August 26, 2003
Retro + Soul = Techno?
Shit I'll say it, maybe I already did, but somehow the best album of the year so far is Beyonce's. I was thinking that before I notice the hidden gem "Work it Out". On casual listen I must have marked it as quality filler, a Houston girl paying homage to Archie Bell and the Drells. What I didn't notice though was underneath Beyonce's retro beltings was a slamming Thomas Brinkmann track.
Well actually its a Neptunes beat, yeah another Neptunes beat, but it may as well be Brinkmann. An angular soul guitar looped with minimalist precision, so fucking tight. And Be cuts lose like she feels pain like Mary J, damn so hot. Can someone hook Brinkmann up with a real singer please?Posted by Abe at August 26, 2003 12:15 PM