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Elephant Etiquette

by Fez Dispenser

Space age bachelor pad music. Like "Shaft" in outer space.
Genre: Electronic: Trip Hop
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1. Los
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2. The Brain Will Lose the Mind
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3. Gasket
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4. Elephant Etiquette
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5. Intro
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6. Nika
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7. The Whole Thing
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8. Doodle-bug's driver
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9. One Thing She's Not
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10. Search
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11. Hamburgers in Mono
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Here are some listeners reactions to Fez Dispenser:

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Fez Dispenser's fourth full-length CD Elephant Etiquette is a soulful CHill-out album.
Fez Dispenser's sound takes trip-hop up a musical notch and a couple of steps farther left of center.
This CD has a hard to define, hand-made quality that is rare in electronic music.
I get the sense that these songs started with a combo jamming loosely before the tracks were scrambled and given the spaced-out treatment. Regardless,the results are something I didn't think I'd hear from trip-hop; a new sound.
This disc migrated to the player in my Acura 2 weeks ago and I can't seem to play anything else while I'm driving. It's strange that such abstract instrumental music has been stuck in my head. It's like a mentos jingle that doesn't make me want to kill someone.
All in all I'd recommend this CD to anyone who likes music that grooves.
It is the cure when I'm burned out on the attitude and drama of the
"this is my ride, these are my clothes" hip-hop we're seeing lately.
After google-ing Fez Dispenser every which way all you find out is that:
A) they're from L.A
B) apparently they just NEVER leave the studio.
I guess that'll have to do.
Jim Nelson
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An Antidote to Boring Electronica
Rather than falling for any of the cliches of electronic and sampled music, Fez Dispenser contains intriguing blends of jazz, Latin and middle-eastern elements, combined into into a new smooth, but not slow or boring sound.
There's an interest depth and range to all of the tunes in the album, and I think there's a love of music here that really comes through to the listener.
If you're looking for something cool, and not cold it's definitely worth checking out.
Brian
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Trip-bop, hip-bop, bip-bop - whatever you want to call this stuff, it’s very good and
completely original. There are no comparisons that would do this music justice. They avoid the faceless anonymity that plagues a lot of instrumental music. This stuff has
personality, with interesting rhythmic structures and melodies that are challenging without being stupefying.
Norman Famous

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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!
Jamie Kindly
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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. :-)

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There you go. THat's what some other folks think.

For the next month, all five Fez Dispenser CDs are on the $5 specials sale at CD Baby.
You could buy all five FD CDs for $25 or any 3 for $15...I'm just sayin. :-}

Also there's some hidden extra/free stuff I'm only telling CDBaby customers about:
Printed on the CD itself is a web address. Go there. There are songs 'hidden' on the website that are not on the CDs.Download em and pass em around. They are songs that are not available anywhere else. After you've found all the bonus tracks, play the Fez Dispenser video game. It's goofy, but highly addictive. Also, don't forget to check out the unhidden free video downloads and other free Mp3s available at the sight.
Enjoy.

MAtt :-)>


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goodguy/GOOD

Just when you think you have it figured out...
these guys throw another unpredictable song at you. There is a layed back fusion feel throughout the cd penetrated by in your face beats and some provocative instrumental work. Lots of electronics but definitely has an organic overall feel. You will wear this cd out, trust me.

David Liso, Cave Studio

Elephant Etiquette carves out a style of its own
Not all instrumental albums should be treated the same and Fez Dispenser's fourth album just proves that. Instead of the recurring 'background music' label or eclectic experimental filler fluff with no vocals, what we get here is a collection of strong tracks with a heavy yet juicy core of thoughtful sub-patterns that aren't even obvious to decipher. Seefeel and Scorn come to mind by the third track, even though the main drive seems to be located in Warp releases and trip-hop territory. The end result is soothing ambient music with a groove distant from shoegaze, with a definite particular atmospheric style of its own. Fez Dispenser's main contributor Matt Thorne sure succeeds in his guitar work, fills the gaps with little intrigueing noises, and breezes through 11 tunes with ease and class. A 'best of' release for major distribution to be expected?

Jennifer Schmidt

Holy Cow!
I listened to tracks from all of the Fez Dispenser discs available here, and went ahead and bought every one of their albums! This music is fascinating. It works well as background noise, road trip entertainment, and trippy, get relaxed and chill out music. I'm currently listening to the discs while at work. I feel they help keep my creative energy at a maximum level!

M. Matlock, CD Baby Artist

Skills
I'm always looking out for great Trip-Hop---and I found it. This CD is truly addictive. It sucks you in, and just when you think you've got it figured out, you hear something new. Serious skills, guys. Keep it coming!

Tamara Turner, CD Baby


Where other bands' definitions of "dissonance" ends, it is merely the beginning for Fez Dispenser. That "pebble in the shoe" quality, that persistent, nagging but ever-so-elegant antagonism in their music gives Fez Dispenser quite a reputation around these parts. One of our favorite electronic/trip hop groups, their feel for being simultaneously simple, lush and dreamy as well as sophisticated and just the slightest bit edgy is the very character that sucks in the toughest of critics. Their fourth, full-length album, Elephant Etiquette, strikes a pointed balance between familiar, cushy, electronic padding you can fall back into and a biting little nugget that gets under your skin and pokes itself through your brain buzz like thread through a needle. And while they may or may not be aware of it as they build their music, it is primarily this infrequent attribute of beautifully handled dissonance and congruity that blows a listener away. In other words, this is not your typical, predictable tripped-out chill album. This music has brains.

Nick

Good
Great beats. Amazing how he keeps it everything together. The only problem is this cd would be better with any type of vocals or in the background of a movie or TV show. Aline they can get a tad boring

Sam Dunn

a kind of magic carpet ride
There's something so hypnotic about Fez Dispenser's stuff. It's music for the inside fo your head, if that makes sense; within the jazz-like grooves the flavors of the middle east and Cuba pop up, all kind of framed by machine-like, steel-on-steel pulse--OK, that sounds like a strange mix, and it is, but it works to an incredible degree. This is music that inspires your thoughts to float and wind around in a new way. It's heady, dreamy stuff--and it's legal. Highly recommended.