terça-feira, 4 de março de 2008

Fun-Tourist - Who Needs Alice Anyways

Uma das ultimas releases da netlabel Milk, antes desta fechar as portas de vez no ano de 2000 com uma futil e ignóbil promesa de retorno sob diferente nome e umas quantas edições fisicas, foi um tema single de um Filandês de seu nome artistico Fun-Tourist. O tema de 8:44 chega a ser um hino anti electronica comercial feita às colheradas. Evolui dum pacato beat riff meio samplado da então popular, e diga-se de passagem acusada justamente de ter reaproveitado sem autorização umas tracks de um musico da scene, artista Holandesa? Alice Deejay. Reaproveitado incessantemente as re-evoluções do som e elevando todo o tema a uma experiência transcendental segundo a boa escola do IDM Squarepusher'iano que pulpitava excitantemente por esses anos. Mais palavras para que, fica aqui a review de apresentação original e um link para o download:

"Who needs alice anyway?" is a marvellous track that adds iem-flavors to something that's a little like top-of-the-pops-trance basis. This is Fun-Tourist's second milk-single following partly the same path as Face On/Take One (which has gained quite amounts of radio playing here in Finland by the way): both the melody and drums are on the same line competing to take over the tune. The first three minutes are totally built on playing with beats and loops. I think there's even a loop sampled from Alice Deejay along the vocoder-lines and Kraftwerk-like sequences. Fun-Tourist is a magnificent composer even seeing from the musically traditional point of view. In this genre of music (though I feel awkward when I say the word "genre") the rhythmitechnical side (the twisted beat experiments and tempo trickery explorations, you know what i'm talking about) often takes larger part of the tune leaving the melodic part more on the background. This isn't the case on Fun-Tourist's tunes despite the fact that the wicked beats and rhythmic effects are a major content in them - especially in the 3-minute intro of "Who needs alice anyway?". This tune is definitely composed with a smile on the face as after the intro of crazy re-triggering of drum loops with varying effects on them the tempo rises and a whole other tune merges from this: an ultimate rave track. Or that's what i thought to myself when I first heard this tune at the Koneisto-festival last summer. I've never got myself that swetty raving to a tune. Anyway, after the rave part the tune gets all wicked and twisted again as the drums eat themself with the rhythmic trickery and some melodies stay to play fading the track away. A magnificent, hardly categorisable track both for party and listening.
[95%]
-S.Louhela

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3 comentários:

Work Buy Consume Die disse...

Este post impunha-se! ;)
Já saquei, só falta saber gravar o CD com as músicas em FLAC e todas juntas sem espaços pelo meio...

ps disse...

cá para mim enganaste-te no post em que deixaste o comentário, não? é só uma musica..

Ogata T3tsuo disse...

Só pode estar confundido o rapaz...