Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Love Pussycats & Carwrecks
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
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This should be THE standard for electronicjazzsoundscapes
GianToed | San Francisco, California | 03/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this cd has inspired me. i bought a four track, a sh** load of used records, and (almost) a $ampler, so i could achieve something similar to funki porcini. the result...? pathetic. but this cd IS what to aspire to when thinking about the possibilities of the fusion of new technology with some mundane sounds (both musical, human, environmental, and those just made up by funki). this is by far the best that fp has dished out. "Let's See what Carmen Can Do" is a distant second, though still interesting. It's a little too conformist to the rest of the genre. As the title of "Carmen" suggests, it seems as though Funki Porcini is less centered on an individual artist, and more like Soul II Soul in that it's inconsistent enough in style to suggest the possibility of various artists that come in and go out under the guise of "Funki Porcini"... but that's just my theory. "Love, Pussycats & Carwrecks" is rich in texture and feels like the subconscious music of God. It leads you on a journey through moods and emotions and frames of mind; something to be listened to in its entirety as the context of the work as a whole affects one's perception of the individual pieces and, likewise, the possibility of transcending the reality you're in right now. You'll never hear anything quite like it. It is reminiscent of Miles Davis' classic "Kind of Blue" album in its quietness, subtleties, and its capacity for being a classic/standard.BUY IT. SUPPORT GREAT AND UNUSUAL MUSIC!ps. the only thing that may top this album, if not "an empty million pound" or whathaveyou, is if funki porcini combined talents w/ Paul D. Miller: DJ Spooky. That would be the best of both worlds!! a true dialectic of emotion and the cerebral!! GREAT ART!! well, one can only hope."
Daly Mavorneen | Los Angeles, CA | 02/20/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"How to explain this master jazzy sampler? His compositions are not provencial, they take you places far away! For instance, "Venus" is a juant through saturday-afternoon black and white science fiction films; "Carwreck" sounds, well, crunchy-metalic. A message-as-medium undercurrent clinks through "12 Points Off Your Licence" as a musician "plays" two vodka glasses! The last 8-minute perfomance peice, "Going Down" is definately reminiscent of the sounds and feelings of going down the drain, all muffled notes and gurgly ambience. FP has a lot of nerve (and humor) to throw hip-hop beats, electro, and cat-purr sounds all into one mix! Somehow, despite the diverse ingredients, he brews up an incredibly pure sound while adhering to his fun-first mantra. If you like the sampled ambience of the music of The Art Of Noise, The Future Sound of London, Laurie Anderson, or Yello, then you should DEFINATELY try Funki Porcini ....you'll like it!"