The Elusive Tones Of Wonder - Livin' With A Samplehead

Saturday 1st November 2003
The Elusive Tones Of Wonder - Livin' With A Samplehead
The Elusive Tones Of Wonder - Livin' With A Samplehead

STYLE: Dance/Electronic
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Grass Roots

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

If last issue’s survey of New Zealand Christian music gave the impression that the Kiwi scene is all guitar-driven pop rock, this will be an eye opener. Pitched in the depths of avant guarde electronica this is one of the most adventurous releases ever to emanate from a Christian label, a head spinning celebration of shifting rhythms, bizarre noises and occasional hilarity. Many cuts are mutant variations of drum’n’bass grooves though there’s also some jazz doodling and an electronic take on reggae on “Why” and a cool version of “Summertime”. On the sleeve Jesus Christ is credited for “life and talents” while Andrew Hodgins is thanked for “cover concept”. As that consists of a blank orange square I assume the latter is post modern irony.

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2. Billy G [Listen]

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