Georgia Anne Muldrow VWETO

Georgia Anne Muldrow VWETO
Never one to stand in place for too long, forward-reaching musical force Georgia Anne Muldrow eschews the jazz-directed sounds of her last offering in favour of the face-twisting goodness of electronic funk on latest instrumental opus VWETO. The gifted producer lets that funk seep in slowly, however, leading instead with a more characteristic trip through dazzling space tones on opener "The No-No Chords" before making the transition through "Simply Put" to the full-bodied "Funkrocker," it's plodding bass line and wailing guitar forming the atmosphere as a fuzzed-out synth line drives the cut's funky filthiness home. The pace quickens as the album switches gears, with Bambaata nod "Zulu Bounce," the melodically distressed "Thump" and the mouth-watering "String," its chunky, pockmarked bass lick, splayed rhythm and squealing key stabs providing some of the record's most memorable moments. Brimming with a variety of sonic textures, emotive moods and rhythmic configurations, VWETO serves as yet another affirmation of Muldrow's compositional prowess. (Mello Music Group)