Filed under: Slice Of Soul
The Olympians – ‘How Can I Love You (Now That You’re Gone)’
taken from How Can I Love You/Stand Tall 7″ (Truth & Soul, 2009)
More goodness out of the Truth & Soul camp. Toby Pazner has been sessioning for the label for a while now on vibes and keys, but this is the first 7″ released under The Olympians guise, an amalgamation of the usual cool Brooklyn funk elite headed up by himself. With members of the Menahan Street Band, El Michels Affair and The Expressions on board it’s no surprise that this is really, really good.
If this stuff wasn’t so absolutely fantastic then you could complain about the fact that a lot of it is teetering dangerously on the edge of sounding hopelessly generic. However, as it stands my thirst is yet to be quelled for this particular brand of instrumental retro soul. Give me more!