Trip-hop Reviews

Frenic – Monomyth: Separation

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It is a shame to have missed the latest from Bristol-based, trip hop producer Frenic when it was actually released, but I’m pleased to have found it, if a year late. Monomyth: Separation, as described by the artist, is the result of inspiration he had while performing in Greece. So inspired, he dug into the...+

Zebra – North

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Sometimes it’s a good thing when your expectations are unmet. I went to the Paproota.org Dub Netlabel site looking to groove to some traditional reggae beats; instead, I encountered the cool electronic sounds of Zebra. After I got past my initial “this isn’t at all what I was anticipating” reaction, I quite enjoyed what I...+

You’ve Heard It All Before – Jazzyspoon

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Many words come to mind when I try to describe Jazzyspoon’s latest release You’ve Heard It All Before. And my instinct is to stay away from all the genre words. My hesitancy comes simultaneously from my dislike of the recent genre/sub genre frenzy and my desire to write something that does this album justice. I...+

Aaron Smith

Sickmind193 – The Story Begins (EP)

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If you don’t mind a little gloom in your jazz, have I got an album for you. A Greek producer who calls himself Sickmind193 released a 6-track EP on Dusted Wax several months ago called The Story Begins. It’s downtempo, introspective, and melancholy. The formula seems straight-forward enough with its solid beats and strong bass,...+