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Soiree - Soiree
CD Album
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Released: 7th December 2009 | 11 track leftfield/idm single
When the two colossi of the Bearfunk label get together you can be sure that creative sparks will fire and the disco grooves will ooze. And so we present Stevie Kotey's and Max Essa's new album project, the cunningly titled Soiree. The pair of them not only cover a lot of physical territory (Max recently moved to Japan, leaving Stevie in London) but also cover a lot of musical territory on the album through disco, jazz, house, leftfield and balearic flavours. Zim Zim Zar Zar opens up proceedings, a wonky leftfield ditty which sits in the space between Lawrie Anderson and Trio (Da Da Da). Max debuts his fine vocal fettle on this track, as he does on his everyday story tale in Day To Day Life and the quirky Synth-inside-her. Bow-wow-wow's Dave Barbarossa provides some fine drum backbone on several tracks on the record (for example The pizzicato TV-themed style 7 Sins From Heaven & the 80's talk show-esque Ver-Sion). Overgroomed, It's Disco and Pegasus Flys Over the Red Moon slow things down with touches of slo-mo, lazy jazz and laid-back disco funk. Things close up with The Theme From Soiree - disco grooves meets Herbie Hancock with Lee Ritenour tints, jazzier keys and some nifty fretwork from Max. Robin Lee (one half of pioneering Faze Action) helps out in the engineering & final touch department, which wraps the album in a fine audiophile bow. SELECTED REACTIONS Bruce Tatum (Time Out NYC) Wow, a nice and occasionally gorgeous mix of Balearic tunes and a few tougher cuts that almost sound like mid-to-late period DAF. Nice work! Russell Deeks (IDJ) Some gloriously kitsch vibes here Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) Querky, quality tunes