First Listen Review: St Germain- “St Germain”

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The Good: St Germain is a return to greatness for the famed French electro-jazz pioneer, Ludovic Navarre, after a 15-year hiatus. This time around he has incorporated traditional African instruments and sound into the house and jazz mix and it sounds completely new from his old work. While there isn’t anything really new or especially innovative about the album, Navarre is a master craftsman at work and listening to how smoothly everything is blended together is rewarding in itself.

The Bad: At times, the album seems to resign itself to being the background music in a Grey Goose commercial. Also, some songs can drone on in a sort of self-indulgent way for minutes before anything interesting happens.

Would I Listen Again: Yes.

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