Saturday 23 March 2024

Posted by Gerry Hectic | File under : , , ,

Don't go anywhere this year until you've got 'Wunderlust' by On-Ly out on La Sape Records.

This is a magical mix of jazz-fusion spiritual boogie funk soul and jazz rock; Weather Report, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, Jeff Beck (fusion period) spring to mind but Santana and other West Coasters, Mars Volta (at their less rocky and more proggy end) and Bob James (at his harder edge - bearing in mind, folks used to dance to Mr James' catchy tunes back in the day); let's throw in Jaco whilst we're at it.

It's only six track but they all pack a punch and for a debut album; On-Ly being the solo and collaborative name of pianist/producer Joshua Smeltik, this is easily going to be debut album of the year.

Not heard anything approaching the fusion brilliance of this for years and it's going to open up a few people eyes and wallets!  An essential purchase. 

Artist: On-Ly 

Title:  Wonderlust 

Release date: 22nd March, 2024

Label : La Sape Records

Catalog Number : SAPE029

Format: LP / Digital / Bandcamp 

All tracks composed and arranged by Joshua Smeltink.

On-Ly (Joshua Smeltink) - Fender Rhodes (track 6), Bechstein Model-A 1912, Keys, Synthesiser, Trumpet.
Daniel Waddingham - Electric Guitar.
Ash de Neef - Electric Bass.
Phil Stroud - Congas/Percussion.
Bryce Zelno - Drums.

Engineer: Joshua Smeltink.
Co-Engineer: Phil Stroud.
Produced by Joshua Smeltink.
Mixed by Joshua Smeltink.

Recorded at Casa Del Canning over two dates in April and November 2022 in Melbourne, Australia.
Cover Art: Adam Parata.
Album Design: Luke Ebert.



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