Wednesday, 23 October 2019

U-NAM · THE LOVE VAULT (FUTURE LOVE PART 2)




U-Nam

The Love Vault (Future Love Part 2)

Label: Skytown Records


11 October 2019













Producer: U-Nam
Personnel:
U-Nam: Guitars, Talk Box, Synth Bass, Keybnoards
Denis Benarrosh: Percussion
Michael White (2&7), Fran Merante (5&6): Live Drums
Bill Steinway: Fender Rhodes (5)
Matthias Roos: Rhodes (6) & Piano Solo (9)
Christian Martinez: Trumpet & Flugelhorn (8)
Gennine Francis-Jackson: Baclrpoiund vocals (2)
Darko Vlahovic: Bass (1&11)

Magdalena Chovancova: Sax & Flute (10)

1. Love Potion
2. Back Seat Lover
3. Sexy Fresh
4. You and Me (High Priority)
5. Sharlee
6. Soul Walkin’
7. Into the Night
8. Sunset Groove
9. Celebrate Your Body feat. J.D’s Time Machine
10. Hear, My Dear feat. Magdalena Chovancova
11. Love Potion (Dub Payalong Mix)
12. Sexy Fresh (Radio Edit)


Poco sabía el escritor, productor y guitarrista extraordinario Emmanuel "U-Nam" Abiteboul cuando grabó su álbum "Future Love" (Top25 Billboard Best Seller Jazz Album), que estaba desatando un tsunami de música caracterizada por grooves  infecciosos y profundidad desenfrenada. Qué canciones dejar de lado y permitir entrar se convirtió en un verdadero dilema y esta profundidad se hizo evidente cuando para celebrar el lanzamiento de la edición japonesa de "Future Love", Skytown Records hicieron que el "Soul Walkin’ ", tema inédito apareciese disponible como bonus track.

Esto hizo que U-Nam volviera a revisar toda una serie de canciones, no grabadas y ocultas en sus extensos archivos, con el resultado de "The Love Vault - Future Love Part 2" que se lanzó el 11 de octubre de 2019 en el sello Skytown Records.
"The Love Vault" comienza a funcionar con la sabrosa "Love Potion". Tiene el estilo distintivo de la guitarra de U-Nam absolutamente por todas partes y se puede decir lo mismo del primer sencillo de la colección, el espléndidamente emotivo "Sexy Fresh", que se lanzó como adelanto el pasado 7 de octubre.

Dado que U-Nam creó "Future Love" en medio de los escombros de un complicado divorcio, ha transferido sin problemas el mismo mensaje de positividad, que era la característica del proyecto, las canciones seleccionadas para "The Love Vault". Un caso en el punto es "Soul Walkin’", que es el tipo de tema groove de ritmo fácil por el cual U-Nam es famoso. Lo mantiene optimista para la luchadora "Into The Night" que está conduciendo con la música de arriba hacia abajo y luego, cuando el tempo facilita el resultado es el suave "Sunset Groove" que está adornado con trompeta y cuerno de flauta de Christian Martinez.

U-Nam es padre de dos niños y en este estado de ánimo de "lo que podría haber sido" y "lo que podría deparar el futuro", usa el sencillo "Sharlee" para imaginar la hija que nunca tuvo. De hecho, siempre el innovador, U-Nam toma "You and Me (High Priority)” y crea un dueto con TalkBox y Vocoder para otorgar un auténtico toque retro a toda la pieza. Más tarde, emplea una técnica similar con el vanguardista "Back Street Lover" (originalmente grabado por Mayer Hawthorne), eso se eleva a nuevas alturas al respaldar las voces de Gennine Francis-Jackson.

"Celebrate Your Body" es un tema de alto octanaje que tiene todos los atributos de un tema bailable y U-Nam completa las cosas con su propia composición " Hear, My Dear", un guiño a Marvin Gaye y su éxito de 1978 " Here, My Dear", brillando con un ambiente de estilo Barry White, presentando el saxo de primera clase de Magdalena Chovancova. Muchos conocerán a Chovancova por su trabajo con el dúo Threestyle donde, en colaboración con Robert Fertl, ha lanzado siete CD y alcanzó el puesto n. ° 1 en el Top25 Billboard Smooth Jazz National Airplay Chart de EE. UU.
Con "Future Love Part 3" siendo considerado, hay pocas dudas de que tiene ese concepto ganador con todo lo necesario para convertirse en el verdadero regalo.

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Little did writer, producer and guitarist extraordinaire Emmanuel “U-Nam” Abiteboul know that when he recorded his chart busting album “Future Love” (Top25 Billboard Best Seller Jazz Album), he was in fact unleashing a tsunami of music characterized by infectious grooves and unbridled depth. Which tracks to leave out and which to allow in became a real dilemma and this depth became apparent when to celebrate the release of a very special Japanese edition of “Future Love”, Skytown Records made the previously unreleased “Soul Walkin’”, available as a bonus track.
It triggered U-Nam to revisit a whole raft of songs, unrecorded and hidden away in his extensive archives, with the result being “The Love Vault – Future Love Part 2” that will be released October 11, 2019 on the Skytown Records label.

“The Love Vault” hits the ground running with the zesty “Love Potion”. It has U-Nam’s distinctive guitar style absolutely all over it and much the same can be said of the collection’s first single, the splendidly soulful “Sexy Fresh”, that will be going for adds October 7.

Given that U-Nam created “Future Love” from amidst the debris of a complicated divorce, he has seamlessly transferred the same message of positivity, which was such a feature of the project, to the songs selected for “The Love Vault”. A case in point is “Soul Walkin’” which is the sort of easy grooving infectious track for which U-Nam is famous. He keeps it upbeat for the feisty “Into The Night” that is ‘driving with the top down’ music and then some while when the tempo eases the outcome is the mellow “Sunset Groove” that is embellished by trumpet and flugelhorn from
Christian Martinez.

U-Nam is the father of two boys and in this mood of ‘what might have been’ and ‘what the future might hold’ he uses the easy on the ear “Sharlee” to imagine the daughter that he never had. Indeed, always the innovator, U-Nam takes the hard driving “You and Me (High Priority)” and fashions a duet with TalkBox and Vocoder to bestow an authentic retro feel to the entire piece. Later, he employs a similar technique with the edgy “Back Street Lover” (originally recorded by Mayer Hawthorne) that is lifted to new heights by backing vocals from Gennine Francis-Jackson.
Elsewhere the high octane “Celebrate Your Body” has all the attributes of a dance floor filler in the making and U-Nam rounds things off with his own composition “Hear, My Dear”, a tongue in cheek nod to Marvin Gaye and his 1978 hit “Here, My Dear”. Shimmering with a Barry White style vibe it features top-notch sax from Magdalena Chovancova. Many will know Chovancova for her work with the duo Threestyle where, in collaboration Robert Fertl, she has released seven CDs and peaked at #1 on the US Top25 Billboard Smooth jazz National Airplay Chart.

With “Future Love Part 3” already being considered there is little doubt that this winning concept has everything it takes to become the gift that keeps on giving.



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