- Audio CD (4 April 1996)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Ffrr
- ASIN: B000024U8O
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,184 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Compiled just as earthy, reggae-tinged jungle was starting to give way to the more cerebral drum and bass movement, this is the sound of an innovative record label--drum and bass star LTJ Bukem's Good Looking--at its peak. The approach to the music is austere and sometimes more than a little scientific, but at their best the results are anything but sterile. Standout tracks include a pair of blinders from PFM: "Western", which has the air of a spoken-word gospel song, and "One And Only", a masterpiece of yearning. Peshay's devotional "Vocal" is mesmeric, and of Bukem's own contributions, "Demons Theme", conjures up the atmosphere of a virtual reality rainforest. Very fine stuff indeed. --David Bennun
Top Customer Reviews
Bukem has always been ahead of the game i remember going to Dance 93 at the Brighton Centre and half the crowd were walking around saying Bukem had ruined the vibe and the other half knew that they were listening to something special. What i mean by that is that music is a matter of taste, those with taste liked Bukem those without liked Mickey Finn and the likes. That is no disrespect to him or the countless other D.J's like him but with Bukem you really got the feeling that he didnt play or make music to make money or please crowds. He played what he loved and what he felt passionately about and that is why Logical Progression is such a good album. These arent tunes that Bukem liked, these are a series of tunes that bukem loved, compiled over about 5 years. And i still hate him for holding them back on dub plate for 10 months at a time!!!!!!! Bukem i salute you you are a genius
Simply because it is a work of Art. The tracks on this album are amazing, such wonderful creativity, you simply have to get this 1996 edition. I've been into dance music since 1989 and of all the music I've heard, this album is in the top ten. Timeless.
To me it's the antedote to gloomy days. Even when it rains you'll be washed away in coolness and uplifting vibes. From Peshay's 'Vocal Tune' to Bukem's 'Horizons' they are all finely crafted works of drum n' bass sublimity.
Bukem's introductory 'Demon's Theme' is an amazing feat of deep sub bass, amazon jungle vibes into a drop into a cosmic soundscape in it's third quarter. A fusion of styles that only Bukem can set up with such talent and expertise. A track worth listening to alone.
Thumping sub-bass, blue note mellowness and intricate dnb beat patterns are what you'll get with this 2 disc compilation. This is what put me firmly on the road to liquid dnb discovery. It not only stands out as a mind blowing memory but a bench mark of what was so influencual in the dnb era of it's time.
Bukem's take on D'n'B is quite distinct. He has very clear jazz influences; more prominent on 'Earth' and 'Journey Inwards' than on Logical Progression, but in Logical Progression we witness his very best adoption of atmospheric ambient music.
It's difficult to pick out stand out tunes, but 'one and only', 'so long' and 'airtight' are probably the pick of a truly excellent selection. It's smart without being cold, sensual without being cheesy, atmospheric whilst remaining astonishingly accessible and engaging. Like what Michael Mayer's 'Immer' did for minimal, and Dj Tiesto's 'In Search of Sunrise' did for trance, Bukem showed that Drum and Bass can be intelligent, filled with heart and soul, and be every bit as captivating as music performed with "real" instruments. It is, quite simply, a work of musical mastery.
Bukem has released many mix albums now, which display in varying degrees a spacey/jazzy take on drum and bass. He remains my favourite D'n'B dj and producer and I hope we can look forward to many, many more years to come of his hypnotic but warm and sensual style.
It's an easy 5/5 for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really really dull drum n bass, possibly good if you are into that kind of music. Impossible for me to judge since I hate this genre...Published 6 months ago by Jan Patrik Sahlstrøm