[acid-jazz] Tonight: FreeFall #183 - NickNack in the mix

From: David Bassin (bassyd_at_pacbell.net)
Date: 2004-01-27 10:29:31

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    Tonight we feature another guest mix - this one
    from Austin DJ / producer NickNack, whose latest
    album, Improving Silence has just hit the
    streets. It's a solid 45 minute set, rife with
    downtempo and hip-hoppity goodness, topped off by
    Nick's exceptional turntable antics. Catch it
    live this evening, or on next week's replay

    The new releases include:

    Zero 7: When It Falls - A worthy successor to
    Simple Things, Zero 7's second album retains much
    of the same flavor as its predecessor without any
    major surprises. Once again, Sam Hardaker and
    Henry Binns utilize the vocal talents of Sia,
    Sophie and Mozez to great effect and add newcomer
    Tina Dico on the first single, "Home." The disc
    seems a little on the short side and left me
    wanting more, but that's a minor quibble. This
    should be the album that breaks Zero 7 in the
    U.S. and frankly, they deserve it.

    Louie Vega: Elements Of Life - On hiatus from
    production duties with Masters At Work, Vega has
    created a beautiful, multi-cultural mix, drawing
    from Latin, Brazilian, African and other musical
    touchstones. Together with a nine-piece band and
    collaborators such as Blaze, Elements Of Life is
    a celebration of the soul and spirit that has the
    power to move one's head and feet through its
    joyous grooves.

    V/A: Electric Gypsyland - What might seem like an
    unlikely combination on paper - Balkan Gypsy
    music remixed by electronic / dance producers
    works surprisingly well on this eclectic
    collection. Groups such as Taraf De Haïdouks,
    Ursari De Clejan and Mahala Rai Banda are given
    the re-rub by such notables as Lightning Head,
    Senor Coconut, Juryman, Arto LIndsay and others,
    for a refreshing world fusion that's both complex
    and amusing.

    Múm: Summer Make Good - More sparse minimalism
    from this Icelandic quartet. Clocking in at under
    40 minutes, shimmering electronics are integrated
    with glockenspeil, melodica, trumpet, viola, pump
    organ and the fragile vocalese of twin sisters
    Gyda and Kristin Anna Valtysdottir. Written in a
    remote lighthouse and recorded in an empty
    weather station, the album evokes an eerie,
    atmospheric vibe that permeates every track.
    Watch for the release in April.

    Of course there's more, but you'll just have to
    tune in and hear if for yourself!

    Until next week, ciao for now,

    If you'd like to submit music for consideration
    on FreeFall, the mailing address is:

    David Bassin / FreeFall
    111 Laidley St.
    San Francisco, CA 94131

    Last week's playlist and rebroadcast available online now:

    FreeFall 182: 1.20.04
    Perry Hemus - Rhodesmode (Freefall Mix) - 12" (Woodland)
    Beatclub 21 - Dedication - Maximum Wellness (Infracom)
    Mauracher - C.H.1 - 29 Degrees (Fabrique)
    Subnautic - Tight - Bay Station (Aginsky)
    Mudd + Chico Hamilton - Kenny's Caravan (Claremont 56 Mix) - EP (CD-R)
    Sia - Where I Belong - Colour The Small One (Go Beat)
    Roy Ayers - Green & Gold - Virgin Ubiquity (BBE)
    Richard "Groove" Holmes - (Back Home Again In)
    Indiana - On Basie's Bandstand (Prestige)
    DKD - Future Rage - Future Rage (Bitasweet Japan)
    Phoneheads - Second Sight (Yukihiro Fukutomi Mix)
    - [Re:Jazz]-(Re:Mix) (Infracom)
    Monolake - Atomium - Momentum (EFA)
    Adventure Time - Girl Of The Well - Dreams Of Water Themes (Plug Research)
    Break Reform - Mercy (Olenglish Remix) - New Perspectives (Abstract Blue)
    Clara Hill - For Your Love - Restless Times (Sonar Kollektiv)
    Spiritual South - Stars + Rockets - Rewind 3 (Ubiquity)
    Karl Moestl - Vibrant Song - Touching This (Blue Danube)
    Quant - Tryin' (Quantic Mix) - 12" (Ecco Chamber)
    Beanfield - Tides - Seek (Compost)
    Jetseb + Aos One - So Many Ways - Blue Morning EP (Nordic Trax)
    Jacky Jefferson - Push - Ki Music: Various Artists (Ki Music)
    Pharoah Sanders - You've Got To Have Freedom - A
    Journey To The Dawn (Temposphere)
    Damn - Gingold's Interlude - Inside Scandinavia (Raw Fusion)
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