Κυριακή, 7 Μαΐου 2006

άμον-κόντακτ

"If you wanted to get deep about Los Angeles duo Ammoncontact, well, hell, you could. You could place them in the underground music tradition of the city that goes back to the sixties and the likes of the Watts Prophets and Horace Tapscott’s Arkestra. You could nod to the LA Underground scene of the late eighties and early nineties that bloomed around the Good Life and Project Blowed sessions, inspired by the Freestyle Fellowship and spawning, amongst others, the Pharcyde and Jurassic 5. You can also place them as part of a flourishing current scene involving Build An Ark, Dwight Trible, Sa-Ra, Daedelus and Madlib. But if you get into these things too deep, then you’re in danger of losing sight of the fact that Ammoncontact just make superb, minimal, atmospheric, predominantly instrumental, predominantly hip hop-based music. And, when all’s said and done, that’s what counts – that the neck snaps, that the bass warms your sternum, that it stands as music, not an exercise in influences. Close friends since high school, Carlos Niρo and Fabian Ammon have put out some of the funkiest sample based/live instrumentation beat hybrids of the last couple of years. They’ve released music through a whole boutique of cool labels including Eastern Developments, Soul Jazz and Plug Research. They have appeared on compilations alongisde the likes of DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist and King Britt". To καινούργιο [δεύτερο] άλμπουμ τους στη Ninja Tunes είναι εξαιρετικό, ίσως η πιο ενδιαφέρουσα κυκλοφορία της Ninja Tunes τελευταία, μου θύμισε Nightmares On Wax, Arrested Development, παλιό καλό hip hop -είναι κι αυτό το κομμάτι-ύμνος στα παιδιά της Γης, Earth Children, που "δανείζεται" τη μελωδία του summertime, ένα τραγούδι υπέροχο, όλη μέρα στο repeat...

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ΕΠΙΤΕΛΟΥΣ ...καιρος ηταν να μας βαζεις τα τραγουδια για να μπορουμε να τα κατεβαζουμε.Σ'ευχαριστουμε απο καρδιας ..ω αγαπημενο μας και περσοναλ soulseek!
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