Hard, Scotty / Radical Reconstructive Surgery
Album: Radical Reconstructive Surgery   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hard, Scotty   Added:Oct 2006
Label:Thirsty Ear Communication  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-07-22 Pull Date: 2007-09-23 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Aug 19 Aug 5 Jul 29
Airplays: 1 1 6

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 16, 2007: Fiction Romance
Primary Humor
4. Jul 27, 2007: No Cover, No Minimum
St. Clare's Hospital
2. Jul 29, 2007: My First Show
5. Jul 26, 2007: Rocky Johnson
Chance Operation
3. Jul 27, 2007: Memory Select
The General
6. Jul 26, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Eclipse (with Matthew Shipp and John Medeski)

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-07-24
Wow! A sophisticated, and extremely trippy, mixture of funk and modern jazz with sci-fi ambiance. Produced by Hip Hop producer Scotty Hard (Wu Tang clan) and pairing two keyboard players - John Medeski (old analog keyboards) and Matthew Shipp (mostly piano). Bass is contributed by William Parker, drums by Nasheet Waits, additional percussion, by Mauricio Takara and Hard himself. Electronic ambiance and effects – DJ Olive. Pretty heavy on the funk and sci-fi, but very nicely counterbalanced by the crisp piano.
1/1:28. Scratchy, dark and mysterious intro. Merges nicely to the next track.
*2/6:41. Trippy funk. Starts fast with drums and fuzzy guitar(?) and slows down with a trippy jazz piano. Ends with some interesting sampling.
**3/3:40. Lush jazz funk. organ and piano.
4/4:42. Mystery melody. Pensive piano.
*5/4:08. Fabulous Trip-hop. Heavy drums, pads and sci-fi ambiance.
**6/5:27. Keyboard funk. An amazing dialog between organ and piano.
*7/1:21. A short and cool jazz piece. Impressive organ playing.
8/4:54. Jazzy funk leads to psychedelic mayhem, and back.
*9/2:15. Sci-fi funk. More emphasis on the snare and crisp angular piano.
*12:30/10. An epic, tense, slowly evolving, funky trip-hop. Ends more than 4 min before the designated end, but resumes 30 sec from end with a weird voice recording.

Track Listing
1. Primary Humor   6. Eclipse
2. Chance Operation   7. Apothecary's Cabinet
3. St. Clare's Hospital   8. The Peeler
4. Noonday Demon   9. Anatomy Of Melancholy
5. The General   10. Round 2