David Fostex – Dark Yacht

Sweet smooth funk from David Fostex – a set that’s heavy both on 80s boogie modes, and some of the “yacht soul” elements referenced by the title – but which also has a very unique spin of its own! The lineup here is large, although given the names of some of the musicians, that might also be an in-joke – as we’re not sure that Herbie Handjob actually played Rhodes on the set – yet despite any question about the origins of the sound, the result is nice and tight – a great contemporary take on classic modes, with a few wisecracks mixed in alongside the soulful vocals. Titles include “Lost My Keys”, “Butt Dial”, “Glasses For The Masses”, “Should Have Washed My Hands”, “Livin The Stream”, and “What’s That Smell Barry Manilow”