|MH-205 Fat Jon The Ample Soul Physician - Wave Motion
Wave Motion, the first full-length instrumental release from Fat Jon The Ample Soul Physician of The Five Deez, explores the deeper side of instrumental hip-hop. Using mature production and seductive jazz samples, Jon has created a truly notable record. Taking equal inspiration from 60's Kind Of Blue jazz and 70's Innervisions soul, Jon has crafted a release that chooses understated melodies and chord changes over cheap thrill loops and scratches. It is the work of someone who has spent years in the studio; it is the work of someone who has created thousands of tracks. Wave Motion is Fat Jon's finest work to date and a solid addition to the Mush catalog.
|Impressive - YRB / Multi-layered labor of love - CMJ / Masterfully Executed - Scratch / I just wish more producers would do this more - Ghetto Blaster / Meticulously composed and arranged - Urb / Proves that hip-hop is about more than the MC - Billboard / An undiscovered classic - Grooves / The more I listen to this, the better it gets - Mean Street
|Wave Motion is an instrumental foray away from blabbermouth hip-hop, and a good opportunity to grasp the genre's higher potential. Impressively, Fat Jon takes subtle yet magnetic jazz samples laced in 1970's analog tapestry, balanced just right with understated digital beat lines and a smidgen of bright effects for the full Ample Soul experience. The mode of mood is meditative, lulling the mind to think and ponder inner skyways. Technical as beat making is, the tracks aren't forced; they're coming at you, not at'cha. Clear and sharply cut, each joint rotates on its own axis, but all have common gravitational pull. Wave Motion gives instrumental hip-hop freshly charted territory in a space clustered by much too much audio and verbal debris. - Uptempo