#629 Funky / Lovely Lady - Jeffery Scott Greer
More limited-edition instrumental funk action here from Funk Night Records, as the much-admired...
More limited-edition instrumental funk action here from Funk Night Records, as the much-admired imprint welcomes back multi-instrumentalist and lo-fi recording specialist Jeffrey Scott Greer. In keeping with the warts-and-all sound explored on his series of straight-to-tape albums Schematics For a Blank Stare, Greer and his regular band of collaborators deliver left-of-centre funk compositions full of warming chords, loose-limbed grooves and all manner of energetic instrument solos. The most dancefloor-focused of the tracks is 'Funky 424', a low-slung affair smothered in fuzzy special effects and ethereal flute solos. 'Lovely Lady' sounds sparse in comparison, with a breezier and more picturesque tone. It comes accompanied by a short, beat-free 'Reprise' mix that focuses on the track's wonderful electric piano motifs.