Conjoint - Earprints Over 20 years ago, Move D, AKA David Moufang, started a jazz group. The other band members were Jamie Hodge, who'd made techno records for Plus 8, Karl Berger, a German vibraphonist who had worked with Ornette Coleman, and the guitarist Gunter Kraus. Their first LP was rapturously received-The Wire's Rob Young compared it to Miles Davis's In A Silent Way. Now, DDS has reissued its follow-up, Earprints, which originally came out in 2000. The rhythms on this album mark the biggest shift from the first. Some tracks have a jazzy swing, others have glitchy drums. The best find a balance somewhere in the middle.
Conjoint – Earprints. Label: Source Records (2) – 991234. Conjoint, a sort of jazz and techno supergroup, offers a post-rock jazz odyssey with EARPRINTS. Strange Ideas," for instance, settles into an easygoing groove immediately, buoyed by an effortless vibraphone and a loping beat, with an electronic throb running underneath. The tracks wander about, never firmly alighting on one specific sound or theme, but drift pleasantly. La Pluie et La Seine" is as pleasant as a stroll along the titular river, while "The Joint" has as close to a 4/4 beat as you'll get here, a hushed tick track gurgling underneath the guitar.
This album has an average beat per minute of 107 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 59/169 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page.
The sophomore album from Conjoint charts many of the same vibes as 1997's self-titled album for KM20, though that's hardly a drawback. Moufang and Hodge wrap Berger's laid back vibraphone lines and Ruit's sparse guitar pickings - plus a variety of guests on reeds and organ - with a fabric of similarly gentle (but often free-form) atmospherics and electronics. The beats range from crackly trip-hop ("Strange Ideas," "Four Nine") to more precise electro programming ("Walk On!"), even while the surface music remains surprisingly similar. Though it may not survive a full listen, Earprints includes a lot of intriguing music.
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Conjoint - Earprints Catalog Number: DDS 028LP Format: 2LP Tracklist A1. Earprint Nr1 A2. Strange Ideas A3. Earprint Nr2 A4. Walk On! A5. Earprint Nr3 B1. Four.
|8||La Pluie Et La Seine||3:56|
|11||New York Mary Disaster||7:07|
|12||Born Under A Rhyming Planet At The Foot Of The Odenwald||5:19|
|17||Deductions (Who Can Get Me The Phone# For Mark Hollis Or Tim Friese Greene?)||1:49|
|19||Die Implosion Des Sterns (... Und Das Absolute Nichts Danach)||6:31|
NotesRecorded and mixed at reSource Studio, Heidelberg.
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