Jumbonics - Talk To The AnimalsTru Thoughts Recordings
Rob Mac and Matt Smooth are back and showing no end to their talents, after their excellent Gum Drop and Speeka projects. The track you've probably heard of here is their funk re-working of The Strokes "Last Nite": I was rather surprised that I knew the track and when playing out, it's certainly a crowd pleaser. What made this album really special for me was vocalist Norman Anderson, who just blew me away. It seems whatever style Rob and Matt throw at him, Norman's wonderful voice excels on every tune. To top it off, just like the Gum Drop album, they've brought in violinist Lucy Wilkins to add to the beautiful arrangements. A must!!
Simon Harrison, 03/07