Funki Porcini / Fast Asleep
Album:Fast Asleep Collection:General
Artist:Funki Porcini Added:Apr 2003
Label:Ninja Tune 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-05-12 Pull Date:2003-07-14 
Week Ending:Jul 6Jun 15Jun 8Jun 1May 25May 18

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 16, 2014:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
We're Out of Here
4.Nov 14, 2012:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon!
We're Out of Here
2.Jun 19, 2013:Pumping Iron
Back Home, What Are You Looking At?
5.Jul 10, 2012:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
We're Out of Here
3.Jun 04, 2013:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
We're Out of Here
6.Mar 22, 2012:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
16 Megatons

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-05-01 
Dreamy, downtempo electronic music. Parts of this music are reminiscent of Angelo Badalamenti's score for Twin Peaks. Parts of it are tedious. Parts of it are warmed-over Boards Of Canada. Here's the sad thing - Funki Porcini was doing this stuff much better a few years ago. This genre has been totally taken over by Boards Of Canada, and this won't get Funki Porcini back in the game.
1. Slow-motion narcotic quality
2. You're enjoying a pleasant, mellow buzz with some faux-strings and dreaminess and then suddenly your roommate breaks into a hyper drum practice session to ruin the mood
3. The ultra-cool sounds of the Hammond B-3 organ over a sloppy mid-tempo beat
4. Mo' slo-mo mello
5. Interlude with muted trumpet and bass line
6. Ominous chords of Twin Peaks
7. Tinkly interlude
8. Metallic mutterings
9. Bass and vibes set a dreamy mood - except that the bass melody bears a resemblance to "Hit the Road, Jack"
10. Shuffling beat
11. Queasy vocals that remind of Genesis P-Orridge's demented mumbling
12. Cheese synth and barely lively
13. Add vaguely exotic (Indian classical) vocals and add to limp rhythm
14. The most Boards Of Canada moment here - slow, quiet rhythmic shuffle, gentle synth, Vocoder vox, repeated phrases

Track Listing
1.What Are You Looking At? 8.New Dope
2.The Big Sea 9.16 Megatons
3.We're Out of Here 10.Tokosaka Train
4.50,000 Ft. Freefall 11.Terminal C3 Uk
5.Sleepy 12.Weow
6.The Great Drive By 13.Offshore Birmingham
7.Last Night Over Norway 14.Back Home