Resolution 88 teases 4th album with new single ‘Final Approach’

Apr 12th, 2024

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Resolution 88 teases 4th album with new single ‘Final Approach’

UK jazz-funk quartet Resolution 88 announces the release of their upcoming 4th album Vortex dropping on July 19th 2024 via Synthethesia Records, with first single “Final Approach”, a chilled, late-night groove that mimics the pulsing landing lights that guide a plane on the runway at night. This tune evokes the romance and thrill of flying to new places. It’s also probably how Butcher Brown might sound if they were English.

New album Vortex features 8 tunes that take the band’s sound in a new direction compositionally whilst retaining their signature sound of the Fender Rhodes and synthesizers used by Herbie Hancock and Toby Smith of Jamiroquai. The band rehearsed and recorded this material as a quartet and the album features guest artists Vanessa Haynes on vocals and Tom Smith on saxophone and bass clarinet. On previous albums, Resolution 88 had added orchestral overdubs inspired by records like Herbie Hancock’s Manchild album but on this record, the only overdubs are extra synthesizers. Bandleader and composer Tom O’Grady went all-out to recreate the sound world from his favorite Mizell Brothers productions and Herbie Hancock records – everything you hear on this album – from the Mellotron to the Echoplex, from to the Oberheim 4 Voice to the glockenspiel – is the real thing.

“Final Approachout via Digital download on April 12th via Synthethesia