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Mother Confessor EP

A Band Called Flash

J4J
J4J-101 | 2018-06-01  
All songs written, produced and performed by Jared Hines

Executive producer : Jonesy Hines
Art Direction : Ray Noland
Funkskool Digital, all rights reserved
licenced from J4J Records copyright control 2018



A Picadilly Records review:

The Mother Confessor EP is A treat for anyone who does their dancing at the soulful end of the spectrum. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Atmosphere, Dinosaur L and Raw Silk, multi-instrumental maestro Jared Hines took to the studio and laid down five body moving, soul soothing tracks inflected with just a touch of the power cosmic.

Opening cut "Mother Confessor" sees the ensemble lock the dial on an intergalactic broadcast of jazz-funk classics, riffing on the "Dancing In Outer Space" bassline and "Wood, Brass and Steel" melody, while the backmasked vocal and thick film of cosmic slop provide their own psychedelic shimmer.

Next up, our sonic explorers harness the synthetic majesty of a lost West End classic for the dubbed out disco/boogie sounds of "The Gift", a fast paced peak timer which bounds out the stacks like a Francois K mix of a Sharon Redd stormer.

"Nicci" rounds out the A-side with an emotive chord progression and some wild guitar solos whilst retaining the full phat funk of the previous two cuts.

"People's Palace (Devotion)" sees A Band Called Flash set phasers for stun and head off on a intergalactic dub disco excursion complete with head fucking fx, killer rhythm breaks and a euphoric 'loveboat' chorus.

Last but by no means least, "Sliph" offers a low slung take on the kind of bass heavy jazz funk the Parisians jacked for the first wave of French Touch. If the on point percussion and infectious bassline weren't enough to get fingers a-popping and feet a-stomping, then Andrew Zhang's outrageous rhodes solo should take you to Cloud Nine.

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