French Kiwi Juice, also better known as FKJ has a follow-up ready with V I N C E N T to his Just Piano album that came out last year. Since his last album, the multi-instrumentalist has traded in the groovy saxophone tracks for a more laidback atmosphere where the piano takes center stage. He already proved this on the previous two previews from V I N C E N T: “Greener” and “Way Out.” After FKJ already collaborated with Mexican-American guitarist Santana on that first track, today it’s the turn of Filipino American Toro y Moi, who himself released MAHAL at the end of last month.
As you might expect from a combination of these two artists, “FKJ – A Moment Of Mystery”. opens very dreamy with Toro y Moi’s voice floating somewhere far above our heads. For three and a half minutes the song ripples along wonderfully like a mountain river in some tropical rainforest, warm yet refreshing. The combination of Toro’s lo-fi and FKJ’s piano playing create a relaxed atmosphere that was also the focus of the other two tracks and goes perfectly with the temperatures of the past few days.
V I N C E N T hits shelves on June 10 and may welcome Little Dragon in addition to guests Santana and Toro y Moi.
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