CD Review: Galactic "Into the Deep" - BassPlayer.com

CD Review: Galactic "Into the Deep"

Galactic’s sound has always been heavily driven by bass, but on the band’s aptly titled 11th album, Robert Mercurio goes from driving to dominating.
Author:
Publish date:

Galactic’s sound has always been heavily driven by bass, but on the band’s aptly titled 11th album, Robert Mercurio goes from driving to dominating. The result is one the band’s best albums to date. Mercurio’s blend of gospel, Motown, and vintage funk lines are mixed to perfection and are unavoidably danceable. From start to finish, Mercurio’s energy never lets up, and his lively grooves show all of the focus of a hardworking veteran who uncompromisingly plays from the heart.

Related

CD Review: AFI "Burials"

While the bass work of AFI’s Hunter Burgan has always been dark and moody to match the vibe of his hardcore/punk outfit’s sound, his playing on the band’s ninth studio album shows a previously undiscovered melodic side.

CD Review: Roto's Magic Act "Into the Unknown"

On his second album, multi-instrumentalist James “Roto” Rotondi enlists the skills of a handful bassists, including up-and-coming session dude Mike Chiavaro, Joan Osborne bass man Richard Hammond, and New Bohemians/Critters Buggin vet Brad Houser, who bring strong lines and thick tone to Roto’s power-pop meets alt-country sound.

CD Review: Wilco "Star Wars"

In surprising fans by releasing an unannounced, free album, Wilco dropped Star Wars, a 33-minute departure from the band’s usually laid-back indie sound in search of straightforward songwriting and subtle distortion.

CD Review: Mew "+-"

The sixth album from these Danish experimental/alternative rockers marks the return of Johan Wohlert, who took a hiatus during the band’s previous record, No More Stories.

Image placeholder title

CD Review: Lettuce "Crush"

Busting right out of the gate with monster funk numbers in “The Force,” “Get Greasy,” and “Chief,” Erick Croomes and his Boston outfit make it clear that their fourth album is aptly titled.