A Reminiscent Drive
Now is the time for the survivors. The new century has digested easy techno music and computerized control. Now, what we need is a total cultural understanding of all things musical, like having a well developed sense of mental gymnastics. And that's exactly what Jay Alansky has. ...show more
Now is the time for the survivors. The new century has digested easy techno music and computerized control. Now, what we need is a total cultural understanding of all things musical, like having a well developed sense of mental gymnastics. And that's exactly what Jay Alansky has.
He always has, since the pre-punk and decadent folk music of the Beautiful Losers and since the "Price of Love", his double album obsessed with Spector, Rundgren and the Beach Boys. Afterwards, with the "A Reminiscent Drive" project, he gave us Balearic House along with reinvented electronic, brought the British techno scene to its knees with "Mercy Street" and "Ambrosia" became a classic of lounge and of its compilations. All this without sampling and without computers, by appropriating Burt Bacharach, the Residents or R. Gottehrer.
Jay Alansky invented downtempo before its time. In the meantime he wrote for Julien Clerc, Lio and Jil Caplan and offered the Innocents their first big hit. Jay Alansky?s inspiration all along came from delving into that giant jukebox that serves as his brain. We can not help but evoke, when listening to a piece like "Un maximum de lumière", all that prophetic German electronic rock in the style of Can, Neu or Amon Duul2. ...show less
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