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—would be to offer audiences more of the same sound they love.
But on , Saadiq has moved away from the hard-core Motown sound and embraced a whole new set of influences, like the ones mentioned above, and also the more expansive orchestral sound of post-Detroit Motown recordings and the great Philadelphia soul records of the ’70s.
“I feel pretty comfortable playing whatever’s in front on me,” he comments, “though live, I guess I’m most comfortable playing bass [his main instrument for many years] or guitar.
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For the past several years, Saadiq’s principal sonic partner has been an engineer named Chuck Brungardt.
Originally from Modesto, in California’s Central Valley, Brungardt got a degree in computer science from the University of San Francisco but fell into the recording world. You have to have the tools you need.”“Before we did Joss’ album,” Brungardt notes, “we are already playing with doing Raphael’s like samples; maybe we’ll put drum machine programming over it.
It’s a more eclectic album all the way around, but in the scope of Saadiq’s whole career, just another synthesis of his roots and current fascinations.