It's been many years since we last heard from Italian Secret Service – but these guys still sound pretty darn great, with all the breezy, bossa-styled grooves we remember! There's a bit of a retro vibe to the record, but one that's never too strong – just a hint of 60s in the mix, and a real respect for the kinds of older instrumentation that always sounds warm on record – bits of organ, flute, vibes, and more – laid out somewhat sparely, but usually with a good sense of soul – making the album almost sound like a modern take on some of the hipper sounds you might hear on Verve
Records in the 60s. The group's just a duo, and handle most of the instrumentation themselves – so there's definitely some overdubs and programming used to create the sound – yet things never sound too overly-mixed, and at many points the pair comes off with the spontaneity of some of the more jazz-based groups around of late. There's just a bit of vocals on the record, and the album also features a number of bonus tracks too – making for over 75 minutes of music, with cuts that include "Call Me Linda", "Cartoons", "Haupe", "Lazy Man", "Last Samba In Paris", "It's Monday Too", "Tch K Ten", "Digital World", "So Tired", "Italian Melody", and a wild bossa cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit".