Jameszoo - Fool (Japan Edition) (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 261 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 116 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 86 Mb
Avant-Garde Jazz, Electronic, Experimental | Label: Beat Records, BRC-513 | 2016 | 00:48:37
On his debut full-length, Fool, unclassifiable Dutch producer Jameszoo (Mitchel van Dinther) embraces naïveté, ignoring boundaries and resisting musical conventions in favor of following his own creative impulses. The album is a playful amalgamation of influences ranging from outer-space jazz-funk to Brazilian rhythms, painstakingly crafted to sound spontaneous and unpredictable. While Jameszoo's previous EPs offered a wonderfully broken, loose perspective on abstract beatmaking, Fool incorporates more live instrumentation than his prior works, showcasing van Dinther's progress as a composer and bandleader. Squirming, whistling synths will collide with contemplative piano chords, and at any given moment the skeletal rhythm could break down and transform into something else. It takes a few listens for the album to really make sense, but it eventually reveals itself to be highly thoughtful, original, and creative.