Smooth Reunion - Cleaning Up The Business | RECORD STORE DAY

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Cleaning Up The Business
Artist: Smooth Reunion
Format: Vinyl


Label: P-VINE
Rel. Date: 03/22/2024
UPC: 4995879080641

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2. Future Offence
3. When You Hit That 6th Note
4. Video Band
5. Mr. Mullet
6. A Very Symmetrical Face
7. Career Thoughts
8. The Connection
9. You're Out Of Business
10. Difficult/Dangerous/Beautiful

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Formed by two Swedish young latent Joseph Merrin and Samuel Andre, who were also schoolmates, Smooth Reunion came into existence on Christmas in 2006. In the following year, 2007, they gained attention among light mellow music fans in Japan with the release of their debut EP, "Scandinavian Bus Mentality." The core of Smooth Reunion consists of Joseph, who handles guitar, bass, keyboard, and vocals, and Samuel, who manages drums, percussion, and vocals. They complement their sound with a horn section, chorus, and more, creating a remarkably stable and vintage-infused musical experience. Their music draws it's greatest influence from their shared favorite, Steely Dan, particularly the sound of the late 1970s, around "Aja" and "Gaucho." Their music serves as a blend of pop at it's core, infused with the smooth essence of jazz and fusion, as well as the introduction of soul and R&B feelings. They manage to bring back this high-quality city pop sound into the contemporary era with exquisite precision, adding a fresh, youthful touch that's characteristic of the younger generation. This is their only full length and P-VINE proudly reissues it on vinyl for the first time. As a bandleader with Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth, he pursued spiritual jazz guided by a refined sense of spirituality. Among his discography, the live recording "The Sahel Concert" from 1974 stands out as one of the most expressive showcases of his artistry, much like his previous work, "Ethnic Expressions."