Slim behaved like a saint for the rest of his life, the chances
are he might be reincarnated on a sun-drenched desert island as
dance rhythms and cool-as-you-like sirtar funk that the Ropeman
hammers out in his debut album generate sounds that most dancefloor
artists could only hope to match in their wildest, weirdest dreams.
Elephant Sound has no elephants in it, but it does have
plenty of corking tracks, and kicks the backside of anything else
around at the moment.
got 11 instrumental themes that get stronger and stronger until
reaching a cosmic climax with Mission To The Moog, a hip-hop bone
shaker which features samples from mission control and Neil Armstrong
on his famous Apollo 11 journey. If that's not enough for you,
try driving along to the sublime but ultimately gorgeous Dog In
The Piano, with hilarious lyrics and more than a hint of bad language.
Other highlights are Chairman Of The Board and Your Own Enemy,
which also bring new material to a musical genre that has been
lacking so much in recent months. New single 66 Metres features
the far-out vocals of Shahin Badar, last heard on "Smack
My Bitch Up," and Sunshine Of Your Life is another of the
squadron of greats that Elephant Sound will become famous for.
Sanj Sen is the man behind all this fun and frollicking, and he's
managed to produce an album that compiles the best aspects of
The Prodigy and Fatboy in a gloriously successful debut. It's
time to dig those Elephant Sound, because it looks like it's going
to be an Indian summer.
a lad whose knowledge of samplers, synths and sequencers is equated
by a mastery of strings, stylophones and sitars, makes Elephant
Sound the of sound Skint after hours. Eleven tracks of atmospheric
beat delight from the self-proclaimed chairman of the board. A
heady Bombay mix that takes in Brighton and the Bronx and moves
through a sonic journey around the globe.
On the gig
front, Indian Ropeman's four piece tuskforce have really been
doing the business. With Sanj at the helm, the IRM live experience
includes a drummer, bass guitarist and a scratch decknician. After
rocking the massive Skint In February tour, they were invited
by Fun Lovin' Criminals to support on European manouvres last
liked Elephant Sounds...
Chairman Of The Board
2. Indian Ropeman
3. Stand Clear
4. Sunshine Of Your Love
5. Do Not Deviate From Your
6. Your Own Enemy
7. 66 Meters
8. Dog In The Piano
9. Mission To The Moog Pt. 1
10. Dominant Tonic
11. Mission To The Moog Pt. 2