Kung Fu Jesus
Just as the Sun
AutoCharm release their 2nd album on Rubber Taxi Records entitled "Just as the Sun". Included on the album are the recently released electro pop singles "Supernatural" and "Toasting my Life" which were quickly followed up by the more Soulful House of "Who Am I" and "At Last". Along with these tracks they offer another three Soulful Groovers in the form of the Funky ripper "No Life" which should be best listened to whilst driving very fast ! Next up is "Right on People" with its bouncy groove and soaring vocals. We are also treated to the lush tones of a little Latin tinged Loungin House on the track "Just As The Sun". After this they start to take the tempo down on the Bensonesque "Shoulda Been Love" with torch song vocals and a smooth and soulful backing track. Lastly we have the Dubby chillout of "Heaven Helps" with a guest performance from Scotland's top bluesman Al Brown with a dreamy guitar solo at the end.
All in all the album offers the listener a varied experience without diverting to much from their Soul/Funk/Disco roots.
Nyree and The Auto Charm - Funky Tambourine
Rubber Taxi Records
Introducing the album 'Funky Tambourine' from Nyree and The Auto Charm. After three well received singles and remix's the band is now ready to unleash an eleven track album. The album is a mixed bag of Nu Disco, Pop, Chillout, Jazz, Soul and Funk. The band deliver two more dance floor fillers in 'One Dimensional Love' and 'Time Out' but also go to the other end of the spectrum by creating two lush Chillout tracks in the feverish 'Déjà Vu' and the sublimely warm 'Guarded Angel'. In between we have a few more Jazzy pop moments in the form of the nostalgic 'Special Friend' and the emotive 'Soar'. Overall there is a jazzy tinge to the album with a collage of colourful harmonies and melodies set over a textured musical arrangement and topped off with the soulful vocals of Nyree Burt. The album is diverse with a little bit of something for everyone and avoids falling into any set genre. Funky Tambourine ... get on it!!!