Josh Reichmann, formerly of post-punk garage rockers Tangiers and frontman of weirded-out prog pop project Jewish Legend, is back with a new band and a new vision. This time around he's embellishing his quirky tunes with horns, flute, keys and soul influences.
Don't expect a Motown revival album, though. There are still lots of strange turns and unconventional textures, and no attempts at genuine blue-eyed soul. Instead, it has fizzy fuzz guitar tones underneath wandering woodwinds and tripped-out cosmic choruses.
The jazzy swing that permeates the recording is intriguing, and lends a certain timelessness to Reichmann's stranger tendencies, putting his sound neatly outside of contemporary trends without seeming self-consciously retro. Watch for the full album due next year.