Tahiti 80 – Wallpaper For The Soul
Just in time for the overcast summer skies, an album arrives that is capable of piercing the gloom and providing a soundtrack to a mythical British heat wave. On their second album, Tahiti 80 have created a dozen pop songs which burst with so much warmth a Pulp Fiction style golden glow ought to emanate from the CD box whenever you delve inside. The seasonal timing of the release is no coincidence, as Tahiti 80 aficionados have been able to order the album on import since October last year.
The French four-piece have hired The Urban Soul Orchestra to crank up the lushnessfactor on five tracks by adding mesmerising string and brass sections. The resultis particularly effective on two of the album highlights,‘1,000 Times’ andfirst single ‘Soul Deep’, where the orchestra helps to create extravagantlycatchy northern soul style grooves.