[Nagnagnag] Kirk in the 90s
Charles R. Terhune
terhune1 at rcn.com
Wed Jan 14 10:32:56 EST 2004
>Have to disagree with this "Kirk had his best work in 1994" argument I'm
>afraid..sorry. Obviously there was a good deal of top stuff in that year
>("The Conversation" amonst them).
The idea i=of justice comes to mind as one of his weaker works. i think
it was very much of a transitional piece, in that he was working away from
ambient stuff into the newer vein.
> The stuff he's done since then isevery
>bit as imaginative-"Chant to Jah" was a masterpiece (and unique in his
>of work as well) of dub and electronica, love BCD, since the mid 90's he
>released the Nitrogen stuff, Loopstatic, Neurometrik, (which was
>to me than the earlier Electronic Eye CD's), TWAT, Orchestra Terrestrial,
SHIT! I never got orchestra terrestrial!!! Damn!
> plus released the Cabs collections and "Live at the
>Hacienda", one of my fave live Cabs albums. That first Electronic Eye CD
>ace-but had its fair share of "filler" tracks and ambient twiddling too
>which padded out on the 2nd CD....
>He's released weaker albums every so often throughout his career to
>never saw Number Of Magic or Blacworld as "up there" with his best
>work, but has always come back stronger-long live the Kirkster! Neither
>I rate Digital Terrestrial-but even RHK is allowed to have these odd
Number of magic is one of my favorite discs. Really superb funk. I think
alof of his latest stufff has been spotty. BCD and TWAT are okay, but not
terribly "sticky" in my mind. I love the laast electronic eye cd. super
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