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3-D - Future Primitive Reviewed By Steve Rudd
While most of the tracks begin with refined subtlety, in most cases it isn't long at all before the tracks unfold into gloriously engaging and high-kicking instrumentals.
And it isn't just rock beats that form the backbone of these tracks, as all sorts of musical styles crop up, with funk, hip-hop and breakbeat rhythms being presented with stylish panache.
Nor is it just drumbeats that make up the tracks, because a variety of auxiliary instruments such as upright bass and refreshing blasts of sax flesh out a number of cuts.
With Pharaoh's Groove nudging nicely into the far more atmospheric Shady number, the latter of which comes complete with an entrancing smattering of beats that all coalesce wonderfully.
The naturally upbeat Celebration precedes perhaps the coolest cut of them in all Funk Shui, whilst the moody keyboard-based melody that anchors Native Space lends an emotional weight to the beats before, the mighty Symphonic Break proves itself to be a mini-masterpiece in every respect.
All in all, Future Primitive (which was recorded in LA) is potentially the most original and engaging album you'll hear all year. Far from being a concept album that might sound to appeal to drummers and drummers only, that's not the case, for anybody who appreciates strong beats will surely love this release.
In the meantime, Woody says that he harbours plans to stage some live shows ...., and thus to play some of the numbers featured on Future Primitive.
As loudly and as proudly as possible before a captive audience that won't have any choice but to be all ears once Woody & Co. slide behind their drum kits with a crazy glint in their eyes... with their sticks prophetically poised, and pure adrenaline coursing through their music-obsessed veins.
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