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Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock
Having cut their teeth on the funk battlegrounds in their adopted hometown of New Orleans, these boys have honed their funk-soul-jazz blend to a fine edge. Their Capricorn debut shows the band maturing and expanding as the... more »
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Having cut their teeth on the funk battlegrounds in their adopted hometown of New Orleans, these boys have honed their funk-soul-jazz blend to a fine edge. Their Capricorn debut shows the band maturing and expanding as they move from playful stomps ("Hamps Hump") to smooth boogaloo (the title track) to smoldering soul-jazz ("Witch Doctor") to spacy wah-wah-driven forays ("Tighten Your Wig") to '70s-style R&B ("Start from Scratch") to filthy, back-alley slow jams ("Quiet Please"). Drummer Stanton Moore (actually a New Orleans native) superbly anchors this mix, steering the band from behind the skins. Theryl de Clouet's vocals don't add much other than a change of pace. While the sextet's instrumental technique won't amaze, it's certainly strong enough to keep the airtight grooves endlessly flowing. --Marc Greilsamer
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Kenneth Kapelka | San Antonio, TX United States | 01/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've only gotten into Galactic recently, but I have absolutely loved everything that I have heard. The deep sounds of the saxaphone, the groove of the music, and the occasional raspy vocals make this a very enjoyable listen. Very nice with some great chunky grooves. This is not "lite jazz" so if you are looking for that, you probably need to go somewhere else. The sound of Galactic embodies everything that is New Orleans. If you have every visited the city and loved it, do yourself a favor and pick up a Galactic cd. If you have ever heard the "Preservation Hall Band" or just enjoyed a sax player on the street corner, you will be immediately whisked back to the feel and sound of New Orleans. I absolutely cannot say enough good things about this group and especially this cd, "Crazyhorse Mongoose". From "Love on the Run" to "Quiet Please" this cd absolutely rocks, I hope one day I have the privledge of seeing this group live in concert!"
Mastering on the Verge
Fritz Gerlich | email@example.com | 03/29/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Another note about mastering. This one is on the verge of being too loud. There is some clipping and distortion and dynamic range compression, but it is not catastrophic, merely annoying."