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Smoke N Function
Smoke N' Function
Smoke N Function
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
 
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The recording's title is a lot like the music: a little left-of-center, maybe a bit spaced, oddly promising. If the idea of some head-nodding acid-jazz colored with splashes of smooth-jazz sensuality and easy-going pop sou...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Smoke N' Function
Title: Smoke N Function
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Release Date: 2/16/1999
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
Style: Electronica
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075679282125

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The recording's title is a lot like the music: a little left-of-center, maybe a bit spaced, oddly promising. If the idea of some head-nodding acid-jazz colored with splashes of smooth-jazz sensuality and easy-going pop sounds appealing, find a place in the relaxed, informal conga line being led by Phoenix-based saxophonist Cliff Sarde and shuffle along. A modest but mostly enjoyable affair, Smoke 'n Function is a one-man, all-instrumental production (primarily keyboards, MIDI loops, sax, samples) that politely ruffles its easy-listening ambiance with subtle grooves and brief incantations from Zuni, Navajo, and Tibetan voices. You can catch traces of influences from 3rd Force (the clipped beats of "Smokee") to Fleetwood Mac (the laconic, romantic "Mikaela's Song") throughout the disc, and while tempos shift from track to track (say, from the quick-paced piping on "Native Groove" into the sultry pulse of "Seven-Thirty"), somehow the mood remains attractively unified. Above-average background music. --Terry Wood

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Unique twist on Jazz
Nancy E Carlson | USA | 05/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I found this CD at a listening station in Barnes and Nobles and was thrilled when I played the different tracks - all songs are unique, cool, and relazing. Wow! This is difinitely different from anything I've ever heard! Can't wait for many more CDs from this group!"
Very different and easy to listen to.
Nancy E Carlson | 04/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love music as long as it is done "right" and This album is "right". It's funky and down to earth. Very unique. I hear it differently each time I listen to it. I wish I could find it on cassette."