the new mastersounds – out on the faultline

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As their live shows continue to charm audiences in USA, Japan and Europe, The New Mastersounds have built on their own impressive musical heritage and produced a soulful, funk-drenched eighth studio album – real instruments, recorded this time in downtown San Francisco.
The record opens with a classic slice of organ funk (think The Meters, but edgier), quickly followed up with other seriously catchy syncopated gems full of solos, inventive arrangements and gang vocals. There’s a nod in the direction of jazz-house (à la Saint Germaine), a rolling-piano-&-spoken-word homage to New Orleans (where the band has performed for the past six consecutive years), then a massive horn track before the tone of the album gradually shifts to close out with a psychedelic Hammond-rock sound reminiscent of Brian Auger. 
Eddie Roberts’ vintage production delivers warm soulful bass, choppy drums, funky organ & piano, and with Eddie’s signature roughneck jazz guitar throughout.
Out On The Faultline is another corker of an album from the stalwarts of the global funk and soul-jazz movement.

The New Mastersounds – Out On The Faultline is available now on cd and digital and also available on limited vinyl

you can also listen to the album on soundcloud 

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