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Solo Sun Solo Sun
Album: Let's Speak / Lift Up Your Heads
Label: Self Released
Tracks: 2
Website: https://solosun.bandcamp.com

Dan Solo, late of deadly cool chill-soul contenders The Superimposers, gets on his folk-funk-prog groove thang for a killer-diller second single release.

The lead track Let's Speak kicks like a mule and spits dancefloor dictats as a spaced out rhythm & blues guitar figure and big fat bass sound trade moves with a Mellotron flute in frantic overdrive behind a characteristically blissed-out vocal. Gratuitously cinematic in its reach this is pure 21st century freakbeat, the marvelled missing link between Love, Richie Havens, Wolf People and the Amorphous Androgynous - solidly wigged out coda to boot.

On the flip, or whatever the digital equivalent is, lies a sublime polyphonic bossa guitar strum, the kind of thing we might have heard had Johnny Marr joined The Style Council in 1986 or Gilberto Gil found Roger McGuinn 20 years earlier. It's a five-minute instrumental daydream of sunny afternoons down by the beach and is just begging to find its way into your subconscious.

This is a welcome drop of the good stuff.

Nick Churchill
www.nickchurchill.org.uk