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El Michels Affair / Sounding Out The City
Album:Sounding Out The City Collection:General
Artist:El Michels Affair Added:Sep 2005
Label:Truth & Soul Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-10-30 Pull Date:2006-01-01 
Week Ending:Jan 1Dec 25Dec 18Dec 11Dec 4Nov 27Nov 20Nov 13

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 25, 2022:Everything in Particular
Hung Up On My Baby
4.Feb 25, 2011:microclimate
Too Lat To Turn Back
2.Dec 16, 2020:Some Songs Without Words
El Pueblo Unido
5.Sep 05, 2007:Business Time
3.Jul 06, 2017:Clean Copper Radio
6.Dec 28, 2005:Slappy New Year
Ocho Rios

Album Review
The Dead Kenny-Gs
Reviewed 2005-10-31 
El Michels Affair – Sounding Out in the City
Dope ass instrumental soul. Brand new recording from the Truth & Soul label, featuring many band members from the Daptone stable. This is probably the most soulful album to come out of that camp to date. For the most part, the songs have classic funk elements (drums, guitar, horns), very well recorded in an analog studio. Most highly recommended.
1) *Rolling, melancholy soul instrumental
2) Downtempo, kinda like a Mancini interlude
3) *Medium tempo soul
4) *Electric piano+spoken spanish intro, slightly discordant horn stabs, settles into a groove with a break with a siren
5) **Vibes, sparse, dreamy to start, horns fill in then a dope detuned piano break
6) **Funky mariachi flavor with scratchy funk guitar
7) *Whispered female vox, more full horn sound in a drifting groove
8) **Holy shit! Like a lost Stefano Torrossi (Italian library music composer) track. Flowing, but still hard and funky with strings.
9) *Wistful midtempo groove, Mexican horns, vibes
10) Heavy reverb for a dirtier sound
11) Cover, syncopated Jamaican feel
Tom Purcell October 2005

Track Listing
1.Detroit Twice 6.Ocho Rios
2.Musings To Myself 7.Yennicita
3.Too Lat To Turn Back 8.Creation
4.El Pueblo Unido 9.This Songs For You
5.Behind The Blue Curains 10.Slide Show
 11.Hung Up On My Baby