Nostalgia 77 - Everything Under The Sun
Imagine a sonic reference point somewhere between Manhattan Transfer, the "Goldfinger" and "One Trick Pony" soundtracks, and and hey now! You’ve stumbled into Nostalgia 77's world. Normally a producer of instrumental works, Benedic Lamdin focuses on songs here, writing lyrics that, delivered by Lizzy Parks and Beth Rowley, create an atmospheric, seductive mood.
Those moods are highlighted by the jazzy "Wildflower," which has an endearing white funk groove, and by "Dreamer’s Dance," which takes a few Steve Miller-esque synth fills and adds new life to them. The title track also enchants. The choice of female vocalists is inspired, as both Parks and Rowley add a depth of strength and vulnerability to tracks that might otherwise have sounded goofy. The record shines through that and many other decisions and risks taken at the controls by Lamdin.
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