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The COMPASS Group, April 2005

Jimmy Edgar

Artist: Jimmy Edgar
Title: Bounce, Make and Model
Label: Warp Records

--By David Bolster, translated by Cara Steenstra

The current darling of London's stratospherically-cool Warp label not only manages to effortlessly layer Aphex Twin-esque production techniques over swirling keyboard tracks, but does it all at the ripe age of 21. "Bounce Make and Model"'s tight sound shifts between the dance floor and the ride home from the club, another teaser EP from a man to watch. The experimental side of Warp's other artists shines through on the single "I Wanna Be Your STD" where Edgar successfully integrates somewhat stream-of-consciousness lyrics into a drum track that, without the pulsating base line, would verge on randomness. One of the more interesting Warp tracks released in some time, "Inner Citee, Colour Reprise" is a melange of quick, well-produced drum work and gorgeous synth lines The only downside to the track is the unnecessary fade into grating noise, slightly spoiling what could have been a career-maker. DJing with such greats as Derrick May when he was only 15, Edgar has the potential to become one of electronica's youngest super-talents. Warp needs to pressure this man to put out a full-length album as soon as possible.


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