Jesus Life for Children Under 12 Inches

Jesus Life for Children Under 12 Inches

by Kid Loco


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Jesus Life for Children Under 12 Inches

French abstract hip-hop wiz and master remixer Kid Loco spins through the international pop underground on this slight, but very satisfying, remix disc. Working a diverse collection of artists -- from the massive (Pulp), to the midsize (Talvin Singh) to the minuscule (Gak Sato) -- Loco sends a passel of sonic options gliding along a surrealistic pillow of ambient groove. At times, as with oft-remixed high-pop legends the Pastels, we can hear the sound of indie rock gently floating into the next century. The band's "The Viaduct" loops through a lolling, futurist trip-hop plane that serves as a perfect companion to its fetchingly cooed lyric, "We need to stray/ And find a gateway." Sounds like a good idea, doesn't it? Still, the formula can get a little samey, as on spacey cuts that rework Anglo-Hindi electronicats Talvin Singh and Badmarsh + Shri to such new age elegance that any musical muscle nearly disappears before your ears. Loco fares better with guitar bands that have a little meat on their bones. The best moment here is his remix of "Tracy," by those glowering Scotsmen, Mogwai, on which a droning indie-rock figure is drenched in sunrise synthetics until it rings with the millennial promise Loco's poptronica fusion strives for. At moments like these, that future sounds very bright indeed.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/1999
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678325922
catalogNumber: 83259
Rank: 223017

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kid Loco   Primary Artist
Saint Etienne   Track Performer
Pulp   Track Performer
Talvin Singh   Track Performer
High Llamas   Track Performer
Uriel   Track Performer
Badmarsh   Track Performer
Mogwai   Track Performer
Shri   Track Performer
Gak Sato   Track Performer
Badmarsh & Shri   Track Performer
Tommy Hools   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Saint Etienne   Contributor
Pulp   Contributor
Talvin Singh   Contributor
Uriel   Contributor
Kid Loco   Producer,Remixing

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