We're choosing keyboardist and composer Michael Whalen's synth-filled song "Flabbergasted" as our THURSDAY TRACK PICK this week.
The track features Snarky Puppy's Michael League on bass and legendary drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, alongside a heavy helping of Whalen's keyboards.
"'Flabbergasted' is a track that is born of my love of '70s funk music, Chick Corea and Weather Report," Whalen tells us. "The Rhodes piano is from Spectrasonics Keyscape, the synth lead is the Arturia Minimoog V controlled by an Arturia MatrixBrute, and the synth brass is from a Sequential Prophet-6 layered with a Yamaha Montage 8 and the Arturia Oberheim V. It’s fat!"
Whalen's new album Michael Whalen & The Fire Brigade is out now.