Fat Freddy's Drop– Dr Boondigga And The Big BW
Label: The Drop
Format: 2 × Vinyl, Limited Edition
Country: New Zealand
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Jazz, Reggae
Soul-Jazz, Reggae, Dub, Neo Soul
A1 Big BW
B2 The Raft
B3 Pull The Catch
C1 The Camel
Vocals – Alice Russell
C2 The Nod
D1 Wild Wind
Artwork By – Mr Otis Frizzell
Second studio album from Fat Freddy's Drop. Recorded in Lyall Bay, Wellington.
Fantastic release! Generally a more broad release in terms of how many genres they cover compared to their old release "Based on a true story". The release for example contains two more upbeat tracks that I guess will be remixed at some times and thereby making the album appealing to a even bigger crowd.
Tracks like "Big BW", "Boondigga" and "The Nod" are fantastic and has a longevity for many years!
Already a highly influential and established band in their home country of New Zealand, Fat Freddy's Drop are back with their second release. Their first album "Based on a True Story" (also highly recommended) went multi-platinum and is regarded as one of the country's best releases of the past 20 years. Why is that exactly? Their genre bending music is so diverse and well executed it's hard to put words to it. Soulful vocals over slow horns and moderated drum and bass techno beats with a heavy reggae influence?? It's really something that has to be heard. Sound spaces and textures on this disc will set any mood. While the 11 minute masterpiece that is "Shiverman" will show you what drum and bass music is capable of, the soulful tunes like "The Camel" and "Boondigga" will bring you back to a sonic nirvana, with slow horns and soulful jazz stylings to boot. I think it's just a matter of time before this band explodes in the U.S. If you are looking for something new and totally original, look no further.
Fat Freddy's Drop - Boondigga
"That voice, its thrilling, beautiful, perfect"
Fat Freddy's Drop - Big Bw
"The beat and the vocals r so ill together!! You can feel the soul.. The essence of music I tell you"
Fat Freddy's Drop - The Nod (Live)
"Fat Freddys Drop one the very best NZ bands!"
Fat Freddy's Drop - Shiverman
"Freddy's is one of those bands that I dont care if they never release another album, coz what they got out so far is.....beyond words"
Fat Freddy's Drop - The Camel