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UHT° - Ghost Forest

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UHT° - Ghost Forest
(CD) No Fridge CDN08, 2006-06-12

Review :
The french electro-jazz scene is bursting with talents, and after heavy support of our sax favorite Gregsky, we couldn't not pass the message on the second UHT° album, "Ghost Forest". This hip-hop-electro-jazz quartet is already mature, entirely distanced from the major-companies cheap-sounding wanabee-electro-jazz pop/house shit... ∧ if you're reading this site regularly, exactly up to your taste!
UHT° is Dj ClicK (programming, percussion, keyboards, turntables, theremin, vocals), Niño Korta (turntables, kutz), Lawkyz (double bass, electric bass) and Cat's Eyes (flute, bansuri, keyboards). Yes, that's the same Lawkyz who's doing a "History Of Double Bass" series of mixes for brotherly podcasts website, and who did a complete Luke Vibert discography on Ninja Tune-obsessed blog (with all his album reviewed!). But don't think this is just a supporting-of-friends affair, cos this album really does the trick.
Think Kid Koala, Wagon Christ and Fingathing-infused Ninja Tune stylings, think Herbie Hancock tribute (the 5th track is directly inspired by "Rockit"), think Bobby Humphrey flute solos, think 60's french movie scores... Enjoy the neat featurings, with the supa-funky-old-school flow of One Self's Blu Rum 13 (on "Bluenvironment"), and the we-thought-he-was-dead reappearance of scratchmaster Dj Tos, adding brazilian vocals (!) to "Bama Em Ação". Add some absurd-old-fashioned vocal samples in the Captain Détendu tradition and you got there an album you'll NEED to find.
PS Don't miss their live show at le New Morning in Paris, on Friday, September 8th...

Tracklisting :
01. UHT° Jazz Club feat. Allonymous | MP3
02. Bluenvironment feat. Blu Rum 13
03. Ham"mond" Burger
04. Ni&ntildeo's Breaks2
05. Rock It BB | MP3
06. Alternate Take
07. Dersou Ouzala
08. Ghost Forest | MP3
09. Bama Em Ação feat. Dj Tos
10. 1979 Extoc 1
11. Beauté Vérité Et Amour
12. Ritmos Motivados
13. Sex Dub & Jazz'N'Roll
14. Tchernobyl Lies

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Press Release :
Retour très attendu du collectif UHT°, trio phare de la scène électrojazz au son longue conservation chauffé à 140 °!
Loin de toutes étiquettes, UHT° (Ultra Haute Température) allie l'univers des craquements de vinyles à l'électronique avec la force d'une instrumentation acoustique et construit un ovni Jazz-Hip Hop-Drum'n'Bass aux pulsions dance floor ultra sophistiquées.

Aujourd'hui le trio hors norme de Paris sort un nouvel album "Ghost Forest", orienté tout comme le premier "Pic de Pollution" vers le respect de l'environnement et contre la déforestation illégale sur tous les continents. On y retrouve à la réalisation et aux programmations Dj ClicK, fondateur du groupe et sorcier des rythmes affûtés. Toujours à ses côtés Niño Korta et ses scratches embrasés qu'il lâche tel un soliste multi instrumentiste : trompettes, trombones, flûtes, piano… Lawkyz qui fait danser ses doigts sur les cordes de la contrebasse totalement enivrante et cramée, accompagnés d'une touche féminine révélant une sensualité à fleur de peau par la flûtiste Cat's Eyes. Des featurings de renom et internationaux viennent poser leur voix : Allonymous, Blu Rum 13 et Mr Tos…
Au delà du coté festif, les membres du groupe se veulent être des éco-citoyens-musiciens! Ce plaidoyer s'exprime à travers des titres tels que Tchernobyl Lies, Bluenvironment, Dersou Ouzala, 1979 Ixtoc 1… Mais aussi dans la Aujourd'hui le trio hors norme de Paris sort un nouvel album "Ghost Forest", orienté tout comme le premier "Pic de Pollution" vers le respect de l'environnement et contre la déforestation illégale sur tous les continents.


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