Now the guys from Italy are back with their follow-up album. And guess what? They’ve teamed up with John Graham (a.k.a. Quivver) this time! A match made in heaven? Oh yeah...
John has contributed vocals and co-produced several of the tracks. The result is a more mature album that has outgrown the league of most dance music out there. It’s less dance, but more eclectic.
The consequence: Planet Funk is now ready to rock our planet even more!
The album begins with “Everyday” and “Stop Me”, the two strongest tunes on the album. Both are very infectious as I can’t stop listening to them. “Stop Me” is more of a dance tune than “Everyday” and is also available as an Anthony Pappa edit. The first part of the album (that includes these two) leans more on the pop and rock side of dance music (if you can call it dance music anyway). In contrary, the second part has tracks such as “Tears After the Rain”, a pumping progressive-like track, and “Dusk”, which sounds more like a dramatic piano tune but could definitely open up as a rock tune. Very cool. There are even elements of drum ‘n bass and trip hop on this album. You get the point?
If you listen to both of Planet Funk’s albums you’ll hear so many influences in their music that it’s almost impossible to say who to compare them with but people will definitely like it. It’s also difficult to say which album is better. Both albums sound completely different but to be honest, I think their first album is a bit more “in balance” than the new one.
Right now it’s just a matter of time before the whole world discovers Planet Funk. These guys are incredibly talented musicians and also perform live on stage. At the moment the band is on tour in Italy, where they also performed live for the Live8 event in Rome this summer.
Stop me! Stop me! Well Planet Funk won’t…
If you’re looking for a good listening album that has your typical beats and sounds but has a maturity that many other dance albums and compilations lack, look no further. Planet Funk have both the X and Y factor and “The Illogical Consequence” has a message you have to hear!
Then it’ll just be a matter of time before you start singing along: “And when it gets too late, I’ll be chasin you home”.
Illogical? I don’t think so.
Wed / 1 Jun 2005