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Man Jumping: Jump Cut

Man Jumping's Jump Cut is considered a cult classic in the ambient and new age Jazz sector and based on the tasteful blends of electronics and instruments along with vocals and hip Jazz feels on this album you can see why. Produced in 1985 the album has never before appeared on CD until now and should spark some interest in the demographic that enjoy this kind of stuff. New Age Jazz has never been my personal cup of tea but one cannot help but be soothed and set to a relaxing state of mind as tracks like "Sqeezi" jam on with their great use of horns and wind instruments. "Belle Dux On The Beach" made me instantly think of Herbie Hancock and perhaps the group would appeal largely to fans of the composer and his work. I even found some Frank Zappa moments present in the way the group often shifts gears and approaches a different time signature; the musicians are abundant here with about a group of eleven making up the core performers. It is a frenetic and energized piece of music for the most part and very well produced. An enjoyable listen, this is a recommendation for anyone who can keep a relatively open mind to what they listen to. It will take a couple of spins however since a lot of this album connects in theme and could be misinterpreted as repetitive if you lose sight of what is actually happening.

Track Listing

  1. In The Jungle
  2. World Service (remix)
  3. Aerotropics (remix)
  4. Belle Dux On The Beach
  5. Walk On, Bye
  6. Sqeezi
  7. Down The Locale
  8. Aerotropics (free fall mix)
  9. In The Jungle (club mix)

Added: November 17th 2006
Reviewer: Ken Pierce
Related Link: Carbon & Website
Hits: 2381
Language: english

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