Flamingo Pier - Flamingo PierSoundway
New Zealand collective Flamingo Pier's self titled full length debut is filled with punchy Disco, funky boogie and infectious house tunes. This album builds on the highly regarded EPs released in 2019 and 2020. The nine track release packs quite a punch right out of the gate. "Eternal" has elements of classic Disco with soaring strings, sweet horns and infectious drums courtesy of label mate Julien Dyne. Another label mate, saxophonist Nathan Haines shares production duties on the tasty house banger "Last Call". The eight minute banger will be an instant floor filler for many DJs. "Make You Wonder" has a percolating guitar infused boogie groove. The entire disc has an uplifting vibe that stems from a year of being in lockdown. The band was finally able to gather together in the studio and the energy manifested into a joyful recording that's certain to make you dance, toe tap or however you choose to move.
Reg Dancy, 06/21