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    Nudge “Cached” [Kranky]

    I know some folks will listen to this and hear a subdued
    swirl of sound, but I’m telling you this CD is a bad mutha!
    Just check out “Contact” which sounds like Shaft in a Bush
    of Ghosts. That’s followed by “My New Youth” which tunnels
    through This Heat to a crackly meltdown, and then builds
    it back up with a beat and static like a bat out of hell,
    and I ain’t talking about Meatloaf. Then with “Remove Ya’s”
    melodica and shuffle-surging bassline, Nudge have released
    the Boredom’s first reggae single before the Boredoms even
    thought of it. A prominet ripple in the bass (not always
    bubbling over frets, sometimes bellowing up from keys)
    unites most of these tracks. At times Honey Owens chirps in
    with some vocals that taste like high-tech surveilance,
    there but not there. I could say that this band is like
    Supersilent on a funk binge, but that’s only right about
    1/3 of the time. Is this stationary dance music, liquid
    concrete, or just transcending trans-genre. Aces!

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on May 16, 2005 at 12:02 am
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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