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The Subtle Class
on 27 February 2004
To be honest, I really didnt know what to expect with this cd. I had heard of fila b before, but in my mind I had pretty much thought it would be some kind of jazzy chilled drum and bass or something. Well, Im pretty damn wrong, but thats okay!
This cd really is something different. It is ultimately background music. It doesnt leap out at you. To be honest, half the time it was on I didnt even notice it. but its that subtlety which makes it different. Whenever I did tune in to it, realsising there was music playing I realised I had been bopping along to it in my mind, even if I hadnt noticed.
Towards the end of the album it got so chilled and so subtle that even when I was listening, I couldnt tell for sure whether the sounds were coming or going.
In a nutshell, -I've just re-writeen this paragraph. There is no nutsell. Screw the nutshell. Its electric chill music. Its slow to progress, which can be both good and bad. At times a tad boring. Other times its genius.
To be honest, Im not so sure this is the kind of chill out music I really dig, but it is creative, and chilled, and so individual. I would give it 4 stars because I recognise that it is a very good record. However, since this is an individual review, Im onlu going to award it with3 stars. It is a good cd though. I can perhaps even see myself getting another fila b cd in the future.