Track of the Week

This is the first of my weekly entries that will be known as "Track of the Week". Basically each Friday I will post my favourite and/or most played track of the week. Sometimes it might be an old track, other times it might be new – either way, it will just be my favourite track of the last week. Who knows, maybe every once in a while it will be a track you've never heard before and will change your life forever! Or something like that anyway.

So, this week's track is…

CompassionBroadway Project – Who's To Blame
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Broadway Project is Dan Berridge, an ambient/jazz artist signed to the Grand Central label. This track, Who's To Blame, is taken from his first album Compassion (released in 2000 on Memphis Industries, then later re-released in 2002). It is an interestingly arranged track in a jazzy style, but it also exerts great levels of depth with the Skalpel'esque beats and multiple layers of instrumentation. I'd liken it to something that Bonobo, Jaga Jazzist, or Quantic would release. It features harmonic vocal samples and strings of an eerie kind that come only from very cinematic tracks.

If you do like artists such as; Bonobo, Quantic, The Cinematic Orchestra, Skalpel and Jaga Jazzist, then you will more than likely enjoy this. The key element to Broadway Project is the cinematic sound, this is what likens it more to artists in the mould of The Cinematic Orchestra than say the other artists of which I have drawn a comparison to.

Useful links:

  • http://www.myspace.com/smojface Miles

    I adore my “cinematic” jazzy, hip-hop/electro stuff. adore jaga (it’s currently in my car AND laptop) and remember seeing the Cinematic Orchaestra for the first time!

    Had a gig last night – The Hub. Kinda jazz vs. metal. 3 players, drummer, alto sax, and electric bass. Never seen so many effects in my life – 4 for the saxist, and.. about 10/12 for the bassist. Well worth seeing!

  • http://www.myspace.com/smojface Miles

    I adore my “cinematic” jazzy, hip-hop/electro stuff. adore jaga (it’s currently in my car AND laptop) and remember seeing the Cinematic Orchaestra for the first time!

    Had a gig last night – The Hub. Kinda jazz vs. metal. 3 players, drummer, alto sax, and electric bass. Never seen so many effects in my life – 4 for the saxist, and.. about 10/12 for the bassist. Well worth seeing!

  • http://www.fizikz.com/ jeej

    Jazz versus metal? I’m not really a fan of metal, but your description makes it sound very interesting! Glad you had a good time.

    What did you think of this track, by the way?

  • http://www.fizikz.com/ jeej

    Jazz versus metal? I’m not really a fan of metal, but your description makes it sound very interesting! Glad you had a good time.

    What did you think of this track, by the way?

  • http://www.myspace.com/smojface Miles

    Sadly, I’m at work (at a school) so I’l have to wait till lunchtime to listen, butI’ll let you know. Sounds promising given your description!

  • http://www.myspace.com/smojface Miles

    Sadly, I’m at work (at a school) so I’l have to wait till lunchtime to listen, butI’ll let you know. Sounds promising given your description!

  • http://www.fizikz.com/ jeej

    That’s cool Miles, I look forward to hearing your thoughts. :-)

  • http://www.fizikz.com/ jeej

    That’s cool Miles, I look forward to hearing your thoughts. :-)

  • http://www.myspace.com/mikebandoni MIke Bandoni

    Good blog sir! Keep it up, all the music folks on myspace should salute you and could probably do with as much hype as they can get! I will keep reading….

  • http://www.myspace.com/mikebandoni MIke Bandoni

    Good blog sir! Keep it up, all the music folks on myspace should salute you and could probably do with as much hype as they can get! I will keep reading….

  • http://www.fizikz.com/ jeej

    Cheers Mike, I appreciate your kind words.

    Hope you are well?

  • http://www.fizikz.com/ jeej

    Cheers Mike, I appreciate your kind words.

    Hope you are well?

  • http://www.myspace.com/wish_ka wishka

    Glad to hear you like Brodway Project, looking forward to your new posts, keep it up ! :)

    Cheers

  • http://www.myspace.com/wish_ka wishka

    Glad to hear you like Brodway Project, looking forward to your new posts, keep it up ! :)

    Cheers

  • http://www.fizikz.com/ jeej

    Thanks matey!

  • http://www.fizikz.com/ jeej

    Thanks matey!

  • http://eashfa.wordpress.com/ Linda

    Good golly gosh. Off the chain posts, nice n sleek, I know I tend to be more messy ;)

  • http://eashfa.wordpress.com/ Linda

    Good golly gosh. Off the chain posts, nice n sleek, I know I tend to be more messy ;)

  • http://www.fizikz.com/ jeej

    Thanks Linda, but only time will tell if I can keep it up!!!

    Did you see my last.fm journal?… http://www.last.fm/user/jeej/journal/2006/05/18/137880/

  • http://www.fizikz.com/ jeej

    Thanks Linda, but only time will tell if I can keep it up!!!

    Did you see my last.fm journal?… http://www.last.fm/user/jeej/journal/2006/05/18/137880/

  • aha

    So this is what all children were waiting for ;P Gav’s pick of the week ;) Broadway Project is great indeed ;) Wishka – thanks for that recommendation ;)
    And you, young Brit, keep it up!

  • http://yeah,youwish aha

    So this is what all children were waiting for ;P Gav’s pick of the week ;) Broadway Project is great indeed ;) Wishka – thanks for that recommendation ;)
    And you, young Brit, keep it up!

  • http://www.newmils.co.uk/ Daymo

    t’is a very interesting song.

  • http://www.newmils.co.uk Daymo

    t’is a very interesting song.

  • http://www.fizikz.com/ jeej

    Ha ha, thanks Joanna!

  • http://www.fizikz.com/ jeej

    Ha ha, thanks Joanna!

  • Aaron

    I found the Compassion a little hard to get into. Yes, yes I know I can happily listen to autechre for days a time in a state of blissful joy, but whatever. This track, however, is excellent. I love how it stops and starts at the beginning giving a sense of anticipation, and how it climaxes and then cools down with the gentle guitars and the self-help-esq vocals. Excellent,

  • Aaron

    I found the Compassion a little hard to get into. Yes, yes I know I can happily listen to autechre for days a time in a state of blissful joy, but whatever. This track, however, is excellent. I love how it stops and starts at the beginning giving a sense of anticipation, and how it climaxes and then cools down with the gentle guitars and the self-help-esq vocals. Excellent,

  • Aaron

    Did I mention the FLUTES at the start? I’m a big fan of FLUTES. A big fan. A big, big fan.

  • Aaron

    Did I mention the FLUTES at the start? I’m a big fan of FLUTES. A big fan. A big, big fan.

  • http://dreamstress.deviantart.com/ Heather

    this was like having an orgasm on a water bed. so very lush and fluid. you know how much i appreciate that in music. Dammit, you still need to listen to Dirty Three’s Ocean Songs

  • http://dreamstress.deviantart.com Heather

    this was like having an orgasm on a water bed. so very lush and fluid. you know how much i appreciate that in music. Dammit, you still need to listen to Dirty Three’s Ocean Songs