Ursula 1000 - Here Comes Tomorrow
In life, we make many choices. Some of these work out for the best, while others do not. Recently, I made what turned out to be a rather poor choice. I've been intending to listen through the current release from Alex Gimeno's project Ursula 1000, Here Comes Tomorrow, for some time and finally did so. That, however, was not the poor choice. My mistake was doing so while sitting at Java Vino, a lovely little coffee/wine bar in Virginia Highlands. Why? Because it's slightly embarrassing to boogie your ass off while sitting in a coffee shop. And I do not believe it is humanly possible to listen to this album without shaking one's hindquarters.
I had no idea what to expect from the album, but within minutes could only think of that classic line from the Beastie Boys' "Root Down" -- "Oh my God that's the funky shit!" There's a variety of sounds on the disc, ranging from what sounds like the background music in a Tarantino flick ("Kaboom") to full-on homages to Prince ("Elektric Boogie") and David Bowie ("Here Comes Tomorrow"). Other tracks are infused with funk, salsa, jazz, and Spanish guitar. The album features a number of guests including members of Tower of Power and Los Amigos Invisibles. This is fun and funky stuff. Here are a couple tracks:
Ursula 1000 - Kaboom
Ursula 1000 - Boop
If you'd like a monster file to play for an hour or so and have your own private Ursula 1000 dance party, that's available via his/their website as well: Ursula 1000 - MegaMix [86mb!]
You can learn more and download more tracks from Ursula 1000's official site or MySpace page.
Buy the full album from ESL Music.