Fat Jon and Styrofoam - The Same Channel (2006)

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Fat Jon and Styrofoam - The Same Channel (2006)

Fat Jon and Styrofoam - The Same Channel (2006)

Artist…….: Fat Jon & Styrofoam
Album……..: The Same Channel
Label……..: Morr
Genre……..: Indie - Electronica
Real. Date…..: Oct-17-2006
Quality……: VBR 200_240 kbps
Size……..: 78 MB

Two in a room. Surrounded by buttons and cables, by guitars, synthesizers, microphones. Fat Jon and
Arne van Petegem (Styrofoam) have recorded The Same Channel during a few weeks. Through days and
nights, interrupted only by short coffee breaks and longer walks. In Arne's studio in Antwerp the two
docked their soundships: Fat Jon, the EmCee and DJ, Arne van Petegem, the guitarist and laptop-artist.
They share the passion for their machines' soul, the filing of their files of two artists who are
able to puzzle over two times for a whole night. All around the world. Cincinnati, Antwerp, Berlin.
The two got to know each other five years ago. In 2001 Arne van Petegem invited Fat Jon, still living
in Cincinnati/Ohio at that time, to a workshop in Antwerp. What followed this first encounter was
great respect for the music of the other and a deep, lasting friendship - as well as the idea of a
common album. The Same Channel has grown out of this. A musical encounter indeed, but far away from
crossover of the indieboy-meetshomeboy- cliches. This album drinks of a common cup, it thinks
musical schools, worlds and last but not least passions together: the onomatopoeic guitars of
Styrofoam, Fat Jon's repetitive idiom, his talent for laconic stories. The klicks' n' cuts, carefully
and detailed interwoven, and a production that - without laying it on thick - makes clear that two
well versed producers are at work. "Scream It Out" is a nimble, catchy track, enticing and tricky in
its alterations and modulations. "Space Ganster" is a creeping track, Dub, smoothly cruising. "Upgrade"
a nonchalant speechstaccato, surrounded by one of theses enticing refrains by Styrofoam. Fat Jon
moved from Cincinnati to Berlin because of love. He is still part of the Cincinnati-based,
Progressive-Hip-Hop-collective Five Deez that releases on the Berlin-based label K7!. Small
world, isn't it? Fat Jon released further the album Afterthought on Ample Soul/Libyus Music. Arne van
Petegem enlarged his indie-guitar background in the late 1990ies by means of a sampler and a Roland
Junosynthesizer - in order to lap about the joins of guitar-songwriting and Elektronika as Styrofoam.
Since these days he released four records on Morr Music.

Track List:

01. Acid Rain Robot Repair 04:07
02. Bleed 07:29
03. Runnin' Circle 04:11
04. Space Gangsta 03:56
05. Nervous Inaction 02:52
06. Upgrade 05:32
07. Scream It Out 04:43
08. The Middle 08:26
09. Generic Genes (spare parts) 04:54
10. Upgrade (grace period mix) 04:21

Runtime 50:31 min