Arnold, John / Neighborhood Science
Album: Neighborhood Science   Collection:General
Artist:Arnold, John   Added:Sep 2003
Label:Ubiquity Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-09-29 Pull Date: 2003-12-01 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Nov 30 Nov 16 Nov 9 Oct 19 Oct 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 10, 2005: Dancing in Outerspace
4. Mar 01, 2004: Big Love
We're not
2. Jan 20, 2005: An Epiphany of Captain Dee
5. Nov 24, 2003: piggy's treat
Get Yourself Together
3. Oct 11, 2004: Go For Dover
6. Nov 15, 2003: subbing for big chief
We're not

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-12-08
Arnold, John: Neighborhood Science Label: Ubiquity

The more I listen to this CD, the more I realize that I’ve become too used to house music – the consistent 4-4 beat and formulaic loops that is easy to dance to. This is not house, but a mix of broken beat w/ R&B stylings. This is the latest, I’d say, in “urban soul” – that’s not based on the same house/disco formula. There is a lot more experimentation, electronically, and the beat programming is a lot less predictable. I like it. Try: 2,4,7,8.

1. broken beat, insistent analog bass, R&B vox
2. big broken-beat, tweaky analog electronics, robo vocals, retro-funk
3. funky soul w/ a melancholy touch
4. grindin’ bass, tech-y broken beat, cool electro-ish flava
5. mellow downtempo funk instrumental, simple loops
6. downtempo, w/ spacey synth, broken-beat, w/ electronic blippies
7. soulful deep-house w/ kind of a broken-beat, I like the melodies here
8. funky beat patterns & a catchy analog synth melody that builds up
9. almost a new-age-y harp sound laid on to snappy drum breaks, nice

Track Listing
1. I Can Be   5. Broken
2. Rough   6. Fabric
3. Inside   7. Get Yourself Together
4. We're not   8. Anaconda
  9. Neighborhood Science