This vinyl so looks good.
Not just good, but really good.
I want to lick it.
The cause of my dribbling lust is Beverly Girl’s album The Unstoppable Force released on an electric pink coloured LP. And it looks fabulous.
Already sold out, the rebirth of the record continues its growth and remain unparalleled in its listening attentiveness. Just watching this pink disc in rotation is amazingly satisfying. The packaging and artwork is a winner; however, it’s the contents for this visitation.
The joyous disco/soul ’80’s groove is this bands signature sound, and they excel at it. The quality of their reproduction is entirely faultless – guaranteed to pass any DJ’s counterfeit checks. Much like the LP itself, Beverly Girl (Yohanna Kristiina, King Artur, Tuomas Orasmaa) are bringing back the art of a past concept and introducing it to new millennials.
The harmonics, melodies and catchiness re-envisions disco/soul artists such as Cheryl Lynn or The SOS Band, underpinned with a superb production.
there’s a tingling sense of enjoyment, like finding a tasty slice of cake remains from yesterday dinner.
On this album the dance floor shakers are without a doubt – Talk About The Weather, and I’m Your Girl.
These infectious nuggets could slide into a ‘best of the ’80 soul’ compilation without skipping a beat. The choruses catch you on the first play, and never let go. When the remix versions appear at the albums end there’s a tingling sense of enjoyment, like finding a tasty slice of cake remains from yesterday dinner.
Beverly Girl achieve a sense of care-free sense optimism the ’80s era embodied. A musical era where love is complicated conversely remains hopelessly romantic and shared through a colourful spectrum and freedom of expression – style, moves and fun-loving grooves.
There’s also an unintentional (or intentional) charm hearing Yohanna Kristiina sing the line ‘Girl, you know I’ve been dreaming‘ on the glittering track Sweet Combination. The fiery, electric guitar solo here sparkles.
When Beverly Girl go mellow – A Peculiar Affair it has spaciousness and drama. Yohanna’s vocals are pleasurably deep underpinned by sensual harmonies to create rose-shaped balloons.
The synths are electric and interjected with iconic sound samples connected to keep Valentine another engaging affair. The break is pure old school, and the lyrics will draw out the budding vocalist in anyone.
With a total of nine tracks, the album is still essential, and EP with two bonus extended versions. And like an ice cream van ringtone, you get excited each time a version of Talk About The Weather comes around.
Finland is proving to be exceptionally good at old school revivals on level equal to their inspirations (just see Timmion Records).
Beverly Girl’s album The Unstoppable Force reminds you that all good things, like LPs and disco, do come back. And there ain’t no stopping them now!
Whether you're a home mover or dancefloor shaker Beverly Girl get the party started! So, as the band say, 'Are you ready for star time?'