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  • 08/20/2008

eR DoN "Tomorrow is Not a Promise"

Robert Nelson's music is tough to keep pace with–in the best possible way. On Subroutines, his just-released full-length for Fourthcity, The Seattle-based producer who works under the alias eR DoN has crafted an album of original samples, like keyboards, field recordings, guitars, and soft percussion, then distorted these sounds so thoroughly you'd be hard pressed to match the new version with the original. Add to that a tempo that takes its cue from the erratic, ever-changing pace of a free jazz session, and you've got an album that will get the experimental electronic music lovers bouncing around like the tracks themselves.

01 Havewards
02 Millions Mega
03 Combs
04 Why Candy Thumbs
05 Placemats are for Plastic
06 My Sense Forgets
07 True Pros Call Name Calling a Calling
08 Hot Lungs
09 Tomorrow is Not a Promise
10 Dow Jones Locker
11 Two Nelsons and a Detachable Face

Average: 7.7 (110 votes)

3 comments Tomorrow is Not a Promise

introcut (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 08/20/2008 - 23:17

"eR DoN's full-length Subroutines is the first album I love that is both Jazz and Hiphop. There have been some solid releases (Miles Davis' later work and Toshinori Kondo vs. DJ Krush come to mind) but these earlier albums did not fully integrate the two aesthetic ideals - their "fusion" was incomplete. eR DoN's success lies in the fact that he created his own genre that, although perhaps best described as equal parts Jazz and Hip Hop, is truly its own thing altogether." - Figa 5000





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fourthcity (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/24/2008 - 23:28

durbucc da destroyA (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 09/30/2008 - 01:18

This is a great Album!!!
Fourthcity Rules!!!

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