As the previous reviewer has highlighted this album does not contain any downright,dirty funk but what it does contain is some really nice laid back summer jazzy R'n'B grooves which I personally would exepct as it refers to 'lounge music' in the title.I accessed their website to gain incite into the band via the biogrphy.The bands is led by Klive D from the UK who apparently gave everything up for music and landed in France to write some songs.He eventually got to NY and hooked up with some musicians incuding Maya Azacena (who had a nice solo project called Junkyard Jewel out a few years ago! Junkyard Jewel
).The aim then was to define the sound that is 'New York Lounge Funk' and thus the creation of this album which was to contain proper horns and real musicians playing semi-live to get a groove feeling going on.
The opening track is a very likable dancer.Similarly the vibe of 'Happy' is just that.This is great music for driving on a summers day, windows down and the volume up! A more jazzy vibe on the slower Natural High which has some nice guitar work in the background.In fact the musicianship and production are smoooth through out the entire set.The track Glow continues the jazzy vibe over a funky bassline.A nice laid back semi-ballad is found in Fly with some sweet vocals.The slower jazz vibe continues on Night and Day which showcases the beautiful vocals even more.
The track Time is probably my favourite ballad.'Grip' ups the laid back tempo a little before we enter a slightly more latin disco based dancer 'Feel';rounding of the set with the wonderful groovey laid back'Don't Kill The Girls'which is the finale with lush orchestrations and jazzy trumpet.A really nice slice of lounge funk! This whole set is enjoyable if you want to kick back and relax on a summer's day.Maybe spark up the BBQ and just chillax with some friends.A good comparison would be somehwere between the works of Incognito and the jazzier side of Swing Out Sister. I can imagine this album doing well in Japan where they have a liking for this kind of club groove.Maybe not an imaganative title but now you know why and I would say it is very accurate.Sample first and (I predict)enjoy if you like the sound of this from my review.