GENE FARRIS – “This Is My Religion”

I ended up disliking this one. Appreciating it, yes, but disliking it. Farris has the tension/no-release thing just so, and “This Is My Religion” is the most delightful case of chemical-spiritual blue balls you’re ever likely to get – but the la-la-la loop he’s chosen sounds like it’s sampling Nu Yorican Soul (or source material thereof), which was only really satisfying when it did drop its guard and burst into song. This, on the other hand, is like being fluffed by Gilles Peterson.