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Quantic Soul Orchestra – pushin´on

Posted on: January 28, 2008

This record was an request, here it is, but because it was a request here are only the infos from ubiquity records. By the way, secured.in had some server problems, they´re back again with almost all links now, I fixed the few which still were not working, everything is back.

This 2nd album from Quantic’s live band Quantic Soul Orchestra, the 1st to be domestically released on Ubiquity, follows hot on the heels of the widely acclaimed Quantic “Mishaps Happening” album.

“Putting something back” is Will Holland’s reason for starting The Quantic Soul Orchestra. After releasing electronic/studio-based albums as Quantic he wanted to work on a strictly live project, to “put the funk back in it”, and to pay homage to a genre that continues to heavily influence his releases. QSO is his chance to record and produce an album with creative and like minded musicians. The Orchestra make killer funk with enough bottom-end to burn any dance floor, and the album features several tracks with the super powerful vocals of Alice Russell.

Drop any idea that this may be retro indulgence, QSO tracks are rough, raw, and real, flaunting a deep funk sound that is buoyed by great songs, heavy bass lines, cracking drums, and a full horn section. From the driving “Pushin’ On”, the Latin-tinged version of “Feelin’ Good”, Brazilian-influenced “Paintings and Journeys”, and the infectious “Hold On Tight” this is essential listening. “Get A Move On” was recorded especially for Mr Scruff, a big Quantic fan.

In the USA Quantic’s “Mishaps Happening” album ended up in many “Best of” lists for 2004, was a #1 record for two weeks at KCRW (and #1 for two weeks on CMJ’s Specialty Radio Top 40 chart), tracks were featured on CSI Miami, the Pepsi iTunes ad campaign (during Super Bowl), and was given thumbs up by everyone from Vibe to XLR8R. QSO have played The Big Chill, Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, and many other festivals in Europe – we hope to see the band on these shores soon.

keep pushin on!

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