Sunday, February 22, 2009
The Olympians How Can I Love (Now That You've Gone)
Toby Pazner, long time keyboard/vibe player on many T&S releases, has come into his own and delivered a sweet little 45 under the band name, The Olympians. The 45 represents Pazner's musical aesthetic and features El Michels on horns and other members of the NY funk elite.
With a mixture of soulful sounds reminiscent of Isaac Hayes, Mickey and the Soul Generation, and Curtis Mayfield, The Olympians are well suited for a lazy Sunday, a trip to the beach or any pensive moment. Recorded in his bedroom on a Tascam 388, The Olympians give us that gritty yet sweet sound that can only come from NY. Pazner has been hard at work cranking out a plethora of goodness and this is just a taste of what is coming from The Olympians. The A side “How Can I Love (Now that your Gone)” is a meditative piece full of soulful vibes, piano, and wistful horns, that are reminiscent of the feelings any lover gets after heart break. Side B entitled “Stand Tall” features Michels on flute and Leonhart on trumpet backed by a hard hitting beat and tough guitars.
Check it out here