From: Walker, Radio Jazz (walker_at_radiojazz.dk)
Date: 2003-03-03 09:25:41
I received it some days ago along with some JCR and Sonar Kollektiv releases.
An overall judgement of FSOJ 9 is more future than jazz.
Their is clearly an emphasis on the electronic scene and as
(it sadly) states in the pressrelease ; "it leaves behind the Nujazz stuff".
Many of the tracks has a dark feeling to them with deep
filtered layers of heavy beats and bass . Sometimes it
gets too broken for my taste though :-)
Their are three tracks (of 12 on CD) with a touch of Sweden,
namely Season feat Ernesto, Stateless feat Bless and Hird feat
Talking of the latter, she wrote the lyrics for the included
track; "Keep you Kimi", which apparently was issued as
an instrumental track on the Nordic Lounge compilation.
It is hauntingly beatiful and though I agree with some of the
posts in the current discussion, regarding the absense of technical
maturity inYukumis singing, it is refreshing to come across
a voice that has more personality than perfectionism to it.
In the same vein is the track Anywhere Anyone by Dntel
that is a very slow cut and click like excursion into land
of minimalism. Topped off by Mia Doi Todds fragile
vocals. Not dancefloor material but truly beautiful.
On the more uplifting scale you will find Foremost Poets:
Open season. Great lyrics and as stated; Open season
sees Mr Dangerous open up his vocal chords to full
house effect with an effectious groove, backing harmonies,
trumpets and a spiritually uplifting track... "
Could be my favourite track on this release.
But as always with FSOJ there is a litle bit of
everything to suit the eclectic tastes of people
like us with an open attitude towards music :-)
Other stuff that I am digging at the moment:
Copenhagen - Rio Non stop. The cream
of Danish music with a brazilian flavour.
Uplifting, happy organic tracks that one
just dont find in the crates these days.
Playlist; 15 tracks from JCR.
The Jazzanova crew treats us to both old school
eastern european jazz and excursions into
So filled with good stuff it is incredible .
Micatone: Is you is on Sonarkollekiv.
I first came across Lisa Bassenge īs vocal
on the release Quiet Nights on Infracom.
On the Cuban tip , after I finally saw
Buena Vista social club, I dug into the CD
collection and came up with :
Cachaito ; Orlando Cachaito Lopez
Ruben Gonzales; Chanchullo
Ibrahim Ferrer ; Ferrer
If you look past the hype and just listen,
it is wonderful music displaying outstanding
musicianship which is very refreshing.
Kick Jazz , Cph
----- Original Message -----
From: "tahira" <tahiragruv_at_ig.com.br>
To: "Acid Jazz" <acid-jazz_at_ucsd.edu>
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 9:27 PM
Subject: [acid-jazz] fsoj 9
> hey !!!
> did someone get the future sound of jazz vol 9 ???? any comments ???
> see ya