Having released his debut album way back in 1996, Georgious "Cayetano" Bratanis could justifiably be called a "veteran". Since then, his numerous albums have touched on a wide variety of styles, from trip-hop and DIlla style beat science, to nu-jazz, modern soul, funk and nu-disco. His latest full-length, The Right Time, draws together many of these disparate musical strands, utilizing members of his live band to deliver a set that effortlessly melds loose instrumentation with computer-focused electronics. With plenty of vocalists dropping by to lend a hand, it's an accessible and entertaining affair, with the reggae-influenced trip-hop smokiness of "The Right Time", the breezily soulful "Where The Sun Shines", and the Hammond-laden "Never Said It's Easy" standing out.
Super-smooth dub-infused grooves abound as Greek funkster unleashes this very special third album. Rolling with a sound that's half Bonobo, half Birdy Nam Nam, there's an instant lean towards the live stage as myriad international vocalists spit their wisdom over his fine-tuned beat work. Highlights across the superb deluxe package include the lolloping swing of "Babylon On Fire", the dusty cinematic emotion of the title track "Once Sometime" and the more subdued minor chord progression and luxurious soul-funk poignancy on "There Is A Sky Now". Arguably Cayetano's best work to date, there's a lot to chew on here.