Tim 'Love' Lee The Continuing Confessions...

Tummy Touch label-boss and the man who originally unleashed a more mellow Groove Armada on the world, Tim 'Love' Lee has earned a reputation for sly humour, eclectic sounds, and subtle smarts. Here, on his sophomore release, Lee ups the ante and lays bare his sensitive stoner side. The album subtitle, defining him as "the man who's been everywhere but in love," suggests a tongue-in-cheek, achy-breaky soundtrack-y approach, and the ten instrumentals do not disappoint. "Bed Sheet Shuffle" hints that love is in the air with a sound that sees '60s space-age drama filmed on a spaghetti western set. The atmospheric cowboy approach comes complete with classical flute, timpani, strings and a ringing bell during "Exit 747," six minutes of ever-morphing bliss which melt away before you can grab hold of the saddle horn. "Triple X Togetherness Pt 2" gets all serious on us, deep emotions shared via minimal sounds. An organ swells, a melodica cries, and we feel for the sensitive soul who has drawn us into his drama. Then he climbs back on his horse, packs a sampler full of tricks, moves, grooves, builds and bedazzles with "The Goodbye Highway." Tim 'Love' Lee ain't no ordinary lone-ster producer. Nope. He's the brilliant, moody "Sombre Hombre" with a wink in his eye, a tear in his heart, and a hat full of creative tricks. May the Confessions continue. (Tummy Touch)