Many of my recent music posts were about records which are 50 years old or more. That doesn't mean I only listen to 'old' music. I listen to current music as well. So today I am presenting a record from one of my favorite contemporary bands, the album The Dance from Faithless.
This is their last album at least for now since they split up. The band consisted of 3 main members: Maxwell Fraser 'Maxi Jazz' the front vocalist, Ayala Bentovim, also known as Dido and Roland Armstrong 'Rollo' who was considered the mastermind of the band. They where accompanied by additional musicians during live events.
The next title, 'Crazy Bal'Heads' is a homage to reggae and features another guest musician, Johnny 'Itch' Fox. This song is written by Rita Marley, Bob Marley's widow.
The most hilarious track on the album is 'Scandalous'. Vocals by Maxi Jazz who does his usual slow rap which is very unique. Again an unusual intro and a lot of changing of pace throughout the piece.
In terms of sound quality none of the Faithless albums disappoint. Sure it is mostly synthetic music, but well recorded with good balance, no harsh trebles or exaggerated bass also none of the usually over compressed dynamics.
If you are into such kind of music, get the vinyl and savor it!