Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Surprise Chef album debut

Via College of Knowledge Recs: "All News Is Good News is the title track from the debut album from Melbourne instrumental soul group Surprise Chef.

Drawing on influences from David Axelrod, the tune encapsulates Surprise Chef’s distinct fusion of dramatic film-esque arrangement and heavy jazz-funk rhythm section playing, moving coolly through cinematic shades of light and dark - delving into moments dissonance and positivity.

Recorded live to tape over a handful of sessions in the band’s home studio in Melbourne’s inner-northern suburb of Coburg, the upcoming album traverses the group’s unconventional jazz-funk sound.

Whilst the band comprises of four key members, the album features multiple guest instrumentalists on flute, saxophone, congas and assorted percussion, with vibraphone featuring heavily of the title track.

The album is the first full-length release from the College Of Knowledge Records imprint, following the label’s three 7” releases from Melbourne left- field funk/soul bands Surprise Chef, Karate Boogaloo and The Pro-Teens."

Out Nov 8 2019, LP/digital.

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