Freddy Jay presents:The HeatShkok Project
Planet Reef (2004) www.heatshkok69.com
This is a very interesting, very entertaning fusion experiment - lots of sampling & scratching of all kinds music, newsclips, speeches, ads etc interspersed with regular songs and tunes. I'm always a sucker for someone who can work Prokofiev's 'Montagues & Capulets' into their creations. It's pretty much a successful attempt at working these diverse elements into a effective and meaningful whole. My only complaint is that there's rather too much of that ear-popping jerkiness often encountered when samples and loops are extensively employed. It becomes a bit unsettling, even nauseating. One wonders if this is intentional or an accidental by-product of the technology - perhaps it only affects some listeners this way - maybe it's the audio equivalent of strobe lighting. Your views on this will be welcomed.
I'll just round off by quoting a bit of the sleeve note....
"The Heatshkok Project is the sincere introspection of a real music aficionado and acts as a testament to this multi-faceted DJ. Freddy Jay confides a very personal, original and conclusive crossover project, overstepping the boundaries of genres all the while remaining totally homogeneous."
Pseuds Corner or what?
See you at the next episode.