Broadway Project是英国制作人Dan Berridge的个人Project,我是今年上半年听到他在今年发行的"In Finite"后,就不可能不喜欢他了.
这样说吧,如果你喜欢Trio-hop的影像感,Towntempo的缓拍,Fusion Jazz/Avant-Garde的乐器演奏,一些先锋的电子意识,那你会喜欢Broadway Project的唱片,当然Broadway Project的音乐不是这些原素的大拼凑,Dan Berridge的三张唱片完全属于他个人的风格,一种音乐品味和制作技术高度融合而产生的极具电影戏剧感的听觉体验.（转）
Dan Berridge is one of our generation’s finest leftfield musical talents.
Compassion is a masterpiece of electronic melancholy...
Dan Berridge releases In Finite, the third album from his critically acclaimed Broadway Project on Grand Central Records.
An all-out composer, Berridge has scored numerous award winning short films and completed commissions for Channel 4 and the BBC. Inspired by the love of avant-garde jazz, hip hop breaks and the cinema aesthetic, the Broadway Project sound is naturally epic. Its soul penetrating grooves are gripped by a deep emotional charge and indeed, the project did initially only take form as something of a creative outlet for Dan’s recovery from ME/chronic fatigue syndrome.
A blessing in disguise perhaps, as within two years Broadway Project had numerous EPs out on London’s Memphis Industries label, followed by two albums: Compassion and The Vessel.
Fulfilling his ultimate aim of translating Broadway Project into a stage performance, Berridge retains the grand scale of his work while delivering a contemporary and unique performance: beats and piano led, with the free jazz aesthetic interwoven throughout. One man and his laptop, this is not. Accompaniment includes some of the UK’s best young jazz musicians, such as Perrier Award winning Matthew Bourne on piano and Riaan Vosloo on double bass, both of whom have taken time out from their own electric jazz outfit, the Electric Dr M, to play on ‘In Finite’.
Taking the heavy crack of cutting edge hip-hop production techniques, he whips his earthy jazz and classical influences into an emotionally compelling frenzy. Ethereal melancholic sounds will seep into your blood, grab your inner core and pin you down whilst simultaneously evoking an overwhelming feeling of breaking free and escaping. Obsessive, emotive and clever - this is a labour of love like no other.
Prepare to be blown away.
02. I, Partisan
03. Blood In The Temple
04. Coutance/Magic Mirrors
05. A Japanese Garden
06. Raga 5
07. Ancient Voices
08. Solar, Lunar
10. Screwtape's Mistake
11. The World
12. Message From The East
13. The 3rd Stream