Tuesday, September 18, 2007
A COMPLETE SURPRISE FOR ME. ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED LESS KNOWN MUSICIANS TODAY. A MUST HAVE.
ALBUM`````````````M. BY THE GUY AT THE XCHNG
Here it goes: naive pop, parody post-rock, bubblegum pop, funk, trash, acoustic, Commodore 64, children's music, moog synthesizers, superfast -supercute beats with spacey effects, drill n' bass breaks, heavy electronics THAT ALL FIT INTO ONE 4 MIN SONG. And it sounds complete. It doesnt sounds like an experiment. Its like he was born with this ultra-music in his head.
This is a complete surprise to me. Enjoy this super-talented madman.
Ben Jacobs is notable for his musical schizophrenia, his back catalog for Warp and Domino a jumpy collision of found sounds, Squarepusher-type beat thrashes, and jaunty wrestling with "real" instrumentation. His second album for Domino sees Jacobs find his voice, no doubt back-flipping around the sound booth as he laid down lyrics to his funk-fueled spliced tape excursions. "MBGATE" is typical of the album -- a magically messed-up fusion of horn pushes, distorted songs, and general subverted pop craziness that does nothing but encourage the belief that if Prince hadn't burnt out in the early '90s, he'd have taken the name Max Tundra and hung out with a certain Guy Davie at a mastering house on North London's Randolph Street.