What does it sound like?:
Every once in a while I come across an album by accident that blows me away. This is one such album. I was browing the Daptones site as am a big fan of Sharon Jones and the Budos Band and others and was intrigued by this album. It is all instrumentals veering between funky and slow and sensual tunes none of which outstay their welcome. Lots of Hammond, Farfisa, trumpet and Tenor Sax. It is the sound of 60′ Blaxploitation movies but with an updated sound. Puts me in mind of Tarantino movies and Elmore Leonard novels. I miss reading new Leonard novels and this disc has encouraged me to dig out his older ones to read again. Would be a perfect soundtrack for Jackie Brown for example – some of the titles like Glovebox Pistol, Parlor Trick or There was a man suggest the band are thinking along the same lines. I can also hear the Danger Mouse sound from his recent production duties with Michael Kiwanuka. An excellent album that has been prominent on my cd player for last few weeks.
What does it all *mean*?
Still possible to be taken by surprise – that is the joy that music still gives.
Goes well with…
Getting ready to go out on the town or chilling after a night on the town.
Might suit people who like…
Michael Kiwanuka, James Brown, Danger Mouse, late period Miles Davis.