After their first eponymous LP our explorers strike again with two club-friendly compositions joining the dots between jazz-funk and disco-boogie. Recorded with great care, reflecting a penchant towards the authentic analogue sound, both tracks come with Charles Maurice dub versions.
A-side opens with “Summer Body”, a summery and frivolous boogie jam with magnetic bassline, surrounded by lush synthesizers and catchy backing vocals arranged in the tradition of the best Brazilian songs.
On the B-side comes “Breakfast in Space”, a sort of cosmic opera with maximum flamboyance! The slap bass and drums combo set up a tight P-Funk foundation whilst Aldorande puts psychedelic vocal lines and rampant percussion bursts over the top causing spontaneous eruptions of energy and pleasure all over the mix!
Behind Aldorande, you will find a team of great musicians including bandleader and founder Virgile Raffaëlli on bass (Setenta, Camarão Orkestra), Florian Pellissier on keys (Iggy Pop, Guts, Setenta, Cotonete), Mathieu Edward on drums (Chassol, De La Soul) and Erwan Loeffel on percussion (10LEC6, Camarão Orkestra). For this new EP, always looking for more funk into their groove, they’ve been joined by French guitarist Farid Baha (Cotonete, Camarão Orkestra).
Modern disco and funk doesn’t get much better than this!
STAFF COMMENTSMatt says: Favourite are on a roll at the moment. Releasing brand new funk, boogie and disco that sounds as good as anything from the golden era. This new one by Aldorande is no exception!
A1 Summer Body
A2 Summer Body (Charles Maurice Dub Version)
B1 Breakfast In Space
B2 Breakfast In Space (Charles Maurice Dub Version)