Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hip-Hop's Jack Kerouac

AKA: (What the F••• is a) JAY ELECTRONICA!
My critique of what makes a good or bad movie is habitually based on the music in the movie. I feel as though it can make it or break it, because great music conveys and increases a certain emotion. Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind is a favorite movie of mine mostly because of the mood of the music and the emotion from the actors is Spot ON. And again, in THIS, Jay did a perfect job of matching his attitude with the mood rendered from Jon Brion's soundtrack to the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
This was a free release made available on a his Myspace page back in 2007. It is 15 continuous minutes of music, without drums, and there are five segments, marked by changes in music and mood. The occasional snippets of sampled dialogue are from the movie “Turtles Can Fly” (the children arguing in Farsi), and Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The first segment is comprised of spoken word by Just Blaze and Erykah Badu describing the first time she met Jay.


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