Wednesday, June 29, 2005
The Numb Project
The Numb Project – Soundbridge Sessions (2 Discs)
Hexagon Records 92016
"Visions Of Ions" MP3
My favorite thing about having this website is when people read the site and turn me on to music that I dig. The Numb Project is Chris Calarco, an extremely talented producer who's tracks are right up my alley. I highly suggest buying his music and below are the links to do so. Some of the tracks remind me of Bonobo, others have a slightly Luke Vibert acid feel, but all have a very unique and original sound. "Submarine" will be a perfect addition to a future downtempo/IDM DJ set and I can't wait to play it.
"Boasting 21 tracks and over 2 hours and 20 minutes of hypnotic, downbeat electronica The Numb Project was released in 2002 on Pittsburgh’s Hexagon Records. A double disc, Soundbridge Sessions, is an alternatingly accessible and cryptic ride through downtempo breaks, rhythmic hypnosis, idm tingles and even some pop/funk-styled electronica. Ripe with heavy, dark beats that recall DJ Krush or Ninja Tune, The Numb Project creates an atmosphere where haunting melodies slip between the throbbing, pulsing grooves. Samples melt into white noise and tonal washes before easing back into structured, electro rhythms. Disc one runs 12 tracks and is more accessible to the casual electronic listener than the second disc’s more enigmatic and paced textures. Disc 2 is highlighted by some delightful dub a la Bill Laswell. Fans of Canada’s Interchill label will recognize a familiar, numb aesthetic.
Influenced by all forms of electronic and organic music, producer Chris Calarco, lives in Portland, OR and can be reached by email.
www.cdbaby.com/cd/numbproject - buy it!