The Brand New Heavies
The Brand New Heavies

The Brand New Heavies

The Brand New Heavies

June 1, 1990

Acid Jazz

Many of the artists who were part of Britain's soul scene of the late '80s/early '90s, including Soul II Soul, Lisa Stansfield, and Caron Wheeler, took a high-tech, neo-soul approach, combining '70s-influenced R&B and disco with elements of hip-hop. The equally impressive Brand New Heavies, however, used technology sparingly, stressed the use of real instruments, and were unapologetically retro and '70s-sounding through and through. Drawing on such influences as the Average White Band and Tower of Power, the Heavies triumph by sticking with the classic R&B approach they clearly love the most.

- Alex Henderson

Abysma
Abysma

Geotic

Abysma

March 31, 2017

Ambient Techno

The Ghostly International debut from Will Wiesenfeld, AKA Geotic and Baths, Abysma is a full-length venture into ambient techno; an intriguing development in Wiesenfeld's sound, and easily the most cohesive Geotic release to date.

- Paul Simpson