Sunday, July 26, 2009

Zone Music Inc - Shaper

Hear The Track Here

Considering that Jerry Miller (aka Zone Music Inc) has been on Soundclick for fricking ever, I am surprised that I don't seem to have ever reviewed any of his music - certainly read enough of his posts :) Zone's musical frolicking ground is pure unalloyed electronica, glittery in every aspect. Citing references like George Clinton, Jean Michel Jarre and Kraftwerk should give you a really good idea of what to expect and surprise, surprise Shaper doesn't let you down. Now I am a big fan of the beginning of both p-funk and raw electronica so I am bound to get Zone's angle on this so there is my bias right out in the open.

I'm well aware that there are a great many people who don't respond well to electronica, so obviously best to stay away from this. If, however, the names I mentioned raise your interest then by all means grab a listen to this track. It's base certainly stretches back to Kraftwerk but has shades of Yello mixed in there too. Whatever, it works, and tracks this ambitious don't usually manage that trick. Certainly, it kept me amused while listening to it a few dozen times and THAT is a surprise; normally by that time my electronica threshold is running on empty.

Shaper is surprisingly propulsive, and it's that feature that will initially drag you in, long before you notice the little touches that make that impetus really fly. Like all good instrumentals, it flows from feature to feature rather than cuts, exploring a progression to it's conclusion as it were. There are a great many musicians on Soundclick who claim to make electronica and indeed many do. It may not be electronica this catchy or involving though and that's a fact. Wonderful nod to the past in a track that's as fresh as a daisy.

Highly Recommended Electronica.

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