Comfort Is So Rare
With Comfort is so Rare Anthony Robustelli creates an intelligent amalgamation of hearty musical genres which include soul, R&B, rock, funk and hip hop -- all deftly perched atop a strong foundation of jazz. While musical influences such as Steely Dan and Earth, Wind and Fire are subtly apparent throughout, the instrumentation, arrangement and complexity of this record go far beyond a punchy horn section and funky bass line. With this effort Anthony Robustelli succeeds where contemporaries such as Jamiroquai and D'Angelo fall short. Comfort is so Rare is an extraordinary blend of head-bobbing, soulful tunes and thought provoking, oftentimes biting, lyrics that paint shades of Elvis Costello. From the smooth, melodic flow of 'After This Night' to the driving bass and swift movement of 'Queen of the Screen' to the deep house groove of 'Step Inside' Comfort is so Rare is exceptional indeed.