With a healthy amount of deep house weight behind him as CB Funk, Christian BeiBwenger's latest venture as The Citizen's Band has already seen him sidle up to Live At Robert Johnson and Story for some wonderfully scuffed approaches to beatdown grooves and dusty soul. Now on Chicago imprint Tasteful Nudes, his warm and fuzzy approach feels right at home, whether it be the searching broken beats of "Smalltown Blues" or the weighty lurch of "Disrupted". At every turn the ideas are fresh and distinctive, letting the character of idiosyncratic production methods shine out with organic glee - just check the liquid rivulets of "Eddy's Theme" for a prime example.
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