Published Oct 26, 2015Also known as one part of R&B brother duo Shaani Cage (with sibling Kaleem), Calgary-based Aleem Khan strikes out on his own with this dreamy new self-titled LP, all traditional funk guitar licks, a heaping helping of psychedelic pop moxie and soul melodies.
A clear aficionado of late '60s and early '70s sounds, the velvety bop of "Deluxe," tangy texture of "Afterflow" and swirly surf of "Blasted" linger in your mind. But the clear standout is "Boneless," a meaty jam that showcases Khan's melodic vocals. With Aleem Khan, Khan presents a nine-track statement of intent that hopefully predicts longevity and more musical experimentation to come. (Independent)