Saturday, January 24, 2009

AS ONE “So Far (So Good)…Twelve Years Of Electronic Soul”

“So Far (So Good)…Twelve Years Of Electronic Soul”

It’s really no wonder why certain names pop up when the tags of “eclectic” or “jazzotronica” are being discussed. Kirk DeGiorgio’s As One or Matt Chicoine’s Recloose being two of them. Sure, the list is long. But then the excitement and this golden “love in the music” feel can’t easily be beaten when it comes to As One’s unique blend of quality techno and jazz/soul .Some said that DeGiorgio is the reverse edition of pioneer jazzist Herbie Hancock. Well why not ,when all this soul soothing , heart feeding music comes in classy style with moogs and 808’s kissing the fender Rhodes smoothness on some starry rooftop .Or the beat that comes alive by soulful vocals (by guest ,Jinandu).

Here comes a two CD pack of a lovely catch up with a so impact -flexible artist and an appreciation range that could extend from Basic Channel up to Leo Records. Club- friendly? Maybe . But still extremely classy to be tagged as “plastic”. American label Ubiguity packs a mouthful of expensive listening beginning from 1992’s “Art 1” and reachimg out to 2001’s “21st century soul” lp’s. This.You.Will.Love.

Tsamashi Toyo 2004

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