How about that. Granted, these six German producers have been cutting their teeth on soul music Elisabeth Chojnacka Clavecin DAujourdhui its offshoots with a baker's dozen of tasteful mixes, so the direction they've taken on their newest batch of own-productions isn't completely surprising.
And yet, Of All the Things doesn't seem at first blush like the whiz-bang showstopper that people were prepared for. That's because In Between was borderline-perfect, a cosmic trip through some of the classiest electronic jazz ever committed to disc, and likeminded musicians followed in Jazzanova's footsteps as if they were the pied piper.
But it's also because -- and this is the key distinction between the two records -- In Between pointed the way to the future of electronic listening music, while Of All the Things concerns itself almost solely with the past. Jazzanova are, in fact, in love with the past, and as we well know, love can shoot people's attention and commitment up to stratospheric levels.
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But if Jazzanova had to 86 the maddening beatwork in order Jazzanova Of All The Things give the more melodic components the floor, so be it. Of All the Things is a rich, bafflingly mellifluous listen, the lines of instrumentation mixed so perfectly that you'll wonder if there's an electronic producer's hall of fame that Jazzanova could be inducted into somewhere. To use "What Do You Want? Various Library Of Sound Grooves Erotic Vibrations Bossa Moods From The Italian Cinema 1966 1973 are about 15 different things going on in "What Do You Want?
So, sorry; there just isn't any room for In Between 's beat bonanza around these parts. Of all the singers and collaborators they could have chosen to work with, Jazzanova Of All The Things selected those who align with the songs based on feel alone, regardless of star power or even artistic merit.
No will. Phonte of the Foreign Exchange lends his pipes to both "Look What You're Doin' to Me" as a singer and "So Far from Home" as a rapper ; he's not the most acrobatic of vocalists, but he understands what the songs require of him and fits inside the music like a hand into a glove.
Thief's Sascha Gottschalk, with his earthy tenor, couldn't have been a better choice for the jaunty violin piece "Lie" that plays -- at least instrumentally -- like an alternate version of "Eleanor Rigby".
Newcomer Paul Randolph takes the prize with the two best cuts here, lending Ron Kuivila Nicolas Collins Going Out With Slow Smoke dexterous, rangy croon to the feel-good funk party "Let Me Show Ya" and the exploded elevator bossa of "Lucky Girl". And Jazzanova Of All The Things "Rockin' You Eternally", featuring Dwele and vintage Motown singer Leon Ware, isn't the most stunning moment on Wild Fire Try Making Love disc, it's possibly the sweetest: Ware and Dwele perform a call-and-response duet over the music that one pioneered and the other salvaged -- old and new, past and present, walking side-by-side.
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Not since Stereolab's Emperor Tomato Ketchup in has a pop record thrown so much at the wall while sounding so divinely simple. How strange that Jazzanova's latest appears so underwhelming on paper: a retro soul album of modest length, without complicated rhythms, big stars, or signposts that point Jazzanova Of All The Things where electronica is ultimately headed. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic.
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Originally released in on Universal, it now gets a luxurious reissue on Sonar Kollektiv as a 3LP with pop-up gatefold cover including previously unreleased instrumentals. This format corresponds perfectly with the elegant opulence of the music that shines even brighter eleven years after its initial release. At no time is it unclear that this album is a deep bow to soul from the s and 70s as well as genres like jazz, brazil and pop music in the vein of the early Beatles.
Along these lines, 'Of All The Things' is meant to be perceived as a tribute Jazzanova Of All The Things the music that Jazzanova has been honoring affectionately in their DJ sets and which has always had a decisive influence on Jazzanova Of All The Things own productions.
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