This week was torture. So much half assed music in this bunch. I have 2 joints …
Robert Francis, "Some Things Never Change"
We found ourselves trudging mentally through what seemed like an endless swamp of uninspired music this week. What a welcome break from the lame when this track came on! We were instantly thrust into a Corona commercial and challenged to find our beach. Well, it didn't take us long to find one and while we admittedly had a Heineken instead, the sentiment was the same. This cut makes us feel all summer music festival inside. The folk vocal styling and guitar are layered on top of a Reggae drum pattern that just feels great. Robert Francis' quiet melodies are beautiful and true; opening up to a robust falsetto at the bridge. Indeed, some things never change. Good music is still good music.
Melo-X, "The Dark Joker"
"The Dark Joker" is geek du jour. Melo-X's mastery of the MPC is flat out awe inspiring. His ability to affect sounds and rhythmic patterns with this machine seem limitless.
Listening to this instrumental develop is having a wide awake dream. As you listen to shapes and colors change, the experience becomes therapeutic. One becomes lost in the pan and stereo effects until the drum and synth break that crescendos at the 3 minute mark. Then it's totally euphoric. The rise and fall of that section is just … stupid. You'll be playing this one back to back we assume.
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