Album Reviews

Albums by Michael Buckley, Factory Floor, Chequerboard, Janelle Monáe, Cloud Control and Pixies.

14th September, 2013
Michael Buckley: It Is What It Is.

Michael Buckley: It Is What It Is (Lyte)

Other than the elegant vocals of Margot Daly, sax player and flautist Michael Buckley's new album is a dead ringer for Friends, the 1983 set of jazzy instrumentals by Larry Carlton. It shares with that record an aesthetic of gleaming serenity, an ambience that fools the ear into thinking everything in the world is perfect. Once or twice, the smoothness is overdone (opening track Long Time Coming...

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