Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Herbie Hancock - Sound-System

Herbie Hancock had quite a hit with Rockit from the Future Shock album and he followed that album up with Sound-System a year later. Co- produced with Bill Laswell/Material it was also mainly a funk, r&b, techno/industrial type record that was filled with drum machines and synthesizers with some guitar, percussion, turntable and horns thrown into the mix. Most of the songs are based on rhythm not melody while a couple of the songs have quite an African influence and sound almost like some strange kind of hybrid that almost seems like it won't work but it actually does. Jazz this is not, however interesting it may be. Nothing wrong with that I don't need music to fit into easily labeled boxes. Do you?

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