"Depth Perception" CD
& Improv Music
Genres: jazz, electronica, funk
Nov 3 - 9 2003
Eyes is a jazz group who blend jazz instrumentation with
electronic turntablism and rhythm. Depth Perception is
their new album and its songs are a lot like those of Kid Koala
project Bullfrog, except with a bit less funk and no vocals.
Mike Pardew's guitar playing is one of the best aspects of
this disc. Coupled with Calkins' terrific sax,
they create some wonderful melodies and energy - "Big Dig,"
for example, is an infectious, enjoyable romp that will stay solid for
listen after listen. Meanwhile, a character known only as
"The Turntable Enabler" is responsible for some fantastic
record playing, for example on the poppy opener, "Overdrawn"
and the funky epic "Thierry's Magik."
Overall, Depth Perception is a very enjoyable and
entertaining album from a new electro-funk-jazz project. Given
the right exposure and promotion, Eleven Eyes could really have
a future ahead of them - the talent's certainly there.
[Vitals: 10 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]