Friday, June 30, 2017

United Future Organization - No Sounds Is Too Taboo

Featured on 1994's Red Hot and Cool compilation, the Japanese production trio UFO heads a loose collective of musicians and vocalists present here. Jazz, R&B, trip-hop, Spanish, Caribbean, and Brazilian rhythms all appear in one form or another; surprisingly, these disparate elements flow well through the course of ten songs. - by John Bush, AMG

UFO's creatively bizarre mixing of styles produced some of the best mid 90's funky, acid-jazz and "No Sounds too Taboo" is arguably their best album. Despite the typically odd arrangements that permeate most of its tracks - a mixture of off-the-wall vocals, weird instrumentation and "lounge-lizard" backbeats - there's nothing too challenging here other than a set of ingenious, well produced workouts that are ideally suited for a lazy afternoon's listening. Sounds negative?... well making genuinely interesting laid-back music is no easy task and on "Stolen Moments", "Mistress of Dance" and most of the other tracks on this album UFO hit the button perfectly. Arty, clever and fun... the cover says it all ! - by nicjaytee, Amazon.com

This album is simply excellent. It's funky, groovy and quite sophisticated. You can't prevent from dancing around when you hear it and at the same time, it's enough elaborated to be appealing for a demanding audience... As I was saying, also check out the brand new heavies' releases (especially shelter and brother sister or the best of, "trunk funk")" - by Simone Oltolina, Swapacd.com

Artist: United Future Organization
Album: No Sounds Is Too Taboo
Year: 1994
Label: Bronswood Recordings
Runtime: 53:57

Tracks:
1.  United Future Airlines (Toshio Matsuura / Raphael Sebbag / Tadashi Yabe) 4:48
2.  Magic Wand Of Love (Earl DeRoun) 6:22
3.  Stolen Moments (Oliver Nelson) 5:21
4.  Future Light (Toshio Matsuura / Mark Murphy / Raphael Sebbag / Tadashi Yabe) 5:58
5.  Make It Better (Cleveland Watkiss) 5:33
6.  Sunday Folk Tale (Raphael Sebbag / Tadashi Yabe) 6:17
7.  Mistress Of Dance (Toshio Matsuura / Raphael Sebbag / Tadashi Yabe) 4:25
8.  Bar-F-Out! (Toshio Matsuura / Raphael Sebbag / Tadashi Yabe) 5:00
9.  Doopsylalolic (Derek Delves / Toshio Matsuura / Raphael Sebbag / Tadashi Yabe) 4:38
10.  Tears Of Gratitude (Toshio Matsuura / Raphael Sebbag / Tadashi Yabe) 5:35

Personnel:
Tadashi Yabe (Keyboards, Programming)
Toshio Matsuura (Programming, Mixing)
Raphael Sebbag (Programming, Mixing, Voice)
Simon Richmond (Percussion) - 1
Linda Muriel (Vocals) - 2
Noriyoshi Sasanuma (Bass) - 2
Gemi Taylor (Guitar) - 2
Jessica Lauren (Piano) - 2
Time Five (Choir) - 3
Yae Nishikawa (Violin) - 3
Mike Emenau (Vibraphone) - 3
Mike Murphy (Vocals) - 4
Gill Manly (Backing Vocals) - 4
Mikiko Sakai (Scratch) - 4
Cleveland Watkiss (Vocals) - 5
Shinichi Osawa (Bass) - 5
Hiroyuki Komagata (Guitar) - 5
Francis Silva (Vocals) - 6
Snowboy (Percussion) - 6
Steve Williamson (Soprano Saxophone) - 7
Nishikawa Quartet (Strings) - 7
Urban Poets Society (Vocals) - 8
DJ Krush (Scratch) - 8
Derek Delves (Vocals) - 9
Talin Chamber Choir (Choir) - 10
Junichi Iwabuchi (Piano) - 10

3 comments:

  1. |Thanks itr
    I'm a Bluesman at heart ...but musical sounds with a groove get to me
    I heard a track not on this album by this crowd so I gave this a listen I like it a lot
    Cheers

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