Chill Factor 5
Chill Factor 5
Reviewed by Elliott Townsend Maurice Oliver/Chill Factor-5 As the lines between electronica, soul, jazz and funk become increasingly blurred, a new generation of recording artist is emerging. Neither exclusively organic nor exclusively electronic, these artists are redefining the parameters of modern music. Maurice Oliver finds himself at the helm of this burgeoning movement, oozing with texture, crafting a unique aesthetic out of experimentation with both live and acoustic elements. Maurice’s hybrid sound spans across genres, encompassing elements of electronica, downtempo, jazz, funk and soul.
The result is a stunning selection of blissed-out, harmonious tracks that appeal to fans across the board. This unconventional approach to music making is what sets Maurice Oliver apart. Crisp, warm and highly original, each track brings a breath of fresh air. CATHERINE CARTER: FUNKY DUMPLINGS CHILL FACTOR- 5 One of the most exciting nu music ensembles of the decade… bridging the gap between live instrumentation and modern electronica which involves real, improvised jazz solos and rich, sophisticated textures with urban and world influences.
Electronfarm Records and Chill Factor-5 were born as the new concept going forward. SUN FLOWER JAZZ continues the search into new realms of nujazz ethnotrance and ambient grooves. According to Maurice, “we use Spiritual as our guide and traditional ethnic music as our base.” Maurice implements a well-crafted assortment of styles on SUN FLOWER JAZZ… deep, stimulating and relaxing is what you’ll take away from this brilliant audio excursion. Chill Factor-5 is on the precipice of the Nu Music movement and in fact, leading the way in organic, spiritual renderings of what we like to think of as higher-consciousness music composition.We recommend purchasing the ENTIRE album as it is truly a journey from start to finish offering a similar experience to Buddha-Bar and Café Del Mar compilations.
You won’t be disappointed! ~SANDY SHORE Smoothjazz.com, smoothlounge.com From the Limelight (NYC) to the Love Parade (Berlin) to Amsterdam, Rhythm Method have astounded audiences with their unique blend of spiritual psychedelic, fusion/funk, ethnotrance & ambient grooves. Veterans of the global love-ins, and techno rave circuit .Rhythm Method (brothers, Maurice, and Steve Oliver) have toured and recorded over the past 10 years spreading their vibe of unity and oneness. Influenced by the late 60's/early 70's psychedelic bands Like Santana, Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, Gong, Funkadelic and Jan Hammer, as well as, electronic composers Wendy Carlos, Eno, Robert Fripp, and Vangelis. Rhythm Methods Steve and Maurice decided to forge new musical.
Using the Spiritual as their guide and traditional / ethnic music as their base, these modern primitives are bridging the gap between live instrumentation and modern electronica. Chill Factor-5, and Electronfarm are the next logical development for Maurice and company. I wanted to take the concept we had forged over many years of recording, and producing to a new level. We became so imitated that people started ripping off our name.
Rhythm Methods were all over the net. Chill Factor-5 is on the Jazzier tip with real improvised solos, smokey textures, and a mixture of urban [NYC] and world influences. myspace.com/chillfactor5 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
show me more