The Spice Cabinet – The Adventures of Pie Boy (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 39:26 minutes | 513 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Go East Music Entertainment Consulting Limited
“The Adventures of Pie Boy” Spice Cabinet’s sophomore release, is a 40-minute sonic roller coaster of original compositions, that shoots through the musical landscape of Bandleader and founder Terry Hsieh’s childhood. Composed en suite almost entirely from the confines of a quarantine hotel room in Taipei (having been forced to abandon the face-to-face interaction of playing live shows) Hsieh, together with co-producer Derrick Sepnio (Khalil Fong, Diana Wang, Melodia Kong), brings an updated and modern sound to the arsenal of The Spice Cabinet, a diverse and lush approach to modern jazz composition. Cinematic, experimental and full of aural surprises, the journey through “The Adventures of Pie Boy” is an ear treat for those looking outside conventional boundaries of music.
As we approach the end of the year, the ‘high-profile’ releases start to wind down for the most part, but there is still quality content being released that is arguably much better than said high-profile releases. You are probably familiar with the feeling of having ‘random’ releases coming out of nowhere and leaving you in complete awe; this time of the year is where you definitely need to stay on the hunt for those. One such hidden gem is The Spice Cabinet and Everything Is Noise couldn’t be happier to premiere their new album, The Adventures of Pie Boy.
If you’re in the mood for some incredibly out-of-the-box, charming tunes that aren’t afraid to break down musical and cultural barriers, then The Adventures of Pie Boy is exactly what the doctor ordered. The Spice Cabinet is a clever group name, as the ten highly esteemed members all come from different musical and cultural backgrounds to create this musical amalgam that knows no boundaries. As any spice cabinet in a kitchen would store many different herbs and spices to be used in combination to create flavorful dishes, The Spice Cabinet comes together to effortlessly blend jazz/fusion, R&B, modern pop, rock, and classical influences into a magical journey that would leave you salivating if it actually was food.
1. The Spice Cabinet – Stick It To Ya
2. The Spice Cabinet – Gotta Warm Up
3. The Spice Cabinet – Dali Girl
4. The Spice Cabinet – Lost in Space
5. The Spice Cabinet – Big Bots Battle in the Blue
6. The Spice Cabinet – Pie Boy Moon Bone
7. The Spice Cabinet – Bittersweet
8. The Spice Cabinet – Echoes of Shangri-la
9. The Spice Cabinet – Sugoi Smash
10. The Spice Cabinet – Outro