Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Cooking With Lasers
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop
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Paul Lucie | Brooklyn, NY USA | 04/10/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Perhaps the most fearful aspect of the music industry if you are a musician in a band is the sophomore slump. The most difficult part, however, is establishing credibility as a band on your debut album. There is a plethora of ways to do that. Of course the quality of the musical content is the most vital part, but a catchy name that people (at least those of us who have seen "Beetlejuice") can associate with doesn't hurt either. The Baldwin Brothers " Cooking with Lasers" validates those points. The quartet takes on an ambiguous role as songwriters. Although, the renaissance of electronic music in pop culture has been overwhelming in the past decade, few bands have been able to grasp the art of songwriting to complement their music. The Baldwin Brothers have done just that. By combining elements of house, funk, pop, chill-out and do I dare say jazz, The Baldwin Brothers have created an album that gets better track by track. Fortunately for The Baldwin Brothers, they have had the opportunity to be able to incorporate other musicians and instrumentations into their project and have taken the time to produce an album that caters not only to their needs, but most importantly the listeners needs. Not only will "Cooking with Lasers" affect your chromosomes, it will have your feet tapping and head bobbing the whole way through."
Darrell L. Lee | Jackson, MS | 07/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"That basically sums up this very impressive debut from The Baldwin Brothers (No, not those Baldwin Brothers...). Cookin' with Lasers is so funky that you'll have to air out your house, apartment, office or car after you play it--and I mean that literally! Reminiscent of acts such as Prince and the Revolution, George Clinton, Jamiroquai and 45 Dip, The Baldwin Brothers really deliver the dam to the river when it comes to acid jazz--that is, if you can even begin to put them in that category. Indeed, these very, very ecclectic and talented guys' unique style encompasses neo-swang (track 2 & 14), acid-rock (track 1 & 4), organic-gararge-funk (tracks 7 & 9), bossa-space-lounge (track 5 & 11), 80s retro-pop (track 8 & 12), and very cheesy popcorn-rap (tracks 3 & 10). The reviews on Cookin' with Lasers have been mixed, but all in all, it is a very daring and adventurous CD from a group of guys who obviously aren't afraid to mix various genres of music with an uncanny finesse that I have yet to see done with any of those other acid-lounge acts."
R. Treynor | 04/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have heard these guys play live in Chicago several times and always have a great time. I must admit that I was a little fearful that, like many good bands, the studio recording would not capture the energy and excitement that they generate on stage. After hearing Cooking With Lasers, I can't believe I ever doubted the Brothers - it is simply an amazing record! It is apparent that they went to great lengths to create a unique, original recording that goes above and beyond what they are able to accomplish live. Thank you!"