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El Michels Affair / Sounding Out The City
Album:Sounding Out The City Collection:General
Artist:El Michels Affair Added:09/2005
Label:Truth & Soul Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-10-30 Pull Date:2006-01-01 
Week Ending:1 Jan25 Dec18 Dec11 Dec4 Dec27 Nov20 Nov13 Nov
Airplays:11111133

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 06, 2017:Clean Copper Radio
Creation
4.Dec 28, 2005:Slappy New Year
Ocho Rios
2.Feb 25, 2011:microclimate
Too Lat To Turn Back
5.Dec 21, 2005:Deep in the Groove
El Pueblo Unido, Detroit Twice
3.Sep 05, 2007:Business Time
Yennicita
6.Dec 14, 2005:Deep In The Groove
Musings To Myself, Detroit Twice

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