Plat du Jour : Bloodstone - Natural High (1972)

Publié le par Polpone

 

 

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Chronique Dusty Groove


Seminal work from Bloodstone – an album that may be the group's best-remembered effort, and for good reason too! The album sets a whole new standard for harmony soul in the 70s – one that's tighter than some of the east coast groups, yet never too slick or polished – kind of a slow-building style that's filled with warmth, but has some trippier elements on the funky cuts too – a really great mashing of styles that instantly set Bloodstone apart from their contemporaries! At one level, the group seem to channel the fragile sounds of The Moments/Whatnauts – but at another, they pick up the heavier vibe of the Norman Whitfield-produced groups – with lots of bass at the bottom, and some psych soul production. The album includes their monster track "Natural High", which has some killer harmonies, plus other nice ones like "You Know We've Learned", "Peter's Jones", "Ran It In The Ground", and "Tell It To My Face". (Cover has cutout punches in one corner.)

 

 


 

 

 

 


L'additionUne belle note sucrée à suivre ! En provenance de Kansas City, le groupe de Soul Bloodstone a ensuite migré à Londres, chez nos amis les rosbeefs ou cet album fut finalement enregistré. A l'écoute de Natural High, on se dit que l'air de la manche n'a finalement pas que du mauvais ! Des voix de velours, des décrochés mémorables et une production soignée et harmonieuse, tout est rassemblé pour faire un grand album de Soul1972 sonne le glas du succès pour Bloodstone avec cet album. 38 ans après le plaisir est intact et toujours pas de trace de peremption...... 

 


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