Bomb The Bass – Future Chaos

January 01, 1970




Twenty-one years after acid house, “Beat Dis,” and a history
of productions and remixes including Bowie, Bjork, Neneh Cherry and U2 comes
Tim Simenon’s newest idea of what Bomb The Bass should be. This time (but not
the first time) it’s a rockers’ paradise filled with samples-less electro-soul
and languorous moody passages that come off as similar to the swoopy synth
thing he made with Depeche Mode.


That’s not so bad. Hell, it’s better than the imitation that
She Wants Revenge seems hell-belt on executing. Simenon keeps the music bloopy
and somber. Singer Paul Conboy is a pleasant sounding chap and he makes the
quiet whirr-squiggle-thump of “Smog” and “Hold Me Up” fine-oh-fine with his
gently winded croon. And while guests like Fujiya & Miyagi swing through
the cool breeze of Future Chaos on
the broom of slightly sparer but kinkier “Butterfingers,” Mark Lanegan pretends
he’s Tom Waits (“Black River”) and Jon Spencer
pretends he’s Wall-E (“Fuzzbox”). No acid here.


Standout Tracks: “Butterfingers”
“Black River” “Smog” A.D. AMOROSI


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