From: David Bassin (bassyd_at_pacbell.net)
Date: 2003-07-08 09:30:32
Just returned from a screening of Pirates Of The Caribbean and much to my surprise, it didn't suck!
Johnny Depp is a curiously wacky pirate and Geoffrey Rush is delightfully crusty and um.....dead. It was a fun ride, but a long one, so reviews are not happening this week.
On tap for this evening are a number of wonderful new singles, not the least of which is Kraftwerk's "Tour De France 03" that really sounds nothing like the original, but is instantly recognizable as a Kraftwerk song....word has it they'll be a new album before too long.....there's also four tracks of goodness from Fort Knox Five (aka Thunderball), a two-sided hit from France, courtesy of Lakasha who have the good taste to sample Nana Mouskouri for the B.....a Wagon Cookin' remix of Colorblind's "Novo Dia" and new mixes of Agent K's "Rideaway Getaway" from DJ Spinna and Blaze.
On the album front, there's Teak All Eye from Washington's T.Kolai, Jibberish - the debut full length from Harco Pront that clocks in with a staggering 33 tracks....this one definitely demands repeated listenings.....Organic Grooves steps up with Force Of Gravity...never mind Project Greenlight, because Si Begg gets the Director's Cut.....there's some beautiful Brazilian sounds from Cibelle that's romantically danceable and I'm really loving The Stix from Jaga Jazzist (but is it pronounced the way I think it is?)...
All in all, plenty of new bizness - I hope you'll tune in!
Ciao for now,
If you'd like to submit music for consideration on FreeFall, the mailing address is:
David Bassin / FreeFall
111 Laidley St.
San Francisco, CA 94131
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FreeFall 153: 7.1.03
Laird & John Pickett - Ohhhh Ma Ma Ma - United Nations Of Future Music Vol. 1 (Om)
Jan Jelinek - Fatback's Wicky Wacky - Staedtizism 4 (~scape)
Max Sedgley - Happy - EP (Irma)
Yakoto - Heaven & Earth - EP (Delsin)
Susumu Yakota - Golden Mountain - Overhead (Play)
Gary Bartz - Carnaval De L'Esprit - Music Is My Sanctuary (Blue Note)
Seikou Nagaoka - Speed Of Love - A Night Out In London (Aosis)
Roy Hargrove w/Erykah Badu & Common - Poetry - Hard Groove (Verve)
Madlib - Slim's Return - Shades Of Blue (Blue Note)
Antibalas - N.E.S.T.A. - Talkatif (Ninja Tune)
Bob Holroyd - Rafiki (Rise Ashen Future-Tribal Mix) - Traveler '03 (Six Degrees)
Megablast - Something's Gonna Get Me Started - Creation (Stereo Deluxe)
Amp Fiddler - Love & War (Version) - Love & War EP (Genuine)
Akufen - Tournee #1 - Hawaiian Vodka Party (Risque)
The Orb - From A Distance - Bicycles & Tricycles (V2)
Micatone - I'm Leaving Anyway - Is You Is (Sonar Kollektiv)
The Rebirth - This Journey In - EP (Kajmere)
Mystery School Ensemble - Transitions - Esoteric Sound Vol. 2 (Artifact white)
Modaji - Live Wire - 12" (Super 8)
UNKLE - What Are You To Me - Never Never Land (MoWax / Island)
Nitin Sawhney - Raag - Human (V2)
Chubby Digits - Spanish Harry's Old School Party - The 45's (Puma Strut)
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