S.I.M.O. / Bridging The Void
Album: Bridging The Void   Collection:General
Artist:S.I.M.O.   Added:Dec 2008
Label:Sleevin Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-01-11 Pull Date: 2009-03-15 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 22 Feb 8 Feb 1 Jan 25 Jan 18
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 07, 2009: New World Disorder
4. Feb 07, 2009: New World Disorder
Don't Forget
2. Feb 28, 2009: New World Disorder
Dub City
5. Jan 31, 2009: New World Disorder
Punks Of Funk
3. Feb 18, 2009: The Heart of KZSU
Step Into
6. Jan 24, 2009: New World Disorder
Dub City

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-01-11
S.I.M.O. - Bridging the Void
Reviewed by Sadie O., 12/27/08
Funky club/dub/ragga/skank with tons of techno blats and glitch – from San Francisco. The frog on the back cover seems to be inspiration for some of the electronics. It’s so farty that it gave me a headache listening to it all the way through (but I think I was working on a headache – it’s just after Xmas, after all...) Crazy stuff!
FCC on track 9, which is a damn shame (but true to the original.)
I like 7 best – and 9, despite its very clear FCC…
1. 4:04 ***downtempo relaxed funky drumbeat and frogs. Electronic boops and talking in Jamaican accent.
2. 4:30 **downtempo with lots of electronic sounds and talking. Almost a Kwaito beat.
3. 4:14 *upbeat club beat, whispered speaking with British accent.
4. 4:44 ***slow cobbled beat, electronic throbs, variety of voices male and female. Shout out to SF. Warning – we are EXTREMELY stoned on this bus.
5. 4:53 **fast club beat with springy electronics. Instrumental (basically) – adds stuff and gets much more interesting.
6. 3:13 ***midtempo fractured and cobbled beat with lots of knob-turning. Instrumental.
7. 6:02 ****fast club beat with lots of percussion – fun sound. Warning – when you say “funk” with a lot of muffling and distortion, guess what it sounds just like?
8. 4:50 ***downtempo fractured skank with boops and deep male speaking. Ends with incongruous moment of electric guitar.
9. 4:55 FCC: “shit” (not to mention “is she trying to get out of that clitoris?”) ****midtempo sashay with half-whispered cover of the Stranglers classic – it’s odd, but nice ‘n’ sleazy, which is the point, after all.
10. 4:40 **midtempo club skank with hums and blats, and occasional calls for marijuana.
11. 3:34 ***bit of George Bush (ick!), slow skank ‘n’ blat with bluesy hints.

Track Listing
1. Don't Forget   6. Smut!
2. Devon Clotted Skank   7. Punks Of Funk
3. Got The Squad   8. Step Into
4. Dub City   9. Peaches
5. Mindless Banta   10. Xvx
  11. Def Con