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on 19 May 2015
This 2012 released compilation on Nascente forms part of their Funk Experience, this time around Rickard Masip compiles tracks from Scandinavia, the nations that get a look in are Denmark, Finland and Sweden, the tracks themselves are far from Funk they are more or less jazz.

There are some tracks that do not fit well with the others even though they are good, The (Tommy) Seebach Band's "Bubble Sex" is Disco Electro, Ralph Lundsten's "Horroscope" is Electro Techno and Doris Svensson's two tracks "You Never Come Closer" and "Don't" are Funk, Jazz Psych-Rock.

There are a couple of notable covers, a strange but good Jazzy take on the Jimmy Hendrix classic "Stone Free" by Claes-Göran Fagerstedt (sung by female Jazz vocalist Nannie Porres) and Bob Azzam's cover of the Latin Jazz track "Mas Que Nada" (originally by Jorge Ben) is pretty good but check out Funk/Latin band Samba Soul's version from 1977, it's on Cutmaster Swift Presents The Breaks.

Most of the other tracks are more or less straight up Jazz, Trad Jazz and Big Band with touches of Fusion, up to an extent they do have a groove to them but not really Funky more Jazzy and ten out of the seventeen tracks are instrumental.

I am more of a Jazz/Funk Fusion fan but after I gave it a few spins I ended liking twelve out of the seventeen tracks hence why I gave it four stars, if you don't mind more Jazz and less Funk then I would recommend you purchase this.
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on 29 December 2012
If you love grooves, if you love funk, if you love the unusual (hell, if you love Scandinavia) then this will probably satisfy by the bucket load. In some ways a weird concept but it works really well and contains some gems you don't really find anywhere else (unless you are a real afficionado I guess) except possibly by accident on youtube. My personal faves are Standing in The Way, Taboo, Bubble Sex & Memphis Underground, but they all groove. And as for the quirky Doris - Don't (?!) - Oh, please do....
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