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Jealousy

Jealousy

by Keoki
     
 
Similar to Keoki's earlier album for Moonshine, Ego Trip (1997), Jealousy features songs written by fellow Moonshine artist Dave Audé yet is marketed as a Keoki album. Much changed in the four-year sabbatical that separates these two albums. Ego Trip dropped around the time electronica was being

Overview

Similar to Keoki's earlier album for Moonshine, Ego Trip (1997), Jealousy features songs written by fellow Moonshine artist Dave Audé yet is marketed as a Keoki album. Much changed in the four-year sabbatical that separates these two albums. Ego Trip dropped around the time electronica was being promoted as the "next big thing" -- around the time album artists like Prodigy and the Chemical Brothers were in vogue. However, in 2001 things were different -- the hoopla had simmered. Keoki, a self-tagged "superstar DJ" -- and an album artist much like the aforementioned artists -- had to essentially recreate himself, particularly since much of his audience had outgrown him or forgotten about him. So it's not exactly a surprise to see Keoki doing something as audacious as covering Frankie Goes to Hollywood's infamous "Relax." It's not a particularly inventive version of the song, but it does serve as a revealing way to view this album: throughout Jealousy, Keoki is playing the role of pop
ock star, a sort of David Bowie character for the post-electronica age. Many of these songs feature his vocals, and he does his best to make the music accessible and well-anchored within the already well-established pop
ock tradition. Therefore, if you appreciate pop
ock-style electronica like Prodigy or BT, there's a good chance you'll find something here to savor. Even if it's a departure from his past work, Jealousy does find Keoki moving forward and trying new things, for better or worse. [A bonus disc includes two remixes each of "Pass It On," "Jealousy," and "Relax."]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2001
Label:
Moonshine Music
UPC:
0785688014623
catalogNumber:
80146

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