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Chubbie Boots

January 29, 2012

When I first heard the new EP from Melbourne’s Chubbie Boots, I got the same gut reaction I had when hearing Royalty or Clap Rules latest material.  This EP, released on Audio Parallax, seamlessly fuses so many techniques and genres in a way that is both experimental and accessible.  With very obvious house, dub, electro-funk, and soul influences the EP is beautifully produced.  The four songs on The Cracks Are Starting To Show display a range of styles while maintaining a cohesive concept.

First we have Adlerwerke, a balmy tropical dub piece with lush texture and echo-y guitar work.  Next, the title track most closely resembles the work of Clap Rules with an electro-funk piece that sounds like a balearic Zapp & Roger.

We Don’t Want No Stinkin’ Wurli, my favorite of the release, comes third with a stunningly beautiful jazz-house track that seems to borrow some sonic tricks from LA beat makers.  When the jazz vocal samples hit me two minutes in, overlapping with a soloing keyboard,  I knew it was love.

The final track How Could I Forget brings back the twinkling guitars for rather minimal doo-wop chop-up.  With very little bass, this beat-driven lullaby fades to a repetitive crooning vocal sample.

Check out Chubbie Boots’ Soundcloud HERE and purchase The Cracks Are Starting To Show HERE

Chubbie Boots- Adlerwerke

Chubbie Boots- The Cracks Are Starting To Show

Chubbie Boots- We Don’t Want No Stinkin’ Wurli

Chubbie Boots- How Could I Forget

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Chubbie Boots- Don’t Eat The Acid Jam

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Harey Lem permalink
    January 30, 2012 1:19 am

    ¡I’m listening “Adlerwerke” now!, it sounds like the music of a futuristic fairy tale.

    (Ok, my english is not good, i’m peruavian)

    Thanks for the post.

  2. Nich permalink
    January 31, 2012 10:14 am

    ;a musical blessing.

  3. February 13, 2012 7:50 pm

    Yeah, This is Good.

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