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2 -This Is Trip-Bop

by Fez Dispenser

Jazzy Trip Hop. 'Shaft' in outer space
Genre: Electronic: Down Tempo
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1. Run The Rythm
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2. Like a Simile
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3. You're Soaking In It
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4. The Hoarse Whistler
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5. Swag Magnet
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6. You What Now?
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7. Delusions
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8. Trip-Bop
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9. Advertorial
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10. Tea Martoonies
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11. Off To Hardly Ever Land
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12. Like Ducks Off a River's Back
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13. Extra Noodles
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Fez Dispenser's 2nd full-length CD, "This Is Trip-Bop".

"This is Trip-Bop" is 60 minutes of modern, independent music in 13 tracks. Fez Dispenser's history of gene-splicing genre-ducking beat-driven music owes as much to Mango Santamaria and Esquivel as it does to the influence of today's Drum and Bass samplists and Breakbeat fader jockeys.

In the new CD, Thorne has somehow both widened the scope of his music and made it more cohesive. This stew of live and sample based elements hits on a much more emotional level than on his first Fez effort.
Fez Dispenser Is not: hip hop, acid-jazz, drum and bass, dance hall, dub, reggae, Trip-hop, lounge, space age bachelor pad music, 70's funk, jungle, or jazz. It does combine elements of all of those styles without making my brain hurt. That alone makes "This Is Trip-Bop" well worth a spin.

Chances are, if you've been hanging out with anyone under 5 feet tall, you've heard Thorne's work. By day he works in a studio inside a toy design center in El Segundo CA. So if your kids are playing with a plastic, talking cowboy who strums a guitar, this guy made him play. In the last 15 years , Thorne has composed, mixed, edited, performed or designed sound for 100s of hours of animation (including 10 episodes of Liquid television's Aeon Flux), a few theme park rides (in English ,Japanese and Korean) and 3 rapping animatronic hip-hop parrots in the Tropicana Las Vegas. He has been nominated for sound design Emmys 5 times. He has won twice. You can also hear his tracks behind episodes of 'Road Rules', 'Cribs' and the VH1 special 'Girls Gone Wild Revealed'

All the while, he's been performing, recording, re-mixing and releasing indie music.

A chance to work at Chick Corea's Mad Hatter Studios brought Thorne to Los Angeles in 1988. He was lucky enough to be behind the glass for sessions with Corea, Joe Di'orrio, Robben Ford, Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Berlin, and Prince.
"I think I was speechless for the first 2 months I was there ; just trying to absorb as much as I could.That was the ideal place to start.The more experienced guys had their pick of the jazz sessions in the day. I was mixing the Hip-Hop sessions that ran from 7 pm to 7 am"
In 1990 Thorne did a radio edit on Hi-C's "I'm not your puppet".
" We used a beta version of Sound Tools wich later became Pro Tools. Since that day, I've been making noise with computers...everyday."

Fez Dispenser is Thorne's first solo project.


CDBaby sez-
Here's a grooooooooove for those who love ambient trip-hop. To put on something in the background that keeps your head bopping while doing something else. This is music for programmers - music for working - music for restaurants - music for stores. Of course if you're a fan like me you can also totally dig on the amazing layered
musicality of these loops, horns, basslines, and subtle production techniques. Or you can just put it on at work, and have everyone ask you all day, "What IS this?!?" Make sure you send 'em to CD Baby
when they do. :-)


Reviews


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Josh Davis

They just might be the genuine article
They just might be the genuine article: a new sound. 
 
“Run the Rythm” borrows a baseline from the Flaming Lips’ “One More Robot” with a vocal binge from Shabba Ranks and an airy keyboard line from the Twin Peaks soundtrack, and the surprising end effect is something along the lines of a weightless, danceable Radiohead. 
 
“You’re Soaking In It” delivers a wholly competent horn section, Rhodes piano, and a gleefully wandering bassline over sterling breakbeats.  “The Hoarse Whistler” blends spy movie music with “Girl from Ipanema.”  “Tea Martoonies” is four minutes and twenty seconds of superior hookah-core.  “Off to Hardly Ever Land” marries Massive Attack and Santana.  “Delusions” makes politics danceable in ways that would make Marvin Gaye blush, and “Trip-Bop” is a utopian cocktail of early morning chemical beats and ambient flares.

Merkinizer

The perfect mocha-- drink up!
While the first FD album was strikingly and irrepressibly original, its jittery vibe may have left some listeners with the manic head-buzz typical for a caffeine neophyte after his first double-shot. This time around, though, Thorne has crafted the perfect mocha, softening the edges and grounding the mix with newfound structure, grooves and melody, garnishing the creation with deftly placed vocal samples. "Trip-Bop" is immanently listenable and deliciously accessible from first to last, and still every bit as original as its predecessor-- Thorne certainly knows how to defy categorization without watering down his signature sound. Tasty and highly recommended!

CD Baby


Here's a grooooooooove for those who love ambient trip-hop. To put on something in the background that keeps your head bopping while doing something else. This is music for programmers - music for working - music for restaurants - music for stores. Of course if you're a fan like me you can also totally dig on the amazing layered musicality of these loops, horns, basslines, and subtle production techniques. Or you can just put it on at work, and have everyone ask you all day, "What IS this?!?" Make sure you send 'em to CD Baby when they do. :-)

Jamie Kindly

This is very cool music.
This is very cool music. Beautiful. My blood pressure went down once the track started playing. Please post some more!

Muthafeely

Multi-faceted Fantastic
Yet another diverse and signifcant concatenation of genre and expression - I love it. I bought it. I have the first one, too. A great background for your own creative pursuits.

Sammy Dunn

A salmagundi of great sound
The sounds on this CD are so fresh--Thorne puts beats and noise together in a totally unexpected, uncliched way. The whole thing is compulsively listenable. Good stuff.

Garrett Splain

Forward-looking electronic music
This is Trip Bop runs the gamut from thick, laid-back grooves to almost experimental sample-splatters. I say "almost experimental" because at no point does the album feel as if it was written solely for avant garde electronic music fans; a sense of humor is prevalent throughout, evident in sometimes- silly song titles and bizarre stylistic combinations.

Keys, vibes and guitar dominate the music, blurring the lines between jazz, rock and IDM. "The Hoarse Whistler" adds Middle Eastern instrumentation to the equation, while "You What Now?", one of a handful of tracks to feature vocals, achieves a credible reggae vibe. "You're Soaking In It", one of the disc's most out there tracks, layers chopped-up horn samples over a jazzy backbeat, to seriously jarring effect.

All told, there's more than sixty minutes of music here, including the ominously jazzy twelve-minute "Extra Noodles". Lovers of forward-looking electronic music -- particularly those who don't mind a heavy dose of groove with their bleeps and blips -- should hunt it down.

Dave Chavez

Moby Will Rip This Off Next Year
I'm no psychiatrist, but I am very powerful, so listen here... this is a 'Crunchberry' in the sea of turds of electronica. The hills are alive! It feels like a warm cup of Chamomile tea con shock therapy. Very snappy... smiling... smiling... smiling.

Deep Stylus

Fez Dispenser hits the next level
This is what I love to see; an artist growing by leaps and bounds. Fez Dispenser effortlessly delivers another 13 bomb tracks.