14 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ending a brief hiatus, SOIL&“PIMP”SESSIONS returns with its first release since the departure of saxophonist Motoharu. The party atmosphere is strong, not least on the catchy Japanese pop song “YUMEMAKASE” and the English-language “Drivin'.” Tabu Zombie’s trumpet strongly recalls later Miles Davis on “Deform Reform,” while Josei’s adroit piano lends sparkle to the slow and moody “Dusk.” Afro-Cuban jazz rears its head on “Bond” as well. Amid the dance and pop elements, the band shows laudable skill in the jazz idiom, most explicitly on “Pride Fish Ball.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ending a brief hiatus, SOIL&“PIMP”SESSIONS returns with its first release since the departure of saxophonist Motoharu. The party atmosphere is strong, not least on the catchy Japanese pop song “YUMEMAKASE” and the English-language “Drivin'.” Tabu Zombie’s trumpet strongly recalls later Miles Davis on “Deform Reform,” while Josei’s adroit piano lends sparkle to the slow and moody “Dusk.” Afro-Cuban jazz rears its head on “Bond” as well. Amid the dance and pop elements, the band shows laudable skill in the jazz idiom, most explicitly on “Pride Fish Ball.”

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