Fontanelle / Style Drift
Album: Style Drift   Collection:General
Artist:Fontanelle   Added:Nov 2002

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-01-06 Pull Date: 2003-03-10
Week Ending: Mar 2 Feb 23 Feb 9 Feb 2 Jan 26 Jan 19 Jan 12
Airplays: 2 1 1 3 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 13, 2004: Distraction-Limited
4. Feb 20, 2003: Baptism Of Solitude
James Going
2. Feb 26, 2003: Fine Tuning Utopia
James Going
5. Feb 08, 2003: Mais non peut-etre
Just Go Crazy
3. Feb 26, 2003: strange attractors
Red Light Green Light
6. Feb 01, 2003: Mais non peut-etre
Just Go Crazy

Album Review
KZSU Music Department
Reviewed 2003-01-29
You might've remembered Rex Ritter from Seattle/Portrland space/psych explorers Jessamine. Fontanelle is this incredibly sexy*, Funky (yep sooo damn funky it deserves a capital 'F'!), electro-jazz outfit. If you dig stuff like Herbie Hancock Headhunters-era stuff, Weather Report, Kraftwerk weened on American Blaxploitation (as opposed to Germanic Futurism), and um.... I think this is more Dead Kenny G's area o' expertise... Anyway, it's TRUE, freaky, groovey funk action all the way through.

1.) Slithering, warbling, space-funk from a better version of satin pantsed Buck Rodgers show. Thus, bringing up pre-"Silver Spoons" memories of Erin Grey. Me-ow!
2.) Awwww yeah! Total freaky, robotic, slow & slinky action. I tink R2-D2 is gettin' it on here, too!
3.) Waay looow down jazz-funk, nice drum fills here & there, too.
4.) Spacey twinkels (left over tonalities from Jessamine? Hmmm...) crossed with some interstellar wah-wah trickling down yo' ass.
5.) 70's model Stevie Wonder visits Portland whilst doing halftime jams for the American Basketball Association whilst Ralf & Florian of Kraftwerk discuss new technologies
6.) By the 'fro of Stanley Clarke (Nixon/Ford-era of course) this is dripping wit the tastiness, the grooviness, that is well. Thee Funk!
7.) Robots barking out messages in some strange Issac Asimov meets Melvin Peebles multi-verse whilst Miles' "Bitches Brew" band steps into the jam. To paraphrase Throbbing Gristle: Seven Jazz-Funk Greats! Tips da scale on my funkiness meter.

(* = and yeah I mean that in a "you should totally listen to this & make love to it!" kinda way)

--- Ragnar of Ravensfjord (Ravensfunk? Naaaah maybe not...)

Track Listing
1. Insterstices   4. James Going
2. Just Go Crazy   5. Style Drift
3. Scissure   6. Red Light Green Light
  7. Monday Morning