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|Posted: 13 Sep 2004 08:20 pm Post subject: Steve Gilmore Reviews: Jim-n-Lisa - Your Scientist's Brain
Title: Your Scientist's Brain
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Fast gathering a very appreciative audience J-n-L have become a bit of
the flavour of the month, and rightly so. Its always nice to see new
people settling in and doing well but its especially pleasing that the
artist(s) also choose to get involved in the forum life as well.
I absolutely loved the last Jim-n-Lisa track I reviewed, Is It Over; as
classy a slice of acoustic pop as you'll find anywhere and a sure sign
that in many ways Jim-n-Lisa are worth the fuss.If earlier tracks
didn't convince you of their seriousness then this track certainly -
nay definitely - will.
Your Scientist's Brain has gone into my all time 2004 favourites list
without passing Go OR collecting its measly $200. What a splendid,
brave track this is; a stripped down backing track provides a bed for
some of the most melodic acoustic lead lines I've heard in a good
while. Mike Kohlgraf is gonna eat his heart out when he hears this,
money on it. This would be right up his street, complete with a couple
of endearing and endlessly human fumbles. I'm one of these people who
actually likes a couple of decent flaws in a track, gives it an extra
spice if you know what I mean. Moreover, some of my best tracks - and
some of yours too I suspect - have been the products of lucky
accidents, sonic or otherwise.
Mind you, they are the kind of fumbles only another guitarist would
spot so I'd say there's nothing to worry about. Besides that, listeners
will be so blown away by what's happening in the track they probably
wouldn't notice if the Second Coming had miraculously arrived. A track
with an atmosphere that you could literally cut with a knife, with Your
Scientist's Brain has elevated Jim-n-Lisa into a much higher status by
my books - and will add to that expanding audience too. Musically, it's
a slow, chill out track but with really superb touches - other than the
killingly effective acoustic leads, of course - especially the
waterdrums that dot the proceedings; and the well placed vocal sample
that really adds to the overall effect.
Superb. Big kudos to you guys, you've given me my first J-n-L 'keeper'.
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