Artist....: Satellite party
Title.....: Ultra payloaded
Rel. Date.: 2007
# "Wish Upon A Dog Star" (featuring Hybrid) - 4:45
# "Only Love, Let's Celebrate" - 3:50
# "Hard Life Easy" - 4:13
# "Kinky" (featuring Hybrid) - 4:01
# "The Solutionists" (featuring Thievery Corporation) - 4:23
# "Awesome" (featuring Hybrid) - 4:26
# "Mr. Sunshine" - 4:20
# "Insanity Rains" - 3:28
# "Milky Ave" - 4:28
# "Ultra Payloaded Satellite Party" - 5:27
# "Woman in the Window" (featuring Jim Morrison) - 4:00
Ultra Payloaded is exceptional. From the heads-down opening blast of Wish Upon A Dogstar, with its concrete groove as potent as New Order at their brooding, blissed-out, frenetic rockin' best, this album simply scorches.
Absolutely Farrell in its mix of genres and overall spirit, straddling rock, funk, dance, soul and electronica, its fair to say that Ultra Payloaded is as much of a pop project as it is a hot rock prospect. For every crunching guitar there's a neat dose of dance culture, soul or funk to boot. None more noticable than on The Situationists (track 5) which is probably the best homage to Norman Whitfield's Temptation flava'd Psychedelic Soul I've ever heard, all dressed up and raving to go in the 21st century.
Yet, for all its eclecticism, the album is bizarrely far more focused than the disappointing JA swansong, Strays, and thanks to Farrel's inclusive songwriting and production style, just keeps on hitting (rather than missing) with every successive track.