[acid-jazz] Review :: Lonesome Echo Production (Ide Yasushi) - Silver Ocean

From: Wesley (wesleyc_at_cox.net)
Date: 2003-09-06 03:06:10

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    Review :: Lonesome Echo Production (Ide Yasushi) - Silver Ocean

    well, this is surprising. a little known Japanese release getting
    coverage in UK mainstream press. actually, you shouldn't actually be
    all that surprised, considering this Japanese release is all in English.
     cause if it was in Japanese, you know we'd be reading bout it
    elsewhere. oh well...
    note: Lonesome Echo Production (Ide Yasushi) has worked with Clementine
    (P5), Monday Michiru, etc. in the past.
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    source: DotMusic
    Lonesome Echo Production
    Released on Mon 8 Sep 2003
    Label : Disorient
    Review Rating 9/10
    L.E.P is the latest project from Japanese producer Yashushi Ide and his 
    partner Yoko Ota.
    Taking a broad sweep of influences, from house to hip hop and Philly 
    Soul, 'Silver Ocean' sees the duo collaborate with a cast of dance 
    celebrities to produce an almost brilliant album.
    The collaborations kick off with Byron Stingly, formerly of 10 City, 
    whose vocals match the slow burning, warm soul of 'Sweet Dream' 
    perfectly. Lilioana Chachian, of Da Lata fame, contributes the breezy 
    Latin house of 'No Colo Do Mer' and Osunlade contributes to an 
    appropriately deep, spiritual and tribal 'Soul Galactic'.
    An album high points come from 'Love', which features an awesome cast 
    lead New York jazz rap poet Apani, who delivers a Rucker/ Scott/ Bryant 
    style spoken word lyric. Saxophone comes from the legendary Pharoah 
    Saunders and equally seminal Lonnie Liston Smith.
    The next peak arrives quickly with 'Spirit of Drums', featuring Jamaican 
    dub poet Mutabarauka, which takes dancehall into deep house territory. 
    And Sara Divine delivers a reasonable version of Rose Royce's 'Wishing 
    On A Star', although Smith and Mighty still have the last word.
    So far so good, so why they had to almost go and ruin it all with a weak 
    version of Bill Withers' classic 'Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone' is 
    anyone's guess.
    Apart from that, this is certainly a contender.
    The Eclectic Sounds of Japan
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