Italian composer, keyboardist, producer and sometime vocalist Beppe CROVELLA was born in 1952, and started getting involved in the music scene while in his teens. As many dedicated musicians tends to do, Crovella has covered more ground than merely being a band member and composer. He's been an active participant in the Turin jazzrock scene, he has set up the recording studio Electromantic Synergy and record label (Electromantic Music). The latter with more than 100 productions from more than 30 artists released so far in it's history. Crovella has also set up his own publishing company.
2012 release, the fifth album from the British Hard Rock band fronted by vocalist Skin. Black Traffic, the band's follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2010 album Wonderlustre, was recorded in London and co-produced by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Pixies) and mixed by Jeremy Wheatley and Adrian Bushby. "We've wanted to be charge of our own destiny for many years, the doom & gloom merchants may whine about the music industry but we've seen it as a positive chance to re-invent how we work and take more control over our art form. With our new album Black Traffic and new label we are really excited with the future of skunk, this is my personal favorite as an album, even better than Wonderlustre which spawned some great songs. We're back and f**k me we're gonna enjoy every last minute of it!" "We got back together because we have a strong chemistry," says Skin of the band's return. "We're very proud of our past work, but what drives us is the future".
A pair of funky jazz sets from Bennie Maupin – '77's Slow Traffic To The Right and '78's Moonscapes – together in a single set! Slow Traffic To The Right is Maupin's first LP for Mercury, and a great bit of spiritual funky jazz that recalls a lot of the sound of his work with The Headhunters. The first track, "It Remains to Be Seen", is an excellent groover, with some very dark keyboard work by Patrice Rushen, and the rest of the tracks are pretty great too. Pat Gleeson produced and plays synth on the LP, and the cuts include "Quasar", "You Know the Deal", "Water Torture", and "Lament".
A popular Peruvian rock group in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Traffic Sound had a very British-influenced early progressive rock sound along the lines of Traffic and (more distantly) Jethro Tull. These similarities were evident in the band's use of flute and saxes, all played by Jean Pierre Magnet, who could also play vibes and percussion. What is surprising is that Traffic Sound, unlike other South American groups of the period that only came to light in the Northern Hemisphere in the 1990s, do not sound exotic or primitive. They simply sound like an accomplished minor-league 1970 rock band with considerable progressive, psychedelic, and soul influences informing their original material.
After spending the majority of his late-teen years being mistaken – in the realm of audio – for Ray Charles, the Spencer Davis Group's "little" Stevie Winwood found himself at the helm of one of the most promising and volatile bands of the late '60/early '70s, Traffic…
Traffic is the first new album of original material released by English band ABC in eleven years. The album's songs were written by lead singer Martin Fry while he toured the United States in 2006. Critics have described the album as the most 'satisfying ABC album since the mid-'80s by far'.
Don Covay – a singer who started out as a fairly straightforward soul performer, then got a bit bluesier in the early 70s, then shifted back to a more pop-oriented groove. This one's got Don working with arrangements by Bobby Martin and Dexter Wansel that still keep the bluesy quality in his voice, but go for sort of a Philly modern mode in the arrangements, in the mode that was used on Bobby Rush's one album for Philly.
"Car music for the Ambient-Vehicles of our days…" 4 long tracks starting at a slow 88 KMH with a nice slow dubby swinging beat. It grooves nicely. Then pops in a pulsing tone. Nicer. Then things start go get a bit more mysterious- especially with a woman giving the usual speech a stewardess gives before a plane takes off. Neato. 88 KMH picks up a bit more with some bubbly squirts and a nice beat about halfway into the track. Very nice. This cd has some really nice bass in it- deep and dubby. Very trancey. 90 KMH…faster and faster we go starting with a melody that continues in this track and the next. Again, the bass..getting more and more trancey…
The original soundtrack to Steven Soderbergh's striking drug war drama Traffic features Cliff Martinez's sparse, evocative score, classical pieces, and electronica, resulting in a collection of music that's nearly as complex and diverse as the film it accompanies. Martinez, who has scored virtually all of Soderbergh's films (except Erin Brockovich), proves once again why they work together so often: the score's atmospheric drones and understated rhythms build a restrained, implosive tension far better than blaring orchestral pieces.
Gold is the best representation of the best of Traffic out there. It has everything you could ever want from Traffic. I mean really this covers their whole carear. From 'Dear Mr. Fantasy' to 'The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys.'…