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Wagon Christ - Musipal

Wagon Christ Musipal
Wagon Christ - Musipal
(2xLP/CD) Ninja Tune, ZEN54/ZENCD54 2001-03-12

Info :
Wagon Christ - "Bend Over" : Un riff de flûte en boucle en intro, un beat hip hop décalé, un break avec un sample de voix improbable, des crépitements de vinyle, encore des breaks funky et finalement un instrumental hip hop bien dingue... c'est du trip hop! (Djouls)

Que de bonheur pour Luke Vibert, alias Wagon Christ. L'homme aux multiples noms (Luke Vibert, Wagon Christ, Plug, Amen Andrews...) peut être heureux. Après une carrière de plus de dix ans et presque autant d'albums, c'est avec joie qu'il sort en 2001 "Musipal", premier disque signé chez Ninja Tune. Et on ne change pas une équipe qui gagne: des beats efficaces, des basses profondes et vraiment bien construites. Et si en plus, on rajoute des bruits bizarres, des cris d'animaux, des voix tirées d'un peu n'importe où, j'en passe et des meilleures, on a vraiment l'impression que Wagon Christ s'efforce de créer ses morceaux en se mettant plus à la place de l'auditeur que du producteur...
Bref, un disque très agréable à écouter. Chaque morceau est une atmosphère: tour à tour on a l'impression d'évoluer sur une ile déserte, dans la peau d'un héros de série télé... Tout est bon pour Wagon Christ. Ce qu'il aime, c'est raconter des histoires, nous emmener avec lui, dans son univers. En écoutant "Musipal", on se rend compte qu'une seule chose est importante: le thème qui va nous faire bouger la tête. Et hop c'est parti "Musipal" est donc un opus à avoir absolument, il fait partie des références du genre.
Et si pour conclure, je vous disais que Wagon Christ compose dans son lit, qu'en penseriez-vous ?
Note : 5/5 (Lawkyz) À AVOIR ABSOLUMENT

PS : Sortie le 6 Mars aux USA "Natural Suction" est le même morceau que "Snapping Fuss" issu de la compilation "Avantgardism - Drum & Bass" signé sour le pseudo Plug. C'est le disque de Wagon Christ que Luke préfere le moins pour un set live.

Wagon Christ Musipal
Wagon Christ - Musipal
(2xLP/CD) Ninja Tune, ZEN54/ZENCD54 2001-03-12

CD Tracklisting :
01. The Premise
02. Bend Over
03. Thick Stew
04. Tomach
05. Natural Suction
06. Musipal
07. It Is Always Now, All Of It Is Now
08. Receiver
09. Boney L
10. Cris Chana
11. Tomorrow Acid
12. Step To The Music
13. Perkission

2xLP Tracklisting :
A1 The Premise
A2 Bend Over
A3 Thick Stew
B1 Tomach
B2 Natural Suction
B3 Musipal
C1 It Is Always Now, All Of It Is Now
C2 Receiver
C3 Boney L
C4 Cris Chana
D1 Tomorrow Acid
D2 Step To The Music
D3 Perkission

Press Release :
Thar's pandemonium in them thar pants.

A whole caboodle of imaginary animals, terrorists in fluorescent paisley ski-masks, dancing girls blessed with the middle name Doreen, and bodhisvhattas selling small statuettes of themselves. A whole host of corruption and silliness interacting in a limited space. What kind of a situation is that to find yourself in?

Well, imagine that you're writing an anthem for the first Free State of Cornwall. And that the State is going to be based in east London and that, that, well you just don't give a fuck really, not at all, ever, anyway. And anyway, it's cartoon time (and Cartoon Time) and well, well, well, you like your bedroom and why the hell should you leave?

And imagine that you're one of the Holy Trinity of Cornish spiritualist music (Aphex Twin and Tom Middleton/Global Communications being father and son). And that you've released previous symphonies as Wagon Christ and Plug and even Luke Vibert hisself.

You would, of course, be Luke Vibert whose name, despite whatever you may say or think, really is Luke Vibert. And who lives in North East London and who really does continue the noble tradition of the bedroom knob-twiddler long after he made a big enough rep to sit round in a special-built studio largin' it in photo shoots for 'Future Computer Kit Music With Extra Plug-Ins'.

After his many moves and moods and interludes and so on, so forth and thereafter, Mr Vibert, as Mr Wagon Christ, has ended up producing his first album for his spiritual home-buddies, Ninja Tune. Thoughtfully taking us on a Vibert tour of the past 4 years "Musipal" presents a mixture of new tracks and previously unreleased archive material.

And very nice it is, too. From the most bubblegum nonsense to woozy, off-centre strangeness and taking in acid re-works, panting rapping and, as usual, the crispest, most swinging beats about, it confirms that Mr Vibert is happy to head on doing what he wants to do regardless.

Nobody else in dance music can claim to be serious about cheese without actually being very cheesey. It's a rare talent and if it means that the unique individual with that talent has to put up with crap press releases about paisley-bedecked terorists rummaging around inside their (giant) pants then so be it.

So be it.


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