'70s

Artist: 
Wild Nothing
Label: 
Captured Tracks

Wild Nothing is Jack Tatum’s dream pop project.

Sounds Like: 
Washed Out
Sounds Like: 
Beach Fossils
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
09/24/2018
Artist: 
MonoMono
Label: 
Tummy Touch Records

This being one of three re-releases of MonoMono's work from the '70s (other albums are Give The Beggar A Chance and Wake Up Your Mind), it's still the '70s-funk sound that every fan of theirs' loves. Their albums have always been about social awareness and opening a hand to those who suffer.

This album differs a little from his other work. The guitar isn't employed as much, but when it is used, it's psychedelic. Shit, just look at the cover. You know how The Beatles had their psychedelic era? This album was MonoMono's, and it's rather pleasing. It swings a little more.

Sounds Like: 
Fela Kuti
Sounds Like: 
Hugh Masekela
Name: 
Greg Gonzales
Date Reviewed: 
10/06/2011
Artist: 
MonoMono
Label: 
Tummy Touch Records

In 1973, Give The Beggar A Chance was released and received with an appreciation for a combination of jazz, rock and funk. This time around, since it's the same sound, it should be received in a similar fashion. Compared to their later work, MonoMono sticks closer to the guitar and synths.

Still, that doesn't take away from the bluesy-funk that is the work of MonoMono. There's something to be appreciated here for those with the right ear. Though, the songs do tend to drag on a bit. Definitely not something recommended for close listening, but good for a relaxing drive.

Sounds Like: 
African Jimmy Cliff
Sounds Like: 
Hugh Masekela
Name: 
Greg Gonzales
Date Reviewed: 
10/06/2011
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