CD Review for 'Stereoscopic'
from the December 2003 issue of Tribe Magazine:
This four-piece fuses drum and bass, dub and jazz in a live setting.
Most of the tracks on this release were recorded live with no overdubs, and the result is impressive.
Innovative and hypnotic grooves meet tight instrumentation.
I gotta give a special shout-out to their drummer, who must be a cyborg to keep up some of the frenetic percussion going on.
Their overall sound can be described as follows:
If you were living in a 1970s vision of "The Future" (think Logan's Run, Rollerball or Star Blazers),
this is the band that would be playing in the spaceport departure lounge as you prepare to rocket off for a weekend of zero gravity golf.
the Chameleon Project
Jazz + drum & bass, dub, breaks, funk, disco
Improvisation keeps it engaging. It's at the heart of all
great music... and it's in the DNA of the members of the
Chameleon Project (CP).
CPs guitarist Josh Laing says the band is about using the
musical tools pioneered by the masters of the past coupled
with the technology and innovations of the present, to create
music for the future. "We're all trained jazz musicians who've
been heavily influenced by groove-oriented music of everyone
from Art Blakey and Charlie Parker to James Brown and
the Meters, to Lee Scratch Perry, Amon Tobin, Grooverider
and the most frenetic drum & bass and free jazz."
The band as tuned into the growing audience that appreciates
a wide range of improvised styles from classic straight ahead
jazz to the propulsive rhythms of electronic music. The band
is not afraid to take chances night and brings loyal followers
wherever they play.