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Los Angeles ~ Flying Lotus
Los Angeles ~ Flying Lotus
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Quite simply stunning! Dark, mysterious, twisted, deeply bass thumping, completely and utterly mystically original. What is it about Flying Lotus's sound that really puts the hook in me? His music is the equivalent of a nightmarish psychedelic trip through the London Underground. You are rocked, jolted, rattled and blinded by the complete miasma of sound, noise and off-kilter subterranean bass rhythms. `Los Angeles', Flying Lotus's second long player, is an intricately produced, detailed composition. It is the experimental and maturing sound of black America embracing electronic music, a peculiar brew of thundering Hip Hop beats, Jazz and the blues. In this age of lap top musicians and MP3… Read more
The Understanding ~ Royksopp
The Understanding ~ Royksopp
1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sadly, not great!, 6 July 2005
Like everyone else, I was eagerly awaiting the a second Royksopp Album due to the fact that their debut was so gracefully simple yet brilliant. I'm afraid to say the second album disappoints. It contains one or two excellent tracks which fit snugly into the Royskopp niche but the other efforts are just plain boring. Royksopp's progression on this album is obvious but they appear to forgotten the formula which made 'Melody AM' so successful. Their ambient soundscapes and delicate drum programming have been lost amid dreary vocals and uninspiring synth chords. Where Melody AM was a gentle blend of chill out sounds and thumping feet stompers, the tracks on this album kind of make you feel… Read more
Breakdance - The Movie [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Lucinda Dickey
Breakdance - The Movie [DVD] DVD ~ Lucinda Dickey
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
In 1984, I was ten years old and I first watched this movie with my eyes bulging out of my head. In fact, looking back, 'Breakdance the Movie' (or 'Breakin', as it was known in the U.S) changed my life. Before this film, my record collection consisted of a few 'Musical Youth' seven inches and a couple of Michael Jackson albums. After watching this film, I started collecting electro records, hip hop albums and began to roll around our school dinner hall like a fool.
The film itself is terribly acted, has a dreadful script and is shot with the same artful grace as an episode of 'Falcon Crest'. There are shocking continuity errors which just emphasises that the film was rushed out and… Read more