I think this review says it as good as it gets. Read the lovely words of Jason Randall Smith below.
When listening to Robot Sex Machine, one might think that Adam De Lucia inhales and exhales musical scales rather than oxygen. As a musician, he has devoted himself to nothing short of excellence on the guitar. With influences that range from Jimi Hendrix and John McLaughlin to Chick Corea and Bill Frisell, it’s no wonder that his music is immersed in the world of jazz fusion. Although the purists may continue to look upon this form of expression with disdain, De Lucia leaves the door wide open for funk and rock to play in the sandbox with jazz, which results in some wonderfully creative moments on this release.
It’s difficult to look at the album title and not think of the James Brown tune that De Lucia references. For Adam, the nod to the Godfather of Soul goes deeper than the title of his release. Robot Sex Machine is infused with loose-limbed rhythms that act as the backbone for each song and James is a direct link to that uncompromising groove. Adam’s allegiance to the funk can be heard on “6 Day Regimen” (albeit through a jazz lens) in the way that the fluid bass licks join forces with the propulsive drumming of Jordan Perlson. The technicality of the musicians throughout the piece is impeccable Read More