Friday, July 11, 2008

Revolution Void – The Politics of Pleasure

Rate: 9/10

The third Revolution Void production available on jamendo still has this specific electro-jazz flavour as usual, but at the same it’s slightly different in terms of emphasis on the technical side of the recording. When I listened to The Politics of Pleasure for the first time, I thought that guys from Revolution Void wanted to prove to themselves that they can do extremely crafty performed and neatly produced album. As far as I hear they succeded. The first three pieces is a constant show of technical proficiency on a double high speed. Only Tree Tenants slows down for a minute, but it’s an exception on a LP.
My favourite tunes are Time Flux – a very smooth example of how you may connect phat beats with enjoyable, almost flamenco samples, and How Exciting with sound that reminds me of the classic Deee-Lite’s hit Groove is in the Heart. The only remark I have is that the record is much less experimental compared to the previous two. I suppose my disappointment comes from my high expectations, because if it was a debut album I would pay respect to such a band. With Revolution Void however, I expect them to set new trends and not to repeat sounds that has been already recorded and are well-known (some songs on The Politics of Pleasure resemble Gotan Project, quite a manistream band nowadays). It’s two points down for that, but the record is sensational, so overall it’s nine because it’s still Revolution Void – a classy band with a classy music.

Stay cool,


1 comment:

Jonah Dempcy said...

Thanks for the review! Its good to hear that my fans are encouraging me to try new things and push some boundaries .. I actually have a ton of unreleased music that I felt just didn't fit the R.V. sound completely and am considering releasing under a new moniker. This is because it delves much more into jazz, including a bebop/drum'n'bass track with some very avant-garde soloing. I also have some music that is influenced by my love of video game soundtracks but I feel that the R.V. fans might not share that love, so I'd like to release it under a different name.

If you want to hear some of the more experimental excursions, please email me at and I'd be happy to send you some MP3s of unreleased tracks I'm working on.

Always happy to get feedback and it's great to have a little fire under my butt to keep it experimental! :)


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