Funki Porcini

Funki Porcini

Ultimately Empty Million Pounds

Ninja Tune

Funki Porcini’s latest album, Ultimately Empty Million Pounds, creates a lot of solid rhythms for your headphone enjoyment. Staying out of muddy genres, Funki Porcini’s music is more loosely based in groove-oriented jazz and up-tempo hip hop than imitative style duplication. This is not to say that the album is revolutionary, but some solid tunes make it certainly worthwhile. Check out the opening track, “Theme from Sugar Daddy.” Sounding as if it came from a spy movie soundtrack, the song goes from slow beats and organ riffs to a more driving pace. Also notable is “History of Rock,” a collage that masterfully cuts up the voice of a square announcer’s voice explaining the constituent components of rock music. Funki Porcini’s work is excellent background and headphone music with a humorous take on home-studio production.

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