general fuzz

Musing from a obsessive computer music composer with hippie-ish tendencies.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Sweet Review

I had a pleasant suprise waiting in my mailbox. AmbientMusicGuide.com did a review of "Messys' Pace":

GENERAL FUZZ
Messy's Place (www.generalfuzz.net)

This is beautiful, intricate, loose and funky. San Francisco producer James Kirsch aka General Fuzz has recorded a fantastic instrumental record of melodic breakbeat and loungey chill. The album's first half is mid-tempo grooves sitting around the 120bpm mark and they bare some similarity to the complex ambient breaks of Sasha's brilliant Airdrawndagger album. Except that General Fuzz always places his melodies way forward in the mix - he's not making club music after all, despite its progressive house lineage - so even at low volume these pieces work a treat. Kirsch's live organ, guitar and electric piano playing is truly funky at times and his layering is exquisite.

The second half is little less distinctive and detours into jazzy sax on "Liquid Jazz", smooching sunset atmospheres on "Lost" and "Bars Of Parmar", and swelling violin with electric piano and bubbly breaks on "Lido". Unbelievable that this album is downloading for free on his website. Someone give this man a contract. Rating: 4/5




Nice. Pat introduced me to Airdrawndagger a while back. It's an awesome album. Right now I'm LOVING BT's new album: The Binary Universe. Its his opus. Probably my top cd of the year.

Now send me a contract.

New CD = almost done.

4 Comments:

Blogger PVision said...

Nidu! 4 out of 5. Hotness.

2:53 PM  
Blogger MikeyLife said...

Ok, I got your contract RIGHT HERE (fist clenched in air).

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the new BT channel on Stage6:
http://stage6.divx.com/BT

It features an hour long video interview around This Binary Universe, and you can download Track 4, "1.618", in DivX HD with MP3 Surround.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Matty Boom Boom Bizzao said...

That's freaking awesome, my man.

9:37 AM  

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