Funki Porcini On
Funki Porcini - On
(CD/Download) Ninja Tune ZENCD144/ZENDNL144, 2010-05-03

James Braddell AKA Funki Porcini returns with his 5th album for Ninja Tune, his first since 2002's Fast Asleep. Mixing together surreal jazz, found noise, synthetic strangeness and dream logic, On is as beautiful and odd as anything he has made. Braddell could be said to be something of a trip hop pioneer, operating out of the Uterous Goldmine Studio, his Hed Phone Sex album in 1995 brought dark surrealism to sampler music, and pre-dated DJ Shadow's first album Endtroducing. Even before that he released 2 albums in 1994, out of the sunny Umbrain Mountains as 9Lazy9 with Keir Fraser which embraced the coming of the Atari ST and the Aka, amalgamating and manipulating a wide variety of sounds, found and live, such as Thelonious Monk style jams over sinister breaks. All of this helped bring in a golden era of sampler based music, although on On, more live instrumentation is used than any other of the Funki Porcini albums previously.

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