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This CD will certainly satisfy...
on October 17, 2000
For those who have heard Making Bones, you are probably already familiar with the very distinct sound that Red Snapper has created. On that CD, they demonstrated a sound that blended jazz, drum and bass, and trip hop. But it wasn't ordinary forms of any of those genres. The drum and the bass was TRUE drum and bass, using mostly live instruments. The vocals by MC Det were deep and comanding, but never taking away from the music. Making Bones was a near perfect blend of all of these styles, yet it didn't take it far enough for my tastes. There was just too much bland techno.
But I knew what Red Snapper could do, and I was beyond myself in excitement when I first learned of Our Aim Is To Satisfy Red Snapper. From the moment I heard the promo CD, I knew that this was the one. And it IS the one, in my opinion. Every style that I loved from Making Bones is taken and streched and reinvented.
Red Snapper removed just about all of the bland techno that plauged Making Bones on certain songs, and they replaced it with the familiar jazz/D&B sound that they are known for. Fans of the MC Det songs on Making Bones will LOVE this CD. They kept the same routine from Making Bones in that they only used vocals on 3 or 4 songs. This makes you truly appreciate the style of MC Det, and what he brings to the table.
Sure, there aren't any songs as deep and emotional as Image Of You, but there is plenty of substance on this CD. Songs like Some Kind Of Kink and The Rake will get your body moving, but they don't become techno-y, which is what I love about them. Songs like Alaska Street, Belladona, and They're Hanging Me Tonight, take the sound that we first heard in "4 Dead Monks" and expands on it, taking it to a much more beautiful level. These instumental songs are full of atmosphere, and will certainly chill you out.
As I said earlier, MC Det makes his appearance again on select tracks. His layed back rapping on The Rake makes it one of the best songs on the album. On the track "I Stole Your Car", MC Det adopts a new style, sounding more like reggae than rap. This song is one of the best on the album.
But if it is so great, why only 4 stars? Well, it could have been better. Songs like Keeping Pigs Together get a little repetitive. And also, they couldn't resist having one bland techno song on the album, The Rough And The Quick. This is a good, raunchy song, with lyrics similar to that of the Lords Of Acid, but it just doesn't fit at all with this album. I listen to Red Snapper for the double bass, the live drums, and the jazz elements, not for a club song. But these minor quirks aside, Our Aim To Satisfy Red Snapper takes what most people loved about Making Bones, and it expands it to new levels, remaining very fresh, but keeping within the style that they created.
A must buy for anyone remotly interested in trip-hop, jazz, or drum and bass (this is REAL drum and bass, not "house drum and bass").