Top Secret

Marc Moulin

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Top Secret Review

by Matt Borghi

Marc Moulin's Top Secret is a mixed bag of downtempo jazz treats and sweet-sounding rhythmic forays into the dark of night. With this recording, Marc Moulin craftily blends the sound of processed sexy vocals and collages them against the sounds of muted trumpets, congas, guitars, and lively trap drumming. This work comes alive with a jazz flavor, one that seems to have been used by a variety of performers and producers, but one that is uniquely Marc Moulin. Top Secret is a journey through the kaleidoscopic sound world of 1960s bossa jazz with a taste of Wes Montgomery, George Benson, and George Duke. Marc Moulin's Top Secret seems to be half downtempo 1990s chill recording, and half contemporary jazz, which makes for a compelling fusion. This is an interesting recording that certainly breathes new life into the genre of acid jazz, or downtempo music. All in all, a fantastic disc.

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