The fourth album in the ‘Funky Groove’ series. Another 10 picks from my now quite large library of tracks that have a solid Funky feel to them. Rhythm is the essential ingredient here once again with a mixture of up tempo and laid back but groovin’ tracks.
A few more of those much loved crisp wah-wah guitar riffs along with some cool soul licks are to be found this time, combined once again with Rhodes electric piano phrases blended perfectly with hypnotic rhythmic combinations of real drums and percussion instruments. A couple of tracks with a definite swing to them are also featured this time with Are You Ready and Open Your Eyes. The second of these along with the 2 x Soul Funk tracks also have some very nice vocal additions.
You will hear sax, flutes, trumpets, complete brass sections, strings, sitar, tabla and keyboard instruments of many varieties. Beyond these real instruments are a myriad of entirely original sounds. Many of the shifting musical phrases that surround and envelope the listener in a sea of sound are created with the use of a multitude of special effect devices put together exclusively and specifically for these tracks.
As with most of my compositions musical quotes and sonic references to a variety other styles including dance, funk, hip hop and R & B and jazz are to be found. Every sound in every track is carefully considered within each of these compositions. Often I will add many musical parts to a track only to eventually remove most of them once again. If it’s not spot on then it does not stay in.