Review - Feng Shui

Artist: Q-Burns Abstract Message


On "Feng Shui," Q-Burns has crafted an almost indefinable collection of songs that pushes him beyond today's electronica-era and into the new millennium. Attempting to describe his unlikely fusion of house, dub, electro and ambient pop is frustrating at best. But two things are obvious after a few spins of "Feng Shui": Q-Burns sounds like no one else, and no one else sounds like him.

Q-Burns traveled to Iceland to record two tracks with producer/vocalist Daniel Agust of Gus Gus -- "Jennifer," a dreamy electro-pop cover of seminal German krautrockers Faust, and the original composition, "a.s.t." Several other tracks incorporate silky-smooth vocals, which give an added dimension to the minimalist mix. However, it is the trio of songs that close out the CD ("There Must be Something," "Leela" and "Talking Box") that truly place Q-Burns in his own universe, in which Love and Rockets-like acoustic guitar shares space with rolling hip-hop beats, pulsing synths and dub bass-lines.

"Feng Shui" is smart music you can dance to.


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