Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop
Named for a Robert Crumb character, Wagon Christ is a combo of crackpot British tinkerer and ingenious sound sculptor, a jungle and trip-hop outcast jamming with a juvenile, sex-crazed clown. Pals with fellow lunatics Aphe... more »
Named for a Robert Crumb character, Wagon Christ is a combo of crackpot British tinkerer and ingenious sound sculptor, a jungle and trip-hop outcast jamming with a juvenile, sex-crazed clown. Pals with fellow lunatics Aphex Twin (Richard James) and Squarepusher (Tom Jenkinson), Wagon Christ (Luke Vibert) is nobody's sampling fool. Rather than use the "Apache" or "Amen" loop for the zillionth time, he creates stuttering beats and surreal string arrangements from dilapidated funk and '60s orchestral honchos Arthur Lyman and Serge Gainsbourg. Tally Ho! could be heard as an orchestral-jungle joke, but deeper listening reveals more than jungle's tired dance-floor demeanor. Christ weaves friendly organs, harrumphing Humpty Dumptys, balmy strings, Mad Max techno, and horror-movie samples together like Lawrence Welk dropping acid with Flavor Flav. "Memory Towel" recalls a Disneyesque nightmare, "Lovely" combines cooing Caribbean females with rubbery, roller-rink ska, "Juicy Luke Vibert" lampoons a lurid sex act for one. Tally Ho!--better to fungle in the jungle than dance with the dead. --Ken Micallef
Darrell L. Lee | Jackson, MS | 12/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Luke Vibert a/k/a Wagon Christ has compiled a CD of utter brilliance and sheer genius! Not your typical hum-drum and bass or electronica for that matter, Wagon Christ takes songs and "mangles" them into beautiful-funky soundtracks, just like mix-master-phenom Amon Tobin would do it. In fact, some of the breaks and samples on "Tally Ho!" are quite reminiscent of Tobin's work only with a more fun, carefree, "vibrant" aura to them. Wagon Christ had to grow on me, and once it finally did, I could write an impartial review. This is a great CD for you electro heads and should satisfy you until the next big thing comes along!"
Just a Masterpiece
eduardo santalena | Brazil | 10/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"..this album have an special self feeling thats not easy to find out there and thats maybe why not everybody thakes it as an master piece; its hard to indicate some highlight song because every song sounds better than another ...strong melodies, well constructed beats and sounds ,60s orchestrations..realy a nice one.."