"Instrumental jazz-funk tinged soul with brooding cinematic atmospheres. Recorded in Surprise Chef's own home studio in Melbourne, the production approach for Daylight Savings is a big step up from their debut. Engineer Henry Jenkins created enormous-sounding space within this record, using a great deal of creative analogue recording techniques and working in an expansive recording environment. The results are a sound that emulates the massiveness of the late-60s Capitol Records. Daylight Savings was written collaboratively by the whole band and features the core Surprise Chef rhythm section. It expands upon where their debut left off with a leaning more towards 70's jazzfunk than soul and a stronger focus on the rhythm section. There’s the epic drama, ebbs and flows of a vintage David Axelrod or Alain Goraguer cinematic production, plus the influence of El Michels Affair and Melbourne bands Karate Boogaloo and The Putbacks, yet it still sounds uniquely Surprise Chef. You get a sense of that rare attribute of being both a contemporary band and a band you expect it won't be too long before other producers start sampling them." - Mr Bongo
- 2nd full-length album from Melbourne jazz-funk group Surprise Chef
- black vinyl pressing
- full color printed inner sleeve
- music label: Mr Bongo 2020
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