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4.5 stars Average rating: 4.5 stars from 26 vote(s).
 
 
 
#216: General Fuzz / Red Balloon
M3U FMP3  Tracks : 14
 
A bit of a mixture this time. General fuzz sent along 4 entire albums for submission to the kollective, and what follows is a 'hand picked' selection of what I think are the highlights. a vast range of audio treats in this release, ranging from ambient and chilled 21st century idm to the early 90's styled techno beats of old. tracks of merit for me include: ray squared, smiling perspective. notes from the musician: All the music on this compliation is creative commons licensed, and can be downloaded for free off my website: generalfuzz.net Various credits go to: Jason Parmar on tabla for summer, bars of parmar; Sarah Holzman on flute for flow tater; JP Cutler on guitar for sliding forward. Watch out for the next release - the last release before Kahvi goes on summer vacation! Expect something a bit special...
   
 
 
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Bobe-On wrote on 27/10/09, 12:20 am
Less than Crazy about GF's music, however, Detatched Reality's probably one of my favourite tunes of the year from Kahvi. Love how it evolves, the sounds and the mood. The other kept is Unconscious Alliance, although I snipped out the middle part in an editor.
Hey, GF, you have the most verbose intro (click on name) on Kahvi so far! ;)
 
Sinewalker wrote on 01/05/08, 3:42 pm
This is my favourite kahvi release. I don't normally bother with comments, since they seem full of weird stuff no-one would bother to read (e.g. what is nickchen on about? whatever!)

"Fuzz" seems to be an apt name for this fusion of Funk and Jazz. It's musically quite advanced, especially the last track. Just listen to it. Like most of Kahvi's releases, this is one you can actively listen to, or just have going through your cans while you get some work done. It rewards both use cases. Unlike some of the IDM stuff that demands your attention...

I can't stop playing it. Great work
 
Nickchen wrote on 01/05/08, 3:42 pm
Good handicraft, poor musicality. Elevator music for elderly middle class people. Lalalala.

Typical example of the trivial "new" kahvi sound. I prefer artists, such as Randomajestic or Esem.
 
MaGIc laNTern wrote on 01/05/08, 3:42 pm
Amazing release! It reminded me of the old ones. :)
 
Rubicante wrote on 01/05/08, 3:41 pm
I wasnt sure what I was going to expect with a name like "general fuzz" but its actually really really good.

Try it!
 
Micksam wrote on 01/05/08, 3:41 pm
I have to tune my speaker setup again for this release. Ussually it's on-pair with headphones. Too bad my good ones are off for warentee repairs.

At first listen, this sounds like another toned-down release from kahvi. Nothing too loud, nothing too exciting. Instruments used throughout.

It's the second listen, when things are quiet down here at home, that I realized the true genius of these tracks.

Good variation of sounds, use of instruments [piano/guitar/flute] is well placed, though I think is over-powering in some tracks.

Some tracks seem to be influenced by some mainstream tracks from other genres, maybe that's just my imagionation. However, "Found Groove"'s beginning sounds awfully familar ;) [kahvi209]. I'd also like to say: I love the cover. Great job all around!