Chivo Funge And The Extensions - Blind Energy album review
Snoozy jazz rock construction fails to build
Chivo Funge, the alter ego of guitarist Trevor Warren, serves a smooth, world music-flavoured brew of jazz-tinged soft rock songs, supported by a cast that includes Steven Wilson sidemen, drummer Nic France and saxophonist Theo Travis. A languid production ensures that a fairly subdued mood is maintained across the album. With only a few dynamic peaks and troughs, the modal moods, coated with a prevailing late-night ambience, are pleasant but undemanding.