Super Hi-Fi: Yule Analog, Vol. 1: A Very Dubby Christmas
Brooklyn-based band Super Hi-Fi lays down solid reggae-dub-ska beats with space-age sounds, thick reverb, trippy analog delays and jazzy, upbeat horn riffs in their new instrumental release. This sprightly 10-track album offers a fresh, fun perspective on holiday classics including “Little Drummer Boy,” featuring an exceptional solo by Jon Lipscomb on electric guitar; a version of “Auld Lang Syne” that makes you feel giddy all over with palpable excitement played up by kazoos and growling horns; and a hip study of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” full of distortion and wonderful trombone duets by Rick Parker and Alex Asher. The disc’s only original song, “Yule Analog,” is a smooth three-minute psychedelic escapade in dreamland Jamaica. Grab some friends and eggnog, find a yule log and immerse yourselves in this album of inspired seasonal favorites. Super Hi-Fi delivers.