On the record company website, this trio claims to "represent raw garage jazz in its purest form." I'm not exactly sure what that means, but this Finnish group play a nice combination of acid jazz, trip-hop, and downbeat and mix it together with some fresh beats in what becomes a timeless tribute to early '70s jazz/funk. Now that I look at what I just wrote, it makes about as much sense as "raw garage jazz." It also sounds like a lot of sampling and looping, but the music is all played by a band with no production tricks. It's a hard to describe sound so I'll stop trying. It's different and I like it. It's one of those albums you own and brag about because you think it makes you way hipper than people who don't own it: "What? You've never heard of the Stance Brothers?!?" You can check out some tracks on the group's myspace page and up your hipness quota.
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart
Tracks: My favorites are Steve McQueen, Jay's Lament, Upside The Head, and She May Be Moody (which grooves a lot like the song California Soul, except with harpsichord and vibraphone). There's also a nice cover of George Duke's Capricorn. Don't skip any tracks.
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None. Even though this was released in 2007, it took me 5 years to hear about it and purchase a copy.