Monday, September 18, 2017
Floating Action - Is It Exquisite?
You likely have heard Seth Kauffman before, even if you weren't aware of him. Perhaps it was with Jim James, or Dan Auerbach, or Angel Olsen. And if you pay attention to music, you know that good musicians attract and choose to work with other good musicians. So you might be tempted to think that Kauffman is good at this music thing even before you hear his solo work. You would be correct, but of course in a world of 'fake news', you want proof.
And your proof is right here, under the title Is It Exquisite?. Written, played, sung and recorded by Kauffman under the name Floating Action, the album is a veritable celebration of pop music. The set includes southern soul, a bit of funk, vintage rock, some sunny psychedelic pop and even some dub effects. Kauffman doesn't recognize traditional boundaries, but his has superb instincts and proves himself to be a top-quality musical brewmaster. Everything he throws into the hopper on this album works, and works with style. It is a truly rewarding listen.
Is it Exquisite? is available via several labels, including PIAPTK and OK Records. The only remaining question to answer is whether the record is exquisite. Why yes, yes it is exquisite.
PIAPTK site for Is It Exquisite?
OK Records site for Is It Exquisite?