The subtle shoegaze and delicate dream pop found on Tanukichan‘s debut album, Sundays, was created by Hannah van Loon with an assist from Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi fame. The duo set out to create an album that captured the lazy, hazy, and introspective mood of a Sunday afternoon, and they succeeded.
Van Loon's guitar and thin floating vocals ride wonderfully over Bundick's always stellar production - the pair have managed to make a classicly 90's sounding shoegaze album for the modern age. Recommended
"Playing out as a work of cultural historiography, the LP is a product of the band’s extensive research project, piecing together the diverse influences that shaped their city’s thriving cultural scene in the 70’s and 80’s and joining the dots between Napoli’s great icons of jazz, funk, disco and boogie. Channelling the likes of Pino Daniele, Napoli Centrale, Tony Esposito and Tullio de Piscopo, this 7-track LP is headed straight for the dancefloor, whilst retaining the duo’s characteristic ‘live’ sensibilities.
Enlisting the help of some of Napoli’s finest talent, the album features the likes of prominent local saxophonist Pietro Santangelo, Marcellio Giannini on electric guitar, and Roberto Badoglio on bass. The album seethes with a cosmic, Coltrane-esque sense of expectation and atmosphere. Steady variations from the keys of classic synths strike funky notes in a Neapolitan dialect, whilst a confident brass section pays homage to the duo’s boundless Afrobeat influences." - read the rest of this interview/article HERE via Phonica