Mellow gold from Melbourne's instrumental soul group Surprise Chef. Funk, Soul and Library tones with a really lush lo-fi vibe, any of you waiting on a new BBNG release can add these cats to your most-played pile.
There is something simultaneously both brand-new and retro about 'All News Is Good News' - the debut album from Melbourne’s instrumental soul group Surprise Chef.
It sounds like something dreamt up by lo-fi cousins of David Axelrod and Janko Nilovic, with dramatic Library-music-eqsue cinematic arrangements echoing both light and dark, delving into moments of dissonance and positivity. There is a meticulous education of 1970’s soul on display that touches on the legacies of the great composer / producers, yet at the same time this is a truly contemporary record that could have only been made now.
The warm-raw-authenticity of the album was captured in the recordings live to tape over a handful of sessions in the band’s home studio in Melbourne’s inner-northern suburb of Coburg. The results are a captivating journey of instrumental cinematic-soul that will connect with the hardened Axelrod, Truth and Soul, El Michels Affair, and Daptone’s fans, as well as the open-minded first-time listener.
The results are a captivating journey of instrumental cinematic-soul that will connect with the hardened Axelrod, Truth & Soul, El Michels Affair, and Daptone’s fans, as well as the open-minded first-time listener.
All News Is Good News
Have You Fed Baby Huey Today
Yung Boi Suite
Drinking From The Cup Of Bob Knob
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Nominated "Indie Champions" at the 2015 AIM Awards.