Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Medeski Martin & Wood, Billy Martin, Chris Wood|
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock
While it's fairly standard practice to follow up a popular album with an EP of remixes, it's not something that happens every day in the jazz world. Then again, Medeski Martin & Wood are not an average jazz band. With the ... more »
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While it's fairly standard practice to follow up a popular album with an EP of remixes, it's not something that happens every day in the jazz world. Then again, Medeski Martin & Wood are not an average jazz band. With the addition of DJ Logic for the Combustication album, MMW pushed their sound further outside the realm of jazz music, and this remix project confirms what we knew all along: MMW are headed even further out and they probably won't be coming back anytime soon. Best to stop worrying about what to call their music (avant jazz space funk?) and just dig it. The Combustication Remix EP is heavy on the beats and, thanks to the likes of The Automator, Guru, and Yuka Honda, heavily influenced by hip-hop beats. The best (and oddest) remix on the EP, however, doesn't come from a hip-hop big shot, but rather the king of space funk himself, Bill Laswell, who squeezes "Satan's Church of Hypnotized Logic" for all it's worth while still keeping the track's crucial icy-hot keyboard riff intact. --S. Duda
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Essetnial if you plan on living on planet earth any further
johnston193 | Ostrander, OH United States | 07/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't think there is an album out there that is reflective of the hip-hop, dance/club, and jazz culure. Oh wait! Yea there is. It's the Combustication remix EP. If you want to spend a mello evening with your girlfriend and listen to some music, just pop this title in. What will end up happenning is she will leave because your too into the music and thus too complex. But you'll be okay with that because you'll have a cutting edge collection of Medeski, Martin, and Woods Music that grooves hard. So keep an eye on it so your friends don't take it."
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Jeremy Christensen | UT USA | 04/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"as a huge fan of the combustication lp i was interested in hearing the remix ep. my only regret is that there aren't more tracks on it. all six tracks are good, but a couple stand out more than others. tracks three and five maintain more of the mmw groove while still exploring new twists in the songs presented. the ep presents a much stronger hip hop/trip hop feel than the combustication album, and as a result is a testament to the versatility of mmw's music."
Jeremy Christensen | 04/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great remixes by Dr. Octagon's Automator and Guru from Gang Starr. Solid EP. Any fan of hip hop and jazz needz to get this mugg."