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.
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. :-)