The 2nd album by the German-based band, The Whitest BoyÂ Alive,Â led by Kings of Convenience’s Erlend Ã˜ye is the perfect example of how minimalism can add more to music.
On the surface, Rules is a loungy light electro funk album with jazzy hooks that could’ve come from Jamiroquai. But underneath the groovy basslines and delicate keyboards are introspective lyrics that flow as smoothly as the music. Rules is a chill out album with a difference. Bookish and danceable at the same time, this could be what Barry White would’ve sounded like if he were… well, white.