Followers of producer Tom Tyler‘s musical career will find The Sitting Room a rare treat. Teaming up with DC Recordings‘ James Dyer, the album revolves around a core of samples built upon by organic layers of drums, tablas, double bass, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, organ, and guitar. The result is a peerless synergy between live musicianship and studio (in fact, “sitting room”) production that is contemporary while at times echoing the beauty of the past: Miles Davis‘ horn, the rhythms of Fela Kuti, the arrangements of Bernard Hermann‘s later soundtracks. From the bubbling “Camel Spit” to the immense Afro-disco wig out of “Giddy Up,” this is a captivating and satisfying album…and a hell of a journey.