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Solex / Low Kick and Hard Bop
Album:Low Kick and Hard Bop Collection:General
Artist:Solex Added:Nov 2001
Label:Matador Records 

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 04, 2007:Where the Girls Are
Shoot Shoot!
4.Jul 22, 2005:Distraction-Limited
Comely Row
2.Feb 15, 2007:Trip Over Zero
Not a Hoot!
5.Jul 14, 2005:Trip Over Zero
Not a Hoot!
3.Jul 05, 2006:Trip Over Zero
Not a Hoot!
6.Mar 04, 2005:Trip Over Zero
Shoot Shoot!

Album Review
Hannah Mae
Reviewed 2002-10-17 
Ramshackle constructed pop with odd rhythms and ultra-effected vocals. Solex main woman Elisabeth Esselink runs a used record store in Amsterdam and gets her samples out of the dollar bin. Sounds like she's raiding the big band, country and 60's pop sections these days - lots of swingy drums, slide guitar and space-age sounds here. This is great shit, quite recommended to fans of Kid Koala-style sample fuckery as well as popsters.

1. skittery beat, woonky bass, harmonica and flute samples
2. clicks and chimes, slinky guitar - an avant-surf band in a clock factory
> 3. organ! and some oh-oh-ohs
> 4. Phil Spectorish - big echoey drums and harmony vox
5. spy horns, rubbery reverb
6. big-band drums and piano, muted vox
7. funk piano and sly horns
> 8. revving guitar
9. brushed cymbal gives it a jazzy air
10. beeps and beats, slide guitar, horns
> 11. has a quasi-ye-ye vavoom to it
12. piano loop, standup bass, horns - a pop song from jazz pieces
13. jerky and repetetive
14. drama! short.
> 15. great swing to it

Track Listing
1.Low Kick and Hard Bop 8.Comely Row
2.Mere Imposters 9.Ease Up You Fundamentalist!
3.Have You no Shame, Girl? 10.The Dot on the I Between the
4.Not a Hoot! 11.Good Comrades Go to Heaven
5.Knee-High 12.Cayenne
6.Honey (Amsterdam Is not L.A. 13.Ololo
7.Shoot Shoot! 14.You Say Potato, I Say Aardap
 15.Look... no Fingerprints!