There is something simultaneously both brand-new and retro about 'All News Is Good News’ - the debut album from Melbourne's instrumental soul group Surprise Chef. It sounds like something dreamt up by lo-fi cousins of David Axelrod and Janko Nilovic, with dramatic Library-music-esque cinematic arrangements echoing both light and dark, delving into moments of dissonance and positivity. There is a meticulous education of 1970’s soul on display that touches on the legacies of the great composer / producers, yet at the same time, this is a truly contemporary record that could have only been made now.
This film explores the making of 'All News Is Good News' and delves into the world of Surprise Chef and their College Of Knowledge stable.
Video by Joli.vision
Camera Assistant: Magnus Muir
Additional footage: Rhys Newling
'All News Is Good News' released on Mr Bongo on July 10th 2020.