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Fontanelle / Style Drift
Album:Style Drift Collection:General
Artist:Fontanelle Added:11/2002
Label:Kranky 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-01-06 Pull Date:2003-03-10 
Week Ending:2 Mar23 Feb9 Feb2 Feb26 Jan19 Jan12 Jan
Airplays:2113211

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 13, 2004:Distraction-Limited
Insterstices
4.Feb 20, 2003:Baptism Of Solitude
James Going
2.Feb 26, 2003:Fine Tuning Utopia
James Going
5.Feb 08, 2003:Mais non peut-etre
Just Go Crazy
3.Feb 26, 2003:strange attractors
Red Light Green Light
6.Feb 01, 2003:Mais non peut-etre
Just Go Crazy

Album Review
KZSU Music Department
Reviewed 2003-01-29 
You might've remembered Rex Ritter from Seattle/Portrland space/psych explorers Jessamine. Fontanelle is this incredibly sexy*, Funky (yep sooo damn funky it deserves a capital 'F'!), electro-jazz outfit. If you dig stuff like Herbie Hancock Headhunters-era stuff, Weather Report, Kraftwerk weened on American Blaxploitation (as opposed to Germanic Futurism), and um.... I think this is more Dead Kenny G's area o' expertise... Anyway, it's TRUE, freaky, groovey funk action all the way through.

1.) Slithering, warbling, space-funk from a better version of satin pantsed Buck Rodgers show. Thus, bringing up pre-"Silver Spoons" memories of Erin Grey. Me-ow!
2.) Awwww yeah! Total freaky, robotic, slow & slinky action. I tink R2-D2 is gettin' it on here, too!
3.) Waay looow down jazz-funk, nice drum fills here & there, too.
4.) Spacey twinkels (left over tonalities from Jessamine? Hmmm...) crossed with some interstellar wah-wah trickling down yo' ass.
5.) 70's model Stevie Wonder visits Portland whilst doing halftime jams for the American Basketball Association whilst Ralf & Florian of Kraftwerk discuss new technologies
6.) By the 'fro of Stanley Clarke (Nixon/Ford-era of course) this is dripping wit the tastiness, the grooviness, that is well. Thee Funk!
7.) Robots barking out messages in some strange Issac Asimov meets Melvin Peebles multi-verse whilst Miles' "Bitches Brew" band steps into the jam. To paraphrase Throbbing Gristle: Seven Jazz-Funk Greats! Tips da scale on my funkiness meter.

(* = and yeah I mean that in a "you should totally listen to this & make love to it!" kinda way)

--- Ragnar of Ravensfjord (Ravensfunk? Naaaah maybe not...)

Track Listing
1.Insterstices 4.James Going
2.Just Go Crazy 5.Style Drift
3.Scissure 6.Red Light Green Light
 7.Monday Morning