|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
|With this subtle album, Fat Jon wanders far from what Busta Rhymes might consider hip-hop. He rejiggers a famous Jaco Pastorius bass line to fit the taut groove of "1975;" fashions an odd discussion between mallets, flutes, acoustic guitars and bleating saxophone on "Automated Life Machines;" and embellishes the syncopated snares of "Visual Music" with placid, loungy accompaniments. - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier