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Optometry

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Continuing in the spirit of the Blue Series, Optometry seamlessly brings together one of the masters of DJ culture
with real musicians and the results are staggering. Joining Spooky are Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Joe McPhee, Guillermo E. Brown, and additional
guest artists. These "all stars" of the Blue Series provide the inspiration to bring this concept to a new plateau.

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Like an angry thunderstorm dissipating into still winds and humid temperatures, Optometry opens like gangbusters with free jazz and DJ squabble, and then slowly spirals into more meditative moods. Manning laptop, kalimba, and turntable, New York DJ-theorist DJ Spooky stretches and shifts the free jazz ramblings of the Matthew Shipp quartet like a sea captain navigating a treacherous ocean. Spooky is as much an improviser as Shipp and crew, adding atmospheric samples, gentle melodies, and laptop mayhem at will. Beat poetry by Carl Hancock Rux adds hip-hop edge, and Spooky still opts for pretentious song titles ("Reactive Switching Strategies for the Control of Uninhabited Air"), but you definitely get the feeling that something fresh is happening here. Optometry sure ain't dance music, and it's too funky for free jazz purists, but it's just right for DJ Spooky's subliminal mind music. --Ken Micallef

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Product details

  • Audio CD (August 27, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Thirsty Ear
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • ASIN: B000069B12
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,007 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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