listing

  1. "Hold Down the Rhythms, Hold Down the Machines" – 20:00
  2. "Noémie" – 17:28
  3. "We Dream Free" – 16:02


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  1. "The Exchange Session Vol. 2 by Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid" . Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  2. Allmusic review