Reel to Reel
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As the set's title implies, Shawn Lee looks back to the sounds of yesterday for this collection that spans a wide range of ideas and genres. Many of his albums focus on a particular theme. Lee reworked the '60s album Bongo Rock into Tabla Rock; he also produced a number of globe-trotting musical excursions into exotica such as Miles of Style and even issued a nod to synths called Synthesizers in Space. Reel to Reel has a range of sounds and textures that fall neatly into the category of library music: tracks created for soundtrack use. It’s vintage-flavored, with funky tunes like “Boomwack” and “The Definition of Funk” in search of a blaxploitation film. “Soho Chase” and “Daylight Robbery” move as swiftly as “The Fugitive” ever did on foot, while spaghetti western composer Ennio Morricone beams a proud smile onto “Song for Ennio”. The laid-back, downtempo tracks “Big Ben” and “Super Storage” almost work as tracks from the '10s, except for the strings, marimbas, and wah-wah pedals that conjure 1978. Put on Reel to Reel and call it martini time.
Love the cover but disappointed about the clean lyrics.
Top Albums and Songs by Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
||Kiss the Sky||Kiss the Sky - EP||3:39||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Kiss the Sky (feat. Nino Moschella)||As You Like It - 20 Years of Ubiquity||3:39||£0.59||View In iTunes|
||Bollywood||Music and Rhythm||2:20||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Hey Ya||Hits the Hits!||4:28||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Kiss the Sky (Mark Pritchard Remix)||Kiss the Sky - EP||3:59||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||26||Ubiquity Studio Sessions, Vol. 2: Moods and Grooves||2:07||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||You Never Came||Kiss the Sky - EP||3:57||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Holding On (Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra Remix)||Kiss the Sky - EP||3:25||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Let Me Blow Your Mind||Hits the Hits!||3:51||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||San Diego||Miles of Styles||4:10||£0.79||View In iTunes|