La Batteria —
La Batteria ... LP Penny (Italy), 2015. New Copy ...
On January 20, 2015 (delayed)
A contemporary combo, but one who hit the style of classic sound library funk right on the money – with a killer approach that makes the album bristle like a vintage set all the way through! And trust us on this – these guys aren't "retro" or going for some sort of easy 60s modes – and instead, they really find the best way to turn out the sort of small combo funk that you'd hear from one of the small Italian sound library labels of the 70s – from the sharp instrumentation, right down to the production – and especially the best sense of economy and focus when turning out a groove. The music is heavy on keyboards – Hammond, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and more – but also isn't just one of these copycat keyboard affairs, like the flurry of 80s styled work on the market. We're darn hard to please, and naturally suspicious of material like this – to take our word that when we say it's great, it's plenty darn great! Titles include "Espresso", "Dilemma", "Manifesto", "Vice Versa", "Chimera", "Scenario", "Formula", and "Vigilante". LP, Vinyl record album