Shindig! Last Man On Earth Album Review Big Boss Man
Recorded in finest analogue splendour in the Welsh mountains, Big Boss Man’s fourth LP sees them continuing to wave the soul jazz flag, with a strong emphasis on fat Hammond and piano grooves and hip-shaking rhythms. Thankfully, they’re not enslaved by the tradition. ‘Blow Your Own’ has weird synth oscillations and deep space vibrations; ‘Changing Faces’ is painted with bold psychedelic hues and features killer wah-wah guitar blasts that seep and ooze into the cracks of the song like liquid gold; ‘Shot Down’ has a rough-hewn garage groove to it and ‘Project No 6’ has a lop-sided ambience shaped by oddball 70s synth sounds and distorted guitars. There are brief snatches of surreal French fairground music and sitar/tabla grooves too. Music born of the past, but with an eye on the future – which is as it should be.