We didn’t have to wait too long for Dam-Funk (we’re pretty sure it’s him) to don his Garrett alias once again.
In 2017 the LA funkateer dropped a surprise synth funk, and groove-heavy new age album called Private Life for Amsterdam-based label Music From Memory, and late last year he returned with the second instalment.
With splashes of that Dam-Funk sound across the seven tracks the downtempo head nodding vibe will keep his fans happy. ‘Changes’ delivers the ambient boogie alongside his signature crunchy synths. ‘Gotta Get Thru It’ and ‘Awaiting The Light’ have more of an atmospheric, spacious and immersive feel and are highlights. ‘Conflicted Lovers’ is an expansive synth track that ebbs and flows between funk melodies and ambient bliss while ‘Sitting At The Bar Waiting’ is a cool mid-tempo jam complete with jazzy keys and a warbling bassline.
Sunkissed beaches, blue seas and summer days spent daydreaming in the park all come to mind when listening to the albums smooth melodic textures.
Not a radical departure from his debut album under this guise but still an altogether fascinating listen from beginning to end.