Despite a slew of recent releases, Paper Tiger have still managed to find the time to also produce an entire album. This sophomore LP was mastered by LA beat hero Daddy Kev and sees the prolific six piece from Leeds finely tune their disparate talents with help from such guests as Shafiq Husayn (Sa- Ra, White Boiz), Chester Watson and Pyramid Vritra (Odd Future). With a tighter, live sound, the album boasts 12 tracks, highlights include the fluttering beats and instrumentation of "I'm A Helicopter", the brassy neo soul/rap hybrid "Weight In Space" and the distinctly British sci-fi flow of "Rush". An outstanding effort.
London's nu-soul hero Ziggy Funk's latest eschews his regular female vocalists, instead featuring three new out-there instrumentals - 'a product of nights listening to the voices in his head...and gazing into to the sky'. Opener "Go With It" lays on the jazz thick with frenetic, eccentric bass notes and beats jostling about under a constant hazy keyboard loop and billowing trumpets, "Word to Your Mother" is like the former but stoned: with a slower groove setting the pace for a mellow afternoon headnodder and finally "Channel Through" wraps things up with driving disco/house beats and lashings of trippy synth noodles.
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