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Martian Arts
Martian Arts
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
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All Artists: Jimpster
Title: Martian Arts
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Instinct Records
Release Date: 6/10/1997
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Styles: Electronica, Trip-Hop, IDM, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 720841600923, 0823670027036

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Hooked from the start, the future of electronica!
B. Goodwin | Los Angeles, CA | 05/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD has it all. Good, bad, and romantic moods happen with this disc. The track Quarteralist just gives me goose bumps every time I hear it. Try listening to that track on an empty freeway at about 2am and you will see exactly what I am talking about. I purchased all of the other titles. Messages from the Hub is also very good, and his new one Domestic Science is really good also, but more on the jazzy side with more vocals, etc."
Future jazz! | Monterrey, Nuevo León Mexico | 07/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This cd is really good! .... it combines exotic chord progressions, breakbeats.. quartalist, martin arts and topics on groove are my favorites... You can hear this cd several this and it won't disappoint you... Just take a relax to hear it! ..."
A refreshing but somewhat flawed take on jungle | 12/26/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Jimpster's "Martian Arts"reduces jazz to a simple poppy formula even as it brings jungle to new heights. It's a good debut (I'd give it 3.5 stars, actually), but it's not without its flaws. That doesn't mean you shouldn't buy it, especially if you think the only d'n'b innovator left standing is Roni Size. Jimpster (AKA Jamie Odell & an assorted cast of musicians) melds smooth jazz and late-night funk with jungle riddims. The title track's a great opener, and the last four tracks are perfect. Released in 1997, there's no excuse for the repetitiveness of most of the album. Odell hasn't, at this point, mastered the art of programming fills and breaks to make things feel more organic (check out "Messages From The Hub" for that--pure slickness!). But, hey, I've always returned to this CD whenever I needed something to zone out to. "Martian Arts" is probably one of the most accessible jungle discs I've ever heard. Where many jungle DJs have a problem crafting tunes to fit the CD format, Jimpster's songs have no problem fitting the mold. Still, if you're looking for ground-breaking greatness, check out "Messages." Whichever way you cut it, "Martian Arts" is a nice, refreshing take on an artform that still has a lot of growing to do."