3. S.A.B. - S.A.B. live (Sunday Afternoon Blues)
4. YEP live
5. I Know
6. HH Dub
8. Hawaiian Dub
9. Thanx To Soca
CD2 (previously released on "1","2" and "3")
5. 250 BPM Freestyle
6. Big E
All music written by JMX, with dj Donatask, Kaz Lux, Hans Helewaut,
Angélique Willkie, Patrick Bylebyl, Philippe Comte, Aura Berton, Patrick
Riguelle, Filip Casteels, Stoy Stoffelen.
- JMX (guitars, bass, programming, Fx, percussion, loops, vox, Sherman Filterbank)
- DJ Donatask (turntables)
- Stoy Stoffelen (Hi hat, shaker, drums)
- Filip Casteels (guitar, vox)
- Hans Helewaut (Wurlitzer piano, organ,
drum programming, Fx)
- Angélique Wilkie, Aura Berton, Auke Lee et Les Corses (vox)
- Philippe Comte (drums)
- Patrick Bylebyl, François Garny (bass)
- Chantal Pattyn (intro)
- Patrick Riguelle (lapsteel, harmoncia,
Jew's-harp, rhythm guitar)
- Chico Hamilton (loops)
Recorded, mixed and produced by Jean-Marie Aerts
Artwork : Els Pynoo, Shake, JMX
JMX is the private playpen of guitarplayer/producer Jean-Marie Aerts with DJ
DNA aka Donatask, best known from his work with dutch band Urban Dance Squad.
Around these two there's a whole bunch of musicians such as Hans Helewaut (from
Elisa Waut), Angélique Wilkie (from
the first version of Zap Mama), Patrick Bylebyl
& Philippe Comte (from the french reggae-band Babylon Fighters), Filip Casteels
(of El Fish) and also the inevitable Patrick
One these two hour-long loop & guitarfest there's only one pop song : "I
in which JMX reveals himself as a funky re-issue of the late great Serge Gainsbourg
(God rest his soul). The rest is world music, dub, rock, beats, blues, rap, funk,
trance, reggae and about four hundred other styles - all at once. Music without
boundaries. Too often though, the songs start off on a cool loop, bassline, riff
or sample, but end up stranded in repetitivity or lack of progression somewhere
in the middle (eg. Yep, Hawaiian Dub, Loopeli ...). Almost nowhere JMX manages
to convince me of the necessity of his choices, at no point the music sounds like
"this is how it was supposed to be". Something that brought me to the
surprising conclusion that this cd needed a producer.
So it's a nope.
Perhaps an EP with the tracks "Muslim",
"I Know", "Fiesta"
(with a dubble drum-part) and "Pecos" would have made up for another
What makes this "Autonome" into an interesting purchase is the fact
that there's a free bonus cd with it, containing 7 songs from the earlier released
maxi's "1","2" and "3" (vinyl-only).
And your opinion?
Did I get it all wrong, or was I spot-on ? Do you want to share your opinion about
this cd ? Send it in, and I'll put it up here !
This album in the press:
- Svs in Rif-Raf : "Jean-Maries
experiments sometimes remind me of Bill Lasswels urge for renewal on his Axim
label. ... Still, a lot of track lack that drive, power or spark that Lasswel
manages to get from his guests. Be as it may : JMX is a noble, refreshing project.
- Jempi Samyn in Stage "For the price
of just one cd you'll get almost two whole hours of elektro-funk-r&b-rock,
as only JMX manages to produce it. Catchy beats & loops, strange pulses and
noises, funky guitar-riffs : all these are ingredients in the strange brew this
alchemist of underground musical works is serving us.".
- Weekend Knack "Unparralleled cross-over
that at times seems kind of wacky but focusses suprisingly the next moment. Jean-Marie
Aerts - he was well ahead of his time already in the days of TC Matic - maintains
his reputation of being an innovator."
- Dirk Steenhaut in Café des Arts -
de Morgen "JMX links frivolity to abstraction, doubts between exitement
and relaxation, and then ends up choosing a direction nobody thought of. Not everything
is brilliant - but in comparison to the CD of Gohimo - most of the same musicians
where involved in that project - this is much easier to listen to".
The lowest price is in yellow, the highest in red. This price comparison doesn't
take things into account like deduction of shipping expenses when ordering more
than 1 cd, bonus points, differences in guarantees ... Shipping prices are those
for customers in Belgium.
Have you seen this record elsewhere on the net, do you own an online-CD-shop
with Belgian products in it, or if there's something wrong with my calculations
: let me know.
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