Pacific Drift: Western Water Music, Vol. 1

Pacific Drift: Western Water Music, Vol. 1

by Nobody
     
 
The first album by Elvin Estela (aka Nobody) was a sort of electro-jazz-hip-hop outing that reflected the city streets through a prism of artfully arranged analog clutter and funky beats. On the aptly titled Pacific Drift, he takes things in a more psychedelic direction, still serving up the funky breaks but keeping things generally more

Overview

The first album by Elvin Estela (aka Nobody) was a sort of electro-jazz-hip-hop outing that reflected the city streets through a prism of artfully arranged analog clutter and funky beats. On the aptly titled Pacific Drift, he takes things in a more psychedelic direction, still serving up the funky breaks but keeping things generally more smooth and groovy than heavy and pumping. The songs, interestingly, are mostly covers of psychedelic hits from the 1960s. He's helped out on this project by members of Postal Service, Dntel, Mars Volta, and Beachwood Sparks, among others. On "Porpoise Song," Chris Gunst croons in a swooning multi-tracked voice over a lazy drum loop and a chortling Mellotron; "Sioux's Rain, Pt. III" sounds like some aboriginal Martian's idea of reggae; on "I Won't Hurt You," Jimmy Tamborello mutters over a cheesy analog organ and cheesier rhythm box. In a way, the instrumentals are the best -- fun as these vocal interludes are, they ultimately tend to detract from Nobody's subtly quirky and elegant compositions. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2003
Label:
Ubiquity
UPC:
0780661113522
catalogNumber:
11135

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nobody   Primary Artist
Isaiah Owens   Keyboards
Jimmy Tamborello   Vocals
Paul Larson   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Chris Gurnst   Vocals
California Soul Serac   Group Member
Languir   Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Carole King   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Shaun Harris   Composer
Tom Rapp   Composer
Michael Lloyd   Composer
C.C. White   Composer
Nobody   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Jeff Moore   Collage
Rich Medina   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Jeff Harris   Engineer

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