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Jimpster – “Messages From the Hub ” – [Kudos Records Ltd.]

This four-piece band from the UK has assimilated a variety of influences, from 70′s jazz fusion to Steve Reich minimalism to modern drum’n'bass, and recombined them in a wholly original manner. MESSAGES FROM THE HUB is their first proper album, following a compilation of EP tracks. It’s a languid, jazzy affair with REAL instruments and REAL electronics, an attempt at bringing the improvisational qualities of jazz into the electronic arena. Female vocals enhance a few tracks, including a cover of Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage.” Bandleader Jamie Odell also records as Audiomontage.

  • Reviewed by Rococo on July 5, 2005 at 3:46 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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