Surprise Chef

All News Is Good News

£10.99
  • Surprise Chef	- All News Is Good News
10th July 2020 / LP or CD / Mr Bongo

Surprise Chef

All News Is Good News

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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
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Nocturne
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Yung Boi Suite
Crayfish Caper
Flip Shelton
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Mario’s Lament

Format /LP or CD
Released /10th July 2020
Catalogue / MRBCD2020
Barcode / 7119691264929
Artist / Surprise Chef
Label /Mr Bongo
Genre / Funk & Soul
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Playlist: 10th July 2020

Plenty to get hyped on. This week's playlist features Laura Marling, Margo Price, The Beths, The Streets, NZCA LINES, Julianna Barwick, Paint, Surprise Chef, DMA's, Mr Ben & The Bens and more...