The Olympians - Midnight Movement / Stand Tall
Released for the first time together on 45, these two tracks were originally released as separate limited pressings on the now defunct label Truth & Soul Records. Recorded in producer Toby Paznerʼs Bedroom on a Tascam 388, these tracks paint a vivid picture of the early development of the sound that has become synonymous with The Olympians: heavy drums, lush strings, and layered horns, all woven together by a group of New York's most sought after studio musicians and Paznerʼs production. "Midnight Movement" is a moody, psychedelic shuffle, reminiscent of an acid trip gone incredibly well! Backwards guitars, vibes, and tremolo strings are there to help you through the journey. You'll have no problem spinning this one till the ride's over. The B side, "Stand Tall," floats along with bass, drums, keyboards and vibes by Pazner while melodic horns by Leon Michels (Lee Fields & the Expressions, El Michels Affair) and Michael Leonhart punctuate over wah-wah guitar.