Informed by the past, not in thrall to it
Azari & III - Azari & III

Two years after ‘Reckless (For Your Love)’ hit the clubs, the Azari & III album finally arrives. And what’s most surprising is just how straightforward it is. At times it sounds like a lost Steve Hurley record. Fans of a certain age will shed tears of nostalgic joy. But Azari & III aren’t just the house Strokes. The production is precise, and in Fritz and Cedric, the outfit has two soulful vocalists. That the album takes a mid-period slump when they’re not singing is not a coincidence. Trim a few tracks and you’ve got a record that’s informed by the past, but not in thrall to it.




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