As One

The Message in Herbie's Shirts

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Herbie being Herbie Hancock, Kirk Degiorgio's main influence and the subject here of a humorous correlation of fashion and aesthetic epoch. While Degiorgio's music probably won't be drawing any V.S.O.P. heads to his side of the techno/jazz divide any time soon, the record does fill in aspects of Degiorgio's stylistic impetus perhaps lacking on earlier albums such as the dark, somewhat spacey Celestial Soul. Mostly techno here, of course, but with a funked-up, jazzy edge and occasional breakbeat selection combining a range of sounds and styles with a straying, blustery flair.