Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Pleasure of Leisure
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
The Alien in question is an Englishman named Alistair Johnson. Alien engages in otherworldly drum & bass antics, relentless breakbeat sound collages, subterranean acid jazz, and exotic space stylings. On an extremely well-... more »
The Alien in question is an Englishman named Alistair Johnson. Alien engages in otherworldly drum & bass antics, relentless breakbeat sound collages, subterranean acid jazz, and exotic space stylings. On an extremely well-produced disc, Johnson performs all of the music except for a single saxophone exposition by Craig Mumford and some slide guitar by Miss Olga Brooks. Reminiscent of Alex Patterson's work with the Orb, Alien takes the listener on a percussive ride straight to the heart of modern British techno-psychedelia that holds up well under repeated listenings. With bubbling synthesizers, subliminal drum programs, and acrobatic rhythm discourses, Johnson shows off his fertile, futuristic imagination on this entertaining release. --Mitch Myers
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Ambient drum n bass. No chick singers.
M. DEIBERT | Bethlehem , PA United States | 01/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A really great record made in a time when drum n bass was hip. Not IDM but also not pure dance music. Tracks like Everything I Never Said, Blind Summit, Time Timed, The Pleasure Of Leisure (very Squarepusher-esque)and Slow Fader (with a nice repeating sax line), have drum n bass feels (more ambient drum n bass, mid tempo stuff, with synthetic drum beats rather than breaks from old R&B records), yet tracks like Honeycreeper, A Killer In The Family and A Mans Eye has a more ambient feel (the later reminding me a bit of Ricahrd D. James), Progress is Progress is more of a down tempo piece (in the vein of Amon Tobin). No chicks singing on this album (which is good to know prior to buying any drum n bass album because that singing ruins ALL drum n bass) and nice production make The Pleasure of Leisure a solid disc for fans of electronic music, drum n bass, or those just looking for intriguing background music to cook to. And at a used price starting at 1 cent there is no reason why you shouldn't have it."
The Pleasure of Leisure - Alien .. Good stuff!!!
Michael Janitch | St. louis missouri | 08/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To sum it up, this album personifies the essence of Ambient Drum & Bass. Having first heard this album while online, when I first heard it while surfing, I found that some of the songs made me feel weird.... of course I was entranced in front of my computer ;^) Furthermore- let it be written- that this album is a real bargain at whatever price this site is asking for it. You'd be lucky to find it at a local record store."