Resolution 88 is a London-based four-piece jazz-funk outfit centered around the sound of the Fender Rhodes piano and inspired by Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters.
The band’s second full studio album “Afterglow” is scheduled to drop on CD and digital download via Splash Blue Records on September 9th. Resolution 88 are now launching the first single “Raios Do Sol” (sun beams).
This track captures the Brazilian background of bassist Tiago Coimbra. It also pays homage to some of the band’s influences, including Azymuth, Cesar Camargo Mariano and Banda Black Rio. Close your eyes and let the samba rhythms of this track transport you to Sugarloaf Mountain, looking down over Copacabana beach on a late afternoon as the rays from the setting sun (the shimmering synthesizer) bounce and refract off the sea.
“Afterglow” was mastered by Bob Power (D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, The Roots etc) in NY and mixed by Dan ‘JD73’ Goldman (Morcheeba). It’s a modern, broken beat take on jazz funk music with a spacey, cinematic soundscape inhabited by silky Fender Rhodes, shimmering analogue synthesizers, gritty fuzz wah clavinet and hypnotic tape delay.
ARTIST: Resolution 88
TITLE: Raios Do Sol
FORMAT: digital download
STYLE: jazz / Brazil / broken beat
LABEL: Splash Blue Records