Amp Fiddler – Waltz Of A Ghetto Fly

Nu-soul from old funk head making solo debut

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Joseph “Amp” Fiddler is a veteran funk session keyboardist who has waited until now to release music under his own name.

The 14 tracks assembled here are conservative in nature, if cautiously inquisitive about things which have happened in black music since 1973?for example, the fetching deep house of “Superficial”.

In terms of reference, Fiddler is probably closest stylistically to the likes of D’Angelo and Maxwell, but his arrangements are less ingenious and his lyrics more facile (from “Love & War”: “I believe we can change the world”).

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The highlights are the concluding title track, unsurprisingly boosted by the involvement of George Clinton, and the adventurous neuro-funk of the untitled hidden track; but otherwise this is a perfectly pleasant springtime soul soundtrack.

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