about the album
Ray and Russ have delivered the next in the lineage of Ropeadope heavy jam albums. Reminiscent of MMW and especially The Benevento-Russo Duo, Smashed world is the prequel to Soule Monde's upcoming full length LP. Five tasty tracks of organ and drums, including a cover of ZZ Top's La Grange and a live recording featuring special guest Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle.
about the artist
Soule Monde is avant funk erupting from the syncopated minds of power drummer Russ Lawton + B3 wizard Ray Paczkowski. An ideal union of swagger and raw talent, the duo is cemented into an indestructible pocket, where bold improvisational leaps by either player are met by a near-telepathic response from the other. This is fluid funk, crafted for the dance floor but supported by an extensive grasp of jazz improvisation. Members of Soule Monde have appeared at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, on Saturday Night Live, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon, and have shared the stage with Carlos Santana, Rolling Stones, Trey Anastasio, Dave Matthews, Victor Wooten, Mike Gordon, Viperhouse + Strangefolk.