|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
|The artwork to this record drew me in immediately. When I was a kid, my mother dated a man who was a sex therapist and his apartment was this sweet 70's make out pad with velvet paintings on the wall of nude black women. I always thought they were the greatest things in the world; they had this amazing amount of energy and power, and the illustrations on the cover of Wave Motion are similar in subject and style to those paintings. The music compliments the artwork nicely and gives the listener an overall sense of what Fat Jon is communicating with these twelve instrumental hip-hop tracks. It's mostly laid back and smooth with an underlying intelligence that speaks volumes without saying a word. - Alarm Press