• 03-04-2005, 02:36 PM
    MomurdA
    Sound Tribe Sector 9 - Artifact
    I dunno if you older guys will dig this, but Ive had this album for about a week now. It is unbelievably good. Put this on and close your eyes for an hour. Also try out any Metamatics album.
  • 03-05-2005, 03:26 AM
    Finch Platte
    Wow!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MomurdA
    I dunno if you older guys will dig this, but Ive had this album for about a week now. It is unbelievably good. Put this on and close your eyes for an hour. Also try out any Metamatics album.

    What a great description! I see no reason why I should run out right now and fork out $18 sight unheard for a disc that is "unbelievably good", especially for us "older guys". :rolleyes:

    I did a search for them, and found this from AllMusic.com: Founded in Georgia in the late '90s, Sound Tribe Sector 9 quickly refined a style of dub-influenced, breakbeat-infused psychedelic music with a heavy emphasis on group improvisation, comparable to the work of jam band peers such as the Disco Biscuits, Lake Trout, and the New Deal.

    Sound Tribe Sector 9's debut effort, Interplanetary Escape Vehicle (1998), was recorded soon after the group's formation and provides only scant hints of what the sound the band would develop, instead focusing on somewhat generic instrumental funk and jazz grooves. With the addition of percussionist Jeffree Lerner in 1999, the band's sound solidified into a powerfully original, highly danceable tapestry. Through constant touring, the group began to work up a large following among jam band fans. Two more releases Live (1999) and Offered Schematics Suggesting Peace (2000) captured both the band's developing sound and their increasing interest in Mayan mysticism and culture. The former accurately documented the confident tone of the band's relentless live performances, while the latter used analog tape loops, a blend of live and studio tracks, and extensive use of guest flutist Kofi Burbridge to create a more subtle mix. With a regard for spirituality, equality, and a freeing of musical egos, the band eschews solos in favor of small, repetitive parts that add together into a musical image that is at once droning and texturally deep. The band relocated to Northern California in late 2000.


    AllMusic also has sound snippets from Artifacts: http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p...0:sr5m962o0ep5

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