GENRE | MOON FUNK
VERDICT | SHAFT IN SPACE
LABEL | ESL MUSIC
RELEASE | 7.24.12
pairing it alongside vintage synths for an entrancing, but somewhat limited, outing.
The good news: the funk ain’t broke. Opener “AJ’s Mood” is a straight shot of the stuff, setting the mood for what’s essentially the soundtrack to a Blaxploitation film on Mars. Fellow toe-tappers “Galactica” and “Jupiter’s Jam” mix in some sci-fi nicely, but we’re ultimately left wanting more.
The missing piece to Synthesizers is that each track is essentially a groove. With the exception of “Boogie Children,” vocals are absent. Listeners can easily pine for MF Doom laying down a verse over the commotion, but the pieces still work, albeit moderately, on their own.
Taken track by track, Shawn Lee creates a fun, soulful universe that’s still definitely worth a spin.
SHAWN LEE (w/ AM)
1222 COMM AVE.
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