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5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT ELECTRONIC ALBUM WITH SOUL, 3 Dec. 2010
This review is from: Akabu: Phuture Ain't What It Used To Be (Audio CD)
i felt i had to write a review of this album after some heavy rotation on my car stereo over the last month. Though i've bought all the Sunburst Band CDs i wasn't sure how into this more electronic offering from producer Dave Lee. However, I'm pleased to report this album does not disappoint at all. Lots of great deep musical house tracks with enough soul and vocals to keep the old heads pleased but with a futuristic approach to the instrumentation and arrangements. I can hear influences of Mr Fingers, Kerri Chandler and other old school house producers across the album. We kick off with the 80s synth funk title track, which kind of comes across as Raydio meets Daft Punk. One of my favorites is the next song "Crystalized", which has an acid house bass line under classic chords and quirky Plantlife type vocals. I also love the Murk style electro funk of "Behind the Mask" with Tanya Michelle's soulful vocals. However, most of my favorites are in the second half of the cd, the majestic John Barry ish "Another World" (with Berliner Andre Lodeman). The moody deep "Heatwave on Mars", Tony Momrelle's beautiful Blaze like "Life is so strange" and pure old school Detroit tech house "Another Generation"......echoes of Underground Resistance on that one i think? So all in all much more depth and re listen value than many more DJ driven "dance" albums. Thoroughly recommended
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