Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CD Review: The New Mastersounds' 'Therapy'


Hailing from England, The New Mastersounds reinvents soul, funk, and jazz with subtle sounds that are fluid, pure, and memorable. The smooth jazz elements of “When It Rains…” is an excellent example of laid-back jazz with swishy percussion and bubbling guitar notes. “Whistle Song” contains a funky beat with throbbing B3 sounds and great drum-work. “Soul Sista” is a jazzy, funky, and piano-infused urban masterpiece with killer vocals and a beat that will kick you into next Tuesday. The fluttering sounds of piano, guitar, drums, electronics, and other instruments make Therapy stand out—in a good way. The reggae beats of "Stop This Game" showcases the diverse talent on this recording. A mix of male and female vocals amidst reggae, jazz, funk, soul, electronica, and pop round out the best parts of the album. In fact, there are absolutely no bad parts on the album. There's never been a better time to try Therapy! ~ Matthew Forss 

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