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Sound of the Summer.
on 12 June 2014
This album does sound very good on CD - the production is immaculate on every track and the musicianship is of a very high standard. I tried the MP3 version, given as a free download, but the CD reveals a lot more detail and has much more depth of sound.
The band are incredibly tight as usual and there is a good team of vocalists - I also enjoyed the horn arrangements and Nigel Hitchcock's alto solos are very classy - sounding quite American, if this can be taken as a compliment. Of course what singles out Incognito is the fact that they are British, but have a "transatlantic" sound.
This album has the usual mix of danceable tracks, with elements of Jazz, Funk and Soul. Every track is well-crafted, but for me, there isn't a stand-out tune that grabs you, as there have been on previous albums. Having said that, this album sounds ideally suited to the summer and makes great party music, with funky bass, syncopated horns and some catchy hooks. Not their best, but of a very high standard - just put it on and enjoy the summer!