it's become urban house:|
for a long time (since their Reverence album was released in '96) I've been a fan of this band/project, cause the lyrics, the music, the whole package appeals to me in a strange way. They have (or at least as I have reckoned) underground status, and this makes me like it even more.. They consist of four main elements named Sister Bliss (polish keyboard/piano player, mixer), Maxi Jazz (lyrics, rap), Rollo (songwriter, dance producer/remixer), Jamie Catto (doesn't listen to club music, vocals, cannabis), who combined with other (coming and going) elements such as Dido, Pauline Taylor, Boy George, Dave Randall among others. All of which have different lifestyles, culture and knowledge to create intelligent, interesting music. Now, before I do Outrospective, let's first sum up some facts concerning the previous albums;
Reverence - great techno most of it. the track 'reverence' really made an impression. the diversity from i.e. Salva Mea to If Lovin' you is wrong is .. huge. appealing to me when I first (by coincidense, if there's anything like that) bought it with the remix cd Irreverence, was the great words by the G.O.D Maxi Jazz, and stunning music by Rollo/Sister Bliss. It all had an unpersonal, but reverend feel, and I was hooked..
Sunday 8 p.m. - this album released in 1998, and I bought it expecting some new techno tracks having seen God is a DJ on MTV, but boy was I wrong! opening with sweet jazz in the garden I was tottally stunned by beauty itself. Going from reverence to sunday 8 p.m was like leaping over a mountain. faithless had become alot more personal in their lyrics, and this is what THE TIMES wrote: "House, Funk Hip Hop, Jazz, call it what you like this music has got soul." ..later next year came Saturday 9 a.m, a remix add, but I never got to buy it.
Back to Mine - I found out about this CD by the internet (god bless!), and it's a remix album where Sister Bliss and Rollo have remixed alot of drawnback music from their own collection, therefore the name. This record is very drawnback as mentioned, and extremely formed the way I see Faithless as a serious project. Music like Tindersticks, Dido and Michael Jackson are also featured, another reason to buy it! (Maxi Jazz is absent in this remix CD, but it still has his (or Faithless') puffed atmosphere.)
Maxi Jazz from the God is a DJ video