Medline love music, no doubt...on each cover he is able to summarize the overall sound and feeling of each album he is covering thru one track. Gonna be masterpiece.Get one before it's too late
Favorite track: Accadde A Bali.
Solstice is audacious and unprecedented. A path-finding album covering legendary jazz funk, soundtrack and library music holy grails. 8 underground hits, coming from impossible to find records are now turned into rare groove standards.
Obvious is the fact that nobody produced an album like this before. These tracks were sampled over and over... making them becoming Hip Hop standards. However it's not the only way to consider this rich musical production.
Today, original copies became very expensive, gaining value with the uncredited fame of beatmakers uses, and not only for the scarcity factor, but mostly because the music is amazing.
From the eponym "Solstice" to the medley of 3 famous tracks of Alain Goraguer's "La Planète Sauvage", to the walking beat version of René Costy's "Scrabble", Medline assemble a pair of four aces, in a pure amplified soul way.
40 years after the release date of Brian Bennett's "Voyage". It was time for a rebirth.
Pressed on a sea blue translucent vinyl, with a A2 poster (59,4x42cm) giving an extra life to the wonderful painting by Clément Laurentin.
An human eye looking to the sun for the album "Solstice" is connecting us to the cosmic clock.
Production, interpretation, recording, mix and mastering by Medline
Original artwork and poster by Clément Laurentin "Phrénologie"
Cover design by Orlando Diaz Corvalan
Vocals on Liquid Sunshine by Roni Alkekengi
I might love this even more than Black Focus. Why? There is more of a focus on that Wu Funk sound, more melodies by the rhythm master, more hip-hop flavor, a chance for Kamaal to really shine. A perfect balance between hard hitting sounds with more melodic and meditative ones. One of the few albums I wish was 24-bit quality, that is how great this is. At the top of all the 2018 "best of" lists for a reason. Much respect HW. Edward