“Black Light” is Groove Armada’s follow up to 2008’s “Soundboy Rock.” This album has a few subtle differences compared to other GA albums. For one, no horns. And that’s funny because they always seem to sneak a trumpet or something in there somewhere! Also, there are no instrumentals. Everything song has a vocalist which, again is highly unusual. But that’s no knock when you consider who they got to contribute vocals (Bryan Ferry for gawd sakes!). The final product is masterful. My first listen reminded me of a mellower Chemical Brothers but now that I’m “in to it” it’s 100% GA.
I actually brought the CD in to show my class this week. The design is slick, but the purpose of me bringing it in (as it is an identity class) was to show the good example of a musical group who has and consistently uses a logo. And I’m so glad I did! While discussing the album and packaging artwork, a student mentioned to me that GA has an upcoming gig! I never would have known (and I usually always know these things!)
So, thanks German! See you at the show…
Groove Armada appears Thursday & Friday, March 18 & 19 at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
Posted by: TAWD on March 11, 2010
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