Released in 1976 on Arista Records, “Body English” followed the steps of the preceding amazing Fusion trilogy (“Fusion”, “Atma” and “Fusion III”) but at the same time it strayed away from it due to a softer tone in the compositions and the performances. Urbaniak’s sound is still present combining his electrified violin, Urszula Dudziak’s wide-range vocals effects and some elements of Eastern European music patterns and melodies. This is noticeable on tracks like “New York Polka” and “Sevenish”. Urbaniak complements this sound by using the lyricon (wind synthesizer) as the main performer instead of the violin on a few tracks (there’s even a track entitled “Lyricon”) and synthesizers and synthesizer solos are featured throughout. The funk factor provided by a great cast of New York musicians has softened up slightly. Personnel are: Michal Urbaniak on violin, violin synthetizers, lyricon, farfisa organ and polymoog, Urszula Dudziak on vocal, percussion and synthesizer, Harold Ivory Williams on keyboards, Basil Farrington on bass, Joe Caro on guitar, Steve Jordan on drums, Bernard Kafka on voice and Earl Crusher Bennet on percussion.
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