9.2.05

Recensione da Voodo Child

VOODOO CHILD
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PUBLISHED IN ISSUE #66 - WINTER 2004-05
It took the Italian-based Link Quartet nearly a decade to hatch from their cocoon, their 2002 release Beat.It a defining moment establishing a signature sound and solid foundation.
The Hammond organ-lead grooves are drenched with a 60s sound yet maintain a contemporary dance club spirit. The quartet has also found success in translating the energy of a live performance into their studio arrangements.
The Link Quartet first formed in 1991, with a decade of personnel overhauls and a search for the right sound were an evolutionary process for the band. A couple of independent releases in the late 90's ignited attention for the band worldwide. Beat.It set out to answer that call.
The instrumental album mixes create, "a funk and groove music revolution," as the band describes their sound.
Organist Paolo "Apollo" Negri leads the quartet on an uptempo excursion of "Crosstown Traffic", guitarist Giulio Cardini laying down a wah-wah driven funk groove. It's a high-energy, non-stop drive in the fast lane.
Beat.It proved to be a stepping stone for the quartet who have since been commissioned to compose music for the spy film Wilson Chance, embarked on their first visit to the U.S. in 2004 as part of the MOD tour, and are preparing their new release Italian Playboys which will be released worldwide as a cooperative effort between U.S. Hammondbeat label and European Record Kicks.