Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Audio: Opolopo - Voltage Controlled Feelings // Tokyo Dawn Records // Rel.Date 03.12.2010


Album Prelistening: Opolopo Voltage Controlled Feelings

'Voltage Controlled Feelings' is the sonic testimony of more than two decades of serious electro, funk and boogie studies from Swedish synth commander Opolopo!
Blending epic Blade Runner soundscapes and Krautrock sequencer lines into cruising west coast beats and beyond, he proves that science fiction and funk are not only compatible, but have always belonged together. 'Voltage Controlled Feelings' is a newly discovered planet orbiting a distant star, that also pays homage to the synthesizers, drum machines and the artists who influenced Opolopo's music. Echoes of Prince, Herbie Hancock, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and Isao Tomita can be heard throughout the album.
Fellow electronauts include L.A. vocalist Erik Rico, known for his work with Marc Mac and Tupac Shakur, UK acid jazz hit singer Farah, Toronto-based jazz vocalist Sacha Williamson and Stockholm-based oral transmorpher of sounds and words Amalia 'Miz Fuze' Townsend, who will soon also release her debut album via TDR produced by Opolopo.
Supported by respected funkateers such as Dam-Funk, King Britt, Daz-I-Kue and Laurent Garnier, you best put on your finest space suit and dappest boogie shoes to catch the Opolopo starcruiser!

This is an impressive release, finest Future(Cyber) Funk with the dancefloor Boogie Guarantee. The vocal features are outstanding and make this album very special, You ever heard Soul or Jazz vovals over the Jingle of your favourite Action Hero series? Opolopo - Voltage Controlled Feelings is fantastic and is in advance of his time. BigUp to Peter Major!

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