“Sticks” – Chris Joss (ESL) [ALBUM] March 4, 2009Posted by rocketsciencemedia in Press Releases.
TITLE: Sticks / ARTIST: Chris Joss / LABEL: ESL / RELEASE DATE: TBC 2009 / CAT NO: ESL144
Frenchman Chris Joss is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and autonomous studio producer. Having lived in London for most of the 90’s, Joss digested the vibrant music scenes of the city while working as a sound engineer and playing bass and guitar in various bands.
Joss’ 5th LP entitled Sticks is a smoky, sonic and sometimes sultry journey through the Asian sub-continent. Filled with a lush tapestry of ethereal sitars, rubber-funk bass, cheeky organ riffs, snappy drum kicks and smoky atmospherics, Sticks captures a deep and irresistible vintage groove that defies categorization.
If you are not familiar with Joss’ output here is a little reminder: fans of The Prisoner will love the fact that Joss based his 1996 album on an imaginary 1960’s series: The Man With a Suitcase. This feat of imagination – or lunacy – was released to critical acclaim on the Pulp Flavour indie label.
Following on this 60’s revisionist tip, Joss released You’ve Been Spiked in 2004 on ESL with Rhodes, Hammond organ and funky bass lines signalling an early disco sound that pre-dated today’s current disco-revivalism.
The disco angle followed a glam-sleaze trail in 2005 with Joss contributing to the movie Inside Deep Throat.
Following some time away, 2008 was a prolific year for Joss, with the release of 13 new tracks on Teraphonic Overdubs, a genre-bending collection of funk influenced tracks. Later in the year, still prolific he released I Want Freedom EP.
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