Winter-frost,snow,icey winds,such words come to mind when thinking about Winter.BUT Winter Chill 3...ahh,that's a different matter.Only one word is needed to describe this new Hed Kandi compilation...SHIVERS.No not the cold,frosty shivers,but those which attack you spine and the hairs on the back of your neck ,that's what these glorious tracks induce.
There are a few commerically recognised artists on this compilation,..mind you that's not to say that Faithless,Depeche Mode,Goldfrapp and Lamb,.don't produce the goods...but it's the "unknown" gems that really get the "Thrill Juices" going!
From the strains of The Dining Rooms' "M. Dupont",through to Beth Hirsch's "Come a Day" and Sia's "Blow it all away"...you just know that you're experiencing something Special...or rather VERY SPECIAL.A heady ,smooth mix of Jazz,Blues,Funk,and Latin -laced rythyms,blended into a delicious musical cocktail,all lovingly served up as Hed Kandi only knows how.
I know it's wrong to pick out a personal favourites (but what the hell,this could well be my first,last,and only review)..so just listen to the "house band"-Fac 15-featuring Cathi Ogden,incredible redition of the Carpenter's classic "Rainy days and Mondays".Listening to this creates shivers so strong that I can hardly keep my fingers on the keyboard!
Hed Kandi are slowly, but surely,building up quite a name for themselves.Listen to this album and you'll see why!Winter Chill 3 is a priceless five star gem of an album,and I'm already eager for next winter to arrive!