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on 14 December 2002
As a concept, this is quite new. Scan the radio-waves for samples, and indulge yourself in a colourful collage with the resulting booty.
As a sound, Akufen comes across as an updated and funkier version of late-90s house pioneer Todd Edwards.
In this offering, he delivers a musically interesting, always funky slice of his personal "radio funk" style.
On tracks like "Jeep Sex" and "Wet floors", ultra-short snippets of guitar, vox, piano and assorted parps and squeals swing about the stereo spectrum in harmony with the solid four-to-the-floor beats and bass. Real head-nodding stuff.
On "Skidoos" and his interpretation of the Frank Sinatra classic "My Way" (the LP's title track), Akufen goes deeper, swapping radio material for lush pads, but the bass is always deep and funky and the beats crystalline. the radio stuff still pops up now and again, but it's more for decorative effect than anything else.
With this as well as other recent Force Inc. offerings on your stereo, you'll impress others with your forward-thinking tastes, and although it doesn't always work as a homogenous whole, you'll be gaining an often moving, soulful, funky and sophisticated set of quality tracks.
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3.7 out of 5 stars
3.7 out of 5 stars
£38.13+ £1.26 shipping