Phil Asher Presents Focus ‎– Sweet And Sour

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Bamba 3:55
Wha Blo 2:19
Having Your Fun 3:44
Marvin Is One 7:42
Bassual 5:48
Hal 8:04
Exagr8 2:38
Journey To Jupiter (Act 1 The Daughter Of Spazm) 7:01
Never Giving Up 4:40
Spaceship Rocket 6:02
Find Myself 6:55
China Bumps 2:29
Sweet & Sour 6:12

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VERCD008 Phil Asher Presents Focus Phil Asher Presents Focus - Sweet And Sour(CD, Album) Versatile Records VERCD008 France 2002 Sell This Version
VERLP008 Phil Asher Presents Focus Phil Asher Presents Focus - Sweet And Sour(3x12", Album) Versatile Records VERLP008 France 2002 Sell This Version
VIA-0004 Phil Asher Presents Focus Phil Asher Presents Focus - Sweet And Sour(CD, Album) Village Again VIA-0004 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
VERCD008 Phil Asher Presents Focus Phil Asher Presents Focus - Sweet And Sour(CD, Album, Promo) Versatile Records VERCD008 France 2002 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

December 10, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Sweet And Sour, CD, Album, VERCD008

Jazz-house-breaks from one of the forefathers: Phil Asher. But I was slightly disappointed by SWEET AND SOUR. After the batacuda excitement of “Bamba” and “Wha Blo” comes a switch in tempo: “Having Your Fun,” veers a little too much into R&B for my tastes. “Marvin is One” follows that, however, with a nice house kick, and “Bassual” brings back the breaks. “Exagr8” is only an interlude, but adds a bit of darkness into the mix, and that makes it stand out, but only because the other tracks don’t stand out as much, I’m afraid. “Journey to Jupiter” has some African jazz riffs thrown in, but it never connects. The retro-electro of “Never Giving Up” and dub-Jah of “Spaceship Rocket” seem like throwaway tracks -- far from what Asher is capable of. “Find Myself,” a more traditional house track, and “China Bumps,” which takes on jazz breaks with cut-ups, are much more representative of his talents.