jump/cut | The Alias Men

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The Alias Men

by jump/cut

electronic and organic all at once, "jump/cut" cover a lot of sonic territory with polyrhythmic drum'n'bass beat science, shapeshifting textures of ambient soundscapes, and hypnotic downtempo grooves.
Genre: Electronic: Down Tempo
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1. Pools
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2. Augmented Reality
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3. Superior Conjunction
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4. Intermission
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5. Symphony Nine
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6. Four Minds
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7. K-Town
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8. Solar Revival
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9. Ohhh That
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10. Bi Polar
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11. Sleep Again
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
jump/cut covers a lot of sonic territory built on the electronica aesthetic while moving their vibe towards organic sound creation with vibrant effects and eclectic samples. their "organic electronica" melds a continuum spanning styles from drum n' bass, downtempo, breakbeat, ambient, dub, trip-hop and even modern jazz compositional ideas. the goal is to ignite live elements of electronica music that are usually lost in a robotic technical execution by creating interactive melodic atmospheres, deep oscillating bass lines and pulsating backbeat drums.

"jump/cut's soft and slightly experimental electronica starts with a jazz base mixed with more chilled beats and repetitive but compelling short note progressions ... constructed with ambient sensibilities punctuated dischordant interjections and way downtempo beats ... jump/cut's restrained but adventurous jazzbient, downbeated sounds are captivating and generate a mood that can be used for everything from relaxation to meditation to nighttime sexiness."
four and a half stars (out of five)
- Kristofer Upjohn | raves.com


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G-Man of Australia

More filling, less calories
This is a beautiful, tasty dinner soundtrack that has great depth and detail. Well worth a close listen. Full of interesting buried flavours. Rewarding bass, delicious circular rhythms. Enjoy with your next girlfriend.

Miles

jump/cut transcends preconcieved notions of music
jump/cut's "The Alias Men" is a refreshing break, musically, from anything out there. jump/cut's music is not intended for action movies, or pop radio. This is music for after the party (when only your closest friends remain), or for simply relaxing with a member of the opposite sex. And this is music you listen to on the way home from the concert. The slow tempos resound (jump/cut are a band that makes you want to dance), and the uptempo grooves blaze, but never get out of hand. The band simmers. Combining textures from drum n bass and trip hop music with ambient jazz and funk, the band sheds any of the mechanical constrictions of electronic music, yet retain the hypnotic element. The instrumentation and the arrangements are creative (the vibes and trumpet really add to the sound). The group sounds like seasoned fusion musicians interpreting electronica, yet never proving to be musically smart-assed. There are no cliche or cheesy melodies on this album (nor ar there any stereotypical dancehall style rhythms). The band functions as a cohesive and fluid unit, and the groove is never interrupted. Personal favourites are "Augmented Reality" frantically grooving, with a bassline like Jaco Pastorius in 2005. The album closer, "Sleep Again" vamps on the catchiest, most positive sounding guitar riff ever, played clean and tight while the band builds and builds the intensity without ever losing their cool. Fans of electronic groove based music, or jazz and funk should love this album. And anyone else, owe it to themselves to check jump/cut out. I can't see anyone disliking this album.

Jesse Armstrong

Great electronica synthesis of "live" downtempo and ambient styles
The Alias Men proved extremely emotive with sublime swirls of ambient melodies and animated downtempo grooves. A great electro-organic jungle-jazz that is eminently playable.

dj Agent 69 / atmosphere69 show Montreal & Luxuriamusic.com

Intellingent, cool, absolutely 100 % a "Retroespacial experience"
Jumpcut seduces combining soft textures and trip hop music with ambient jazz and funk, hypnotic and sensual at the same time.
This is 100% what we call "Retroespacial", music that can send you far away, to the deep space or maybe to the Gerry Anderson's moon base on the UFO's tv series . A "must" for those that what to create a special atmosphere.

Andrew

Jazzy Drum n' Bass Laced with Ambience and Funk
jump/cut's The Alias Men is an exciting and fresh venture into what seems to be uncharted and unexplored musical grounds. With it's restrained yet active drum beats, jazz-funk bass, and some chill ambience, this band is dripping with cool. The sound of this CD is like an echo into the future reverberating back to the listeners ear; it is not easily forgotten. Tracks like "augmented reality", "k-town", and "ohhh that" justify the reasons for fans of jazz, funk, drum n' bass, or any music lover, to check this CD out. So far the CD hasn't left my stereo and it wont be leaving any time soon. It's all good.

Mezro

Holy crap! That was an amazing journey!
I just listened to the new Jump/Cut CD and my mind is swimming. Swimming with thoughts of a theremin on Vicodin, swimming with thoughts of a mystery jazz club at the end of the universe, swimming with thoughts of light and airy loops that meet in the technicolor corner of a 70's sci fi soundtrack.

Jump/Cut is Frank Zappa meets James T Kirk behind the Mos Eisley cantina. A twisted romp of time changes, great drumming, bass groves and samples that swirl into a mellow acid vortex. You don't just listen to Jump/Cut: you experience an alien abduction that will skate you to the eye of the storm and spit you out with a smile.

So if you like your music quirky, airy, textured and mellow check out "The Alias Men" by Jump/Cut. It is fusion without confusion, an ashram in an ashtray and the only way to float to Mars without hitting your Venus.

Stephen

Like what I hear. Give me some more.
Solar revival is like a trip to the beach, feeling sand between toes, fantastic drifts, frothy waves. The album is a delight and essential.

Lisa

Great ambient music
This is a real unique sound in a sea of so many bands that sound the same. It's the kind of music that transports you to a different place, and makes you think creatively. The artists certainly did! I especially like Four Minds.