The Beauty in Distortion/The Land of the Lost

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Said to be a prelude to an imminent album and billed as a double EP, despite adding up to well over 90 minutes of music (single LPs have been known to be a third as long), The Beauty in Distortion/The Land of the Lost has been downplayed as a teaser release, which is understandable since there is a wide range of material offered up, a fair amount of filler included. However, between the two discs, there is a single LP's worth of prime neo-new wave synth funk, much of it attractively twisted and dipped in sleaze. J*Davey are a duo: Brook, the male half, does the production, seemingly inspired by the rhythmic complexities of both late-'70s dancefloor-oriented fusion and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Said to be a prelude to an imminent album and billed as a double EP, despite adding up to well over 90 minutes of music (single LPs have been known to be a third as long), The Beauty in Distortion/The Land of the Lost has been downplayed as a teaser release, which is understandable since there is a wide range of material offered up, a fair amount of filler included. However, between the two discs, there is a single LP's worth of prime neo-new wave synth funk, much of it attractively twisted and dipped in sleaze. J*Davey are a duo: Brook, the male half, does the production, seemingly inspired by the rhythmic complexities of both late-'70s dancefloor-oriented fusion and left-field hip-hop as much as synth-reliant new wave; Jack, the female half and the vocalist, is closer in sound to early Stacey Q than anyone else, if mostly a perverted droid of some unique kind. The collaborator list is extensive, including Georgia Anne Muldrow, ?uestlove, Phonte, and Kardinal Offishall, but J*Davey work best when they are on their own, or when assisted only by the odd instrumentalist -- as they are on most of The Beauty in Distortion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2008
  • Label: Interdependent Media
  • UPC: 603993160210
  • Catalog Number: 1072
  • Sales rank: 240,604

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Divisions of Joy (1:51)
  2. 2 Mr. Mister (4:22)
  3. 3 Everybody Touch It (4:11)
  4. 4 Private Parts (5:46)
  5. 5 No More (6:30)
  6. 6 Camera (Gangsta) (3:32)
  7. 7 Might as Well (4:44)
  8. 8 Cowboys & Indians (5:06)
  9. 9 Enterception (5:17)
  10. 10 Mr. Mister (4:04)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hi Sun (2:45)
  2. 2 Slayers - Pacific Division (4:45)
  3. 3 Rock the Dancehall (4:08)
  4. 4 Hi's & Lo's - Nicki (3:59)
  5. 5 Lil Big Heads (3:05)
  6. 6 Thick (Interlude) (1:42)
  7. 7 Valley of Love (3:39)
  8. 8 Just Because (5:49)
  9. 9 Venus 2 Mars (1:57)
  10. 10 Lalaland - Elucid (2:59)
  11. 11 No More (6:42)
  12. 12 Finer Things ("Bossin Up") (5:24)
  13. 13 Slooow (4:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
J*Davey Primary Artist
Brook D'Leau Group Member
Georgia Anne Muldrow Vocals
Technical Credits
Georgia Anne Muldrow Producer
J*Davey Composer
Evan Phillips Executive Producer
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