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conceptual drum and bass

Discussion in 'Jungle Room' started by terrawrist III, Dec 15, 2001.

  1. terrawrist III

    terrawrist III TRIBE Member

    i'm talkin' the klutes,jonny L's,panacea's,and the photeks...i love conceptual,album drum and bass!!

    I was realising this as I was listening to klute's devestating"fear of people" album.It's cool to listen to body rock and the nine,but really what is the use...for mixing,for floor purposes...many releases are not good at all for home-listening,and that's OK,but for effect i'll stick with drum and bass that I can listen to,want to dance,and just chill to!

    grab yourself a joint and a beer and just sit back and listen to makai's "slealth" album...this is the type of drum and bass that is well produced and can really influence a generation to get up and want to make music!

    no more gay-ass champion sound for me,i'm moving on!
  2. twist

    twist TRIBE Member

    photek has a dangerous tune on the tectonics pack... sick scratching over top of some twisted beats. Ming and FS make some pretty decent exp d+b. Does squarepusher count? Jonny L is sick.
  3. blueker

    blueker TRIBE Member

    Goldie always takes my mind off shit.

  4. Nebu kad

    Nebu kad TRIBE Member

  5. evil homer

    evil homer TRIBE Member

    Then listen to his second one

    (follow with the third if you're really into it, otherwise go back to the first again)
  6. Aphrodite

    Aphrodite TRIBE Member

    comma then space - not that hard

    I'll check out the tunes you're talking about!
  7. Nebu kad

    Nebu kad TRIBE Member

  8. Vise

    Vise TRIBE Member

    Be sure to check out Polar's recent LP 'Still Moving', especially the CD version. Album of the year for sure.
  9. evil homer

    evil homer TRIBE Member

    CD version of Plastic Surgery 2 was pretty sweet...not necessarily conceptual per se but it definitely was progressive (in the original meaning of the word)

    The Doc Scott mix accompanying Hidden Rooms 3 is similar (well, completely different in content but similar in terms of progression)

    Polar's white widow EP is pretty damn cool too although not DnB

    The Nookie LP is pretty sweet too
  10. terrawrist III

    terrawrist III TRIBE Member

    yeah,just read the Knowledge article on him and teebee...yeah,he's definetly one of the fast moving talents in breakbeat for sure,although you kinda have to warm up to his style.

    have yet to check the album though!
  11. Vise

    Vise TRIBE Member

    Agreed on the Doc Scott Hidden Rooms mix... one of my favourite mix CDs of the year.

    The Polar thing is called 'The White Chamber EP', and those tunes are also on the CD version of the album. Wicked stuff.

    As for the Nookie LP... to be honest, I found most of it to be pretty standard atmospheric stuff. But the last 2 tracks on the CD are both wicked, old school sounding Detroit techno. Very nice.
  12. Nebu kad

    Nebu kad TRIBE Member

  13. moff

    moff New Member

    what makes you say it's the "album of the year"....like in a technical sense, what does it for you about that record. it just interests me when people make statements like that because i want to know what it is (specifically) about that record that does it for you.

    personally, i respect the man as a producer, from an engineering standpoint, but i could care less for his compositional skills...*shrug*

    ps - i haven't heard the CD, so i'm referring to the 3 pack.
  14. Vise

    Vise TRIBE Member

    I thought it was the best artist album released this year, hence me calling it the album of the year. My opinion of course. [​IMG]

    The reasons are many, but a big part of it has to do with the deep techno/electro influence running throughout the LP... considering I was (and am) heavily into both Detroit and Warp stuff, it was a natural fit. As well, the emotion present in his music definitely appeals to me... I'd say the majority of Polar's tunes have the goal of making people think, instead of just brocking out like an idiot.

    I think this quote (from a recent Polar interview) partially sums up why his music appeals to me...

    Q: Do you feel people into drum & bass are finally opening up to more variables?

    A: I think most people are naturally open-minded about music and like a variety of styles. However, unfortunately in drum & bass we have this handicap called a "rewind". All the DJ’s want to play hard so they can get the rewinds, then off course the producers make all hard tracks so the DJ’s will play it. So we have all these producers putting all the focus on impact and making shit hard and nasty....so all we are left with is a style of "music" where most of it has almost no emotion at all. Look at the house scene for instance, I'm no big house fan, but people on the dancefloor are just loving a good groove and enjoying the music if it's hard and driving or soft and mellow. I mean I like hard tunes (just too bad there's only one good one that does not sound like everything else once a year). For me to enjoy myself on the dancefloor there needs to be variety, I can't listen to amens and distorted bass for 6 hours. I have to give props to the producers who invented what drum & bass is today, and still bring the goods every time, but what I really can't stand is all the copycats who try to imitate, and come up with this outrageous crap. I think that's when I lost alot of faith in drum & bass... when I realized that the kids were actually buying it. I predict my next one will be even more diverse.
  15. Nebu kad

    Nebu kad TRIBE Member

    and i fully agree. rewinds are so gay 95% of the time, especially when MC's successfully convince their mob that they want a rewind....oh gosh! don't get me started [​IMG]

  16. moff

    moff New Member

    O.K, that's all bollocks to me, but my momma always told me that if i don't have something nice to say, then don't say anything at all.

    except i'm on board for the no unnecessary rewinds bizz. that shit sucks, unless it's SO required.
  17. vox

    vox TRIBE Member

    panacea (despite being a portly german who looks like uter from the simpsons) makes me wet...mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm position chrome goodness.
  18. Nebu kad

    Nebu kad TRIBE Member

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