The best way to describe Paolo Apollo Negri‘s performance style on “A Bigger Tomorrow” is simple: Jimi Hendrix on organ!
The Link Quartet are now back in action with a new single that brings the band back to its sixties roots, this time with a more modern and cinematic perspective. Imagine one of André Héléna stories, set in Côte d’Azur, with a spectacular robbery, car chases and bullets flying all over your head: that’s the A-side “The Saint-Tropez Heist”, a wild up-tempo movement, with a screaming Hammond organ, fuzz guitar and a heavy bass line, also featuring, as guest, the incredible bongo sound of mister “Big Boss Man” Nasser Bouzida.
In this second chapter the sound expands and is enriched by classical atmospheres, with reminds to the ’70s progressive rock, digging in generally separated music styles, searching for a modern and original balance where they can coexist. Funk and hip-hop, synth-wave and jazz, prog-rock and beat-culture, electronic music and pop, blended, mixed and stirred through the distinctive array of organs, synthesizers, samplers and electric pianos which characterizes the sound of the duo.
Totally analog mastered, both songs were written during the same recording sessions as the band’s first LP, but were left unfinished until Paolo Apollo Negri’s organ gave them the essential Hammond-driven garage-psych element they needed. Singles are pressed on 7-inch, 45 rpm vinyl records. Pre-order your copies before the April 28th release date.
Il risultato è un breve lavoro coerente e immaginifico, in cui la batteria elettronica convive con il flauto, i synth con l’organo hammond e un pianoforte jazzato su giri di basso palleggiati. Una specie di approccio postmoderno che porta dritto al funk dell’ottima opener Project Gemini, ai suoni acidi e meccanici di Capsule Communication e EMU, ad una specie di synth jazz nella deliziosa Saturn V.