Japanese Release featuring Two Bonus Tracks: 'mass Destruction (Chemical Brothers Remix)', and 'mass Destruction (Paul Jackson Remix)'.
2件中1 - 2件目のレビューを表示
まずはTr.02の21世紀スタイルの「Sign 'O' The Times」に感動。
Open hearts, no strategies.
Decisions based upon faith and not fear.
People who live right now and right here.
I want the wisdom that wise men revere."
~I Want More - Part 2
No Roots is filled with lyrics rooted in truth and "I Want More - Part 2" is especially meaningful in that regard. While Sweep knocks you off your feet and leaves you a little dazed, Miss U Less, See U More is surprisingly refreshing. "How could I continue to be the sky without my earth." So romantic...
Filled with social commentary and stories, this music is beautiful and meaningful. The wisdom reaches the heart of the matter and is very palatable in a variety of musical styles.
"You will always be a friend to me
My love persists over land and sea, through centuries"
No Roots slips and slides in musical waves that branch out into wide-open spaces of sound and becomes hypnotizing. You are not sure where one song ends and one begins as the song morphs into "Swingers" as the energy increases and the pace grows ever more rapid. Truly quite fascinating but very intense leading you into a dreamy "Pastoral." You can hardly believe the same band is producing such a variety of moods and musical places. One minute they are rapping, the next floating in dreamy soundscapes of ultimate piano perfection and then delving into club moods. This album is a much more intense album than Outrospective but has some interesting lyrics I enjoyed.
~The Rebecca Review
first, he notes that, as opposed to the other faithless albums, which at times take excursions into sonically experimental territory, "no roots" was recorded entirely in the key of C, and was meant to sound as melodic as possible. not a whole lot of sister bliss's Tidy-esque nob-twiddling should be expected....though at times it's amazing to see the amount of self-restraint one imagines her exhibiting when she does get to start playing around (see the remix of "mass destruction" tacked onto the end of the album for a chance to hear her let loose and have some fun).
the other thing that's important to note is that "no roots" was approached, per rollo, as faithless's last album.
there seems to have always been a huge underworld/faithless debate. underworld gave us the tech-night classics "born slippy" and cowgirl". faithless gave us those modern hard house/trance anthems "insomnia" and "god is a dj".
however, the last missive we heard from the boys in underworld...was really quite boring, and the album actually seemed to support only two real songs.
faithless has ALWAYS kept their song-based structure, even when some of those songs (i.e. most of "outrospective") seemed lacking or stretched ("i'm the left eye/you're the right/would it not be madness to fight/we come one"???? i think we've heard that before...on EVERYTHING). here, on "no roots", it's no different. faithless tackles the threat of world war, and also maxi jazz's favorite topic, love, with a precision and restraint unlike we've yet seen on a faithless record. there's no out of place beat, no track that's on the album purely to be released as a single. everything has its place, and while it may be an easy listen, isn't it about time faithless made one album that didn't have a track with enough sonic high-end to make your dog's teeth itch?
and, in typical faithless fashion, there are a couple of collaborations with dido, which will no doubt get announced on the cover of the album when "no roots" get a US release in an attempt to sell more records, but the fact that that's not the band's choice is respectable.
if this is faithless's last call, we're left with maxi jazz's final words, a tale of street life and hardship echoing and swirling around inside a wash of bass, the same way they'll echo and swirl around inside your head. don't take the music's melodic tone as a sign the lyrics have let up on this album: they haven't. this is still the thinking person's dance act. and you'll have ideas aplenty to chew on for days after.