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Big Tito - Greyboy - Soul Mosaic (Vinyl, LP)

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There's something missing -- be it passion, originality or some indefinable spark of genius -- the want of which renders their music simultaneously studied and bland. As we consider Soul Mosaic the thought looms inescapably that Greyboy, for all his talent and descriminaiton, has become immensely boring. His debut, 's Freestylin' , remains Ubiquity's's best-selling release and can also be considered a useful keystone for the label's ethos. Quietly confident, Freestylin' helped to define the concept of acid jazz, pulling inspiration from the worlds of hip-hop and house while simultaneously hewing to a refreshingly orthodox conception of pre-fusion jazz idiom.

But acid jazz became very successful in the ensuing years, and the man called Greyboy chose to walk away from the genre's commercial excesses and dedicate himself to reforging his signature sound.

Soul Mosaic is a tribute, of sorts, to the funk and soul sounds of the early s as seen through the prism of s hip-hop. But it's a bloodless tribute, a funk album without any funk and a soul album without any soul. The music's surface attributes are accurately represented, but the motivating id is totally absent. In making an exhaustive study of the music that inspires him, Greyboy has succeeded in sapping the interest from his own music.

This problem is perfectly illustrated by the album's opening track, a cover of Cymande's classic "Genevieve", a track that also opened the Rewind 3 compilation. Whatever charms the original may have had are here totally unrepresented.

Bart Davenport's cloying falsetto only reminds the listener of Al Green, who did pretty much the same thing only a lot better. The song just sounds naked , and not in an intense Cat Power way. It's almost as if Greyboy is afraid to let loose, to really enjoy himself -- because this track sounds about as fun as a Chemistry midterm. While this song has a much better bassline than "Genevieve", there's still something remarkably bloodless at work here. There are small flourishes of funky guitar and Hammond organ, but there's nothing to quicken the pulse of even the most calcified funkster.

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  1. Track List Genevieve Son-Ray Bronson See My Eyes Omega To Know You Is To Love You Awright So Good Got To Be A Love Big Tito Loggia Make Music Gotta' Stand For Something Everyday Problems Bonus Remixes: Genevieve (Quantic Remix) Bonus Remixes: Got To Be A Love (Paul Nice Remix) This is a new, unopened CD in its original packaging.
  2. Apr 05,  · Soul Mosaic is a really solid album front to back. This album is more soul, funk, r&b based. There are a lot more guest vocalists on this release than any of his previous work. If you liked 'Mastered the Art' for its mix of electronica head-nod beats and hip-hop, this new one may not /5(8).
  3. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Soul Mosaic on Discogs/5(21).
  4. Soul Mosaic For the first time, Greyboy releases full vocal songs, adding a new soulful dimension to his music. Contains sold out singles "To Know You" and "Genevieve" and many new and exclusive Missing: Big Tito.
  5. Greyboy Ubiquity Ubiquity (label) Deep Funk (CD, LP) Hip Hop (CD, LP) We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with, so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
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  8. Greyboy has always shown an amazing ability to weave these kinds of sounds together in cohesive fashion, and Soul Mosaic is certainly no exception. This time out, however, he's upped the ante by bringing in a wide range of singers, MCs, and turntablists, and by focusing more intently on creating stand-alone songs/5(8).

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