Subjam – the Electrified Quartet – is presenting their new Album “a paradigmatic act of representation“. Their last international released album “the return of urban organic groove music” was knighted with positive reviews. The new material is their very own – it sounds dynamically analog and warm and has been jammed and produced in their own studio. A dense network of sounds that come together, overlap, complement each other in a unique way and as compact as they are complex be vibrated for the listener in a variety of ways. While listening to the seven tracks (on CD with bonus track) the common features are quickly clear: the spark of jazz – the spontaneous power of the improvisational collective, that undoubtedly has its roots in the jazz rock era of the seventies. But the path of the sounds put in motion is also leading directly into the nineties, characterized by Fusion, Funk and neo-progressive Rock.
Next up on Hell Yeah is another fine transmission from Russia in the form of a Uninc & Kolomensky EP. There must be something in the water over there right now because the country is producing plenty of red hot sounds and this new four tracker is no different. Up first is Bastard, a loose but body popping tune with 80s electro claps, prickly bass and all sorts of sirens, vocal samples and lasers adding detail to the prowling groove. Doormos is more smooth and balearic, with drifting trumpets bringing a beach vibe to the classic vocal samples while Into the Thing is a fantastic brew of synths, claps, 909 drums, boogie chords and general wonkiness that will liven up any set. Lastly, Svadba is a full on and busy party tune with stomping drums, wild xylophones and tribal chanting getting you up on your toes with your hands in the air. These are four tracks that are packed to the brim with crazy sounds, effects, samples and colour, and they are a lot of fun.
Matthew Daniel is a self-taught musician and improviser who studied Music Journalism to help him gain an understanding of the Music Business. In 2010 he collaborated with Trizonna McClendon, an independent, jazz, Soul & R&B singer on his 2-minute jazz composition which he wrote the lyrics for: ‘Lose Your Smile’. It is track 10 on the album, Matthew teamed up with unique world artists with a soulful vocal to offer on each song. The first entry is a gospel feel song ‘Attempt Again’ – an unusual story of trial and tribulation. ‘Joy’, ‘Joy (Alternative Version)’ and ‘What Goes Around’ features multi Grammy award winning artist, singer, songwriter Lina Loi. ‘Blank Page’ features Jevon Reynolds, a gifted soul singer in the independent soul music scene in America. Then the British Collaboration between Matthew Daniel and Linda Muriel (known from the band “Incognito”) who he co-produced with ‘Soul Personified’. “The Collaborations” is Matthew’s debut on Lemongrassmusic.