Label: Thrill Jockey - THRILL080 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Electronic, Jazz • Style: Future Jazz, Experimental, Fusion
Ever consider that there might a few too many bands inspired by Tortoise? Isotope is here to make sure you do, with every electronic shimmy up their post-rock, jazz-funk pole.
At least it's easy to applaud the effort. In the same year America celebrated the likes of a Debbie Gibson silicon-enhanced replica or literally any number of jock rockers, there's something to be said for trying to update the self-important club of jazz in a restorative context. It just too often sounds like the band members are playing in different studios. The awful "Moot Ang" tries to locate that thin line between impromptu Arkestra -like passion and childish interpretations of a PBS Moot Ang - Isotope 217 - Who Stole The I Walkman?
special. Somewhere else the brief "Kidtronix" manages to show an immense wealth of ridiculousness even as it implodes in on its own instruments in less than two minutes. If the band stopped trying to be sophisticated and just became sophisticated, they would cope better. As in Steadfast - Sixfeetdeep* - The Road Less Traveled Bass" or "Space Kirkits," for instance, the mixture of ambient dub pneumatics and obscure melody is enchanting.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Moot Ang - Isotope 217 - Who Stole The I Walkman? In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date August 8, Track Listing.
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Yippikayeah - Bulldozer - A State Of Mind, Knockdown Dragout - Striking Distance - March To Your Grave, Angel - The Idea Of North - Anthology, Pianoconcerto No. 16 In D, KV 451 - Mozart*, Alfred Brendel, Sir Neville Marriner - Pianoconcertos N