Switched On

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Mr. Chop is the alias of Coz Littler, a musician and producer who has an impressive collection of analog equipment and likes his sounds in the vintage style. Littler walks it like he talks it on Switched On, his second album as Mr. Chop; with the exception of one original composition, it's a set of vintage instrumental funk workouts played by Littler and a handful of like-minded studio hands who cut a fat groove while laying all kinds of analog synth madness over the top in a hail of electronic bleeps and blurts. Littler's choice of material is eclectic enough, ranging from Jimmy Smith and Fred Wesley to Coxsone Dodd and Can, and he and his cohorts know how to lay down some...
See more details below
CD
$13.54
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$15.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (2) from $12.50   
  • New (2) from $12.50   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Mr. Chop is the alias of Coz Littler, a musician and producer who has an impressive collection of analog equipment and likes his sounds in the vintage style. Littler walks it like he talks it on Switched On, his second album as Mr. Chop; with the exception of one original composition, it's a set of vintage instrumental funk workouts played by Littler and a handful of like-minded studio hands who cut a fat groove while laying all kinds of analog synth madness over the top in a hail of electronic bleeps and blurts. Littler's choice of material is eclectic enough, ranging from Jimmy Smith and Fred Wesley to Coxsone Dodd and Can, and he and his cohorts know how to lay down some percolating funk while Littler and Mark Burnley make with some abstract synth gurgling that, in this context, sounds more than a little like DJ scratching. The electronics add a cool sheen to performances designed to draw raw sweat, and while the original recordings were frequently dominated by acoustic instruments, the aging synths employed by Mr. Chop give Switched On the sound of an antique electro-funk session. Despite the differences in the instrumentation, Littler and his friends haven't messed much with the essential nature of these songs and their arrangements, so for fans of classic R&B grooves the question is if you want to hear these redone as if they were on some oddball Moog sampler album found in a bargain bin; if the answer is yes, Mr. Chop plays these songs with plenty of fire and a potent dash of wit, and if Switched On sounds more like a novelty than anything else, it's a good enough novelty to bear repeated listening and fill up the dancefloor if a DJ tossed the right track into the mix.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2011
  • Label: Traffic
  • UPC: 165212770520
  • Catalog Number: 27705
  • Sales rank: 259,659

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hung-Up (3:13)
  2. 2 Root Down (And Get It) (3:42)
  3. 3 Breakthrough (3:09)
  4. 4 Givin' Up Food for Funk (3:38)
  5. 5 Blow Your Head (3:41)
  6. 6 Deep Gully (3:26)
  7. 7 Greedy G (3:54)
  8. 8 Happy Birthday (3:51)
  9. 9 Vitamin C (3:56)
  10. 10 Cortex (3:20)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mr. Chop Primary Artist
Malcolm Catto Drums
Coz Littler Bass, Guitar, Vocoder, VCS 3 Synthesizer, Modular Moog
Glyn Williams Hammond Organ, Clavinet, fender rhodes, Mini Moog
Johnny Pop Hammond Organ
Technical Credits
Jimmy Smith Composer
Joe Mansfield Executive Producer
Mr. Chop Producer, Engineer
Egon Executive Producer
Kelly Hibbert Mastering
J. Hendrix Composer
F. Wesley Composer
Coz Littler Composer
I. Schmidt Composer
L. Dickens Composer
Errol F. Richardson Art Direction
Mark Burnley Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously