By outsourcing from all sorts of musical subgenres, Quiet Village attempts to create an eclectic summer time mix. However, Silent Village can't seem to distance itself from the lethargic, schmaltzy source material it cites.
Generally well-balanced, eminently exploratory, and surprisingly funky, Crown Trunk Root Funk is a successful product from a musician just as adept in the studio as he is on a New York club stage or at any other venue.
King Khan and the Shrines are back with a blast from the past. This compilation of earlier funk-soul cuts mixed with a scattering of new songs proves that even Khan is aware of how under appreciated he is.