4 piece collective from LA made an impressive debut in 2004
with 'The Return of Jack Splash' gaining world-wide
critical acclaim in the process. Now four years on and with Mr
Splash being preoccupied in the meantime with production
duties for the likes of John Legend, Beyonce and Jamie Foxx et
al they return with an album that whilst not exactly living
upto the artistic expectations of the first nevertheless
delivers a memorable combination of 70's New York Disco, 80's
West Coast C funk and 2008 futuristic ideals.
Influences of Prince are never far away and the
unadulterated funk of 'Take it off' together with its subject
matter of sex and orgies best illustrates this. Whilst the 19
tracks on offer vary in style it is the distinctive falsetto
vocals of lead singer Jack Splash that makes the music stand
out particularly on the sweet soul ballad of 'What a world (Babygirl)'
and the equally soulful two stepper' 'Your Love' Funk is
always on offer and so is the group's appreciation of women
whether it is to love or lust after. Check out the male bias
of the beautiful laid back and emotional 'Fool for you'
with tinkling piano as well! Amidst all of this however and
towards the end of the album the group take a swipe at the
current political set-up in the US with both Bush and
Schwarzeneggar coming in for special mention in the Queen
style bass led George Clintonish 'Tear the House Down'
All in all a wild ride from beginning to end with the
band refusing to conform to modern day expectations both
musically and lyrically. As Jack explained back in 2004,"All
we want to do is contribute some serious positivity to the
world of music, and if some beautiful ladies shake their asses
in the process then I think that we did our job!" Now you
can't argue with that!