2 enigmatic groovers from Biddu – the 70s dancefloor maestro who brought plenty of Eastern flavors to his music! Futuristic Journey is every bit the album you might expect – a set that's got some nice keyboard touches and electrified grooves – but also some warmer organic touches that are part of Biddu's Eastern vibe! Arrangements are by Biddu and Gerry Shury – the latter of whom plays the keyboards on the record, in a lineup that also features Frank Rico
tti on vibes and Manesh Chandra on sitar, plus a fair bit of string and brass players adding a fuller disco sound. Titles include "Futuristic Journey", "James Bond Disco Theme", "Eastern Journey", "Journey To The Moon", "Journey To The Sun", and "Unfinished Journey". Eastern Man is magical disco work from the enigmatic Biddu – one of the few guys working from a larger mainstream studio perspective that we can really dig in the genre! Biddu's got a way here of blending older pop modes, Eastern instrumentation, and soaring disco strings – at a level that's almost a slightly tripped-out take on the Barr
y White sound, but which is also unabashedly pop as well. Original tracks and surprising covers juxtapose on the set – and while some of the work on the album's relatively mellow, there's more than a few tunes that keep the disco groove up! Titles include "Nirvana", "King Kong", "Puerto Rico
", "Boogiethon", "Funky Tropical", and "Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon".