Monday, 9 May 2011

Guy J - 1000 Words review

Guy J, 1000 Words? Perfection? Possibly.

Usually, an artist, DJ or producer makes a couple of great tracks under a given psuedonym. But quite often, it seems when they make an album, it fails to match the brilliance of those stand alone masterpieces.

Some producers, of course, can do a full album. Perhaps the best example of this would be Ima, BT's first artist album (Spadang gives his age away there!). A bloody masterpiece seldom equalled, or bettered since by anyone. Including BT himself! Until now.

Guy J's 1000 words, is a great artist album.

1000 Words is even better than Guy's debut album, Esperanza (the best tune on that album being Night Loss. Amazing tune).

With a total of three discs, you know a lot of time and effort has been put into 1000 Words. Disc 1 is the more mellow intro to disc 2's "clubbier" feel. Both discs 1 and 2 are mixed, meaning the journey that we at Spadang HQ love to go on is provided, first class! Disc 3 contains unmixed versions of tracks found on the first 2 discs.

If Night Loss was the best tune on Esperanza, Easy As Can Be is the best on 1000 Words.
But the whole album is polished and grown up. A true masterpiece and well worth a listen.
Should you buy it? Definitely.

Disc 1 (mixed)
Intro
Moderate
You
Fall Star (Rising Mix)
The Right Place
My Organ Friend
Spica
Electric Tale
Lamur
I Lost My Head (AM Mix)
Stay Cow
Fly

Disc 2 (mixed)
Intro
Doves
Limbo
Easy As Can Be
My Thought Of You
Sahara
Teva
No Under But You
Heliscope
Personal Haze
Azimuth
I Lost My Head
Whirlpool

Disc 3 (unmixed)
Doves
Limbo
Easy As Can Be
My Thought Of You
Sahara
Teva
No Under But You
Heliscope
Personal Haze
Lost My Mind
Azimuth