Tipper
Broken Soul Jamboree


5.0
classic

Review

by nicolauz USER (1 Reviews)
December 21st, 2010 | 43 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Using the term “minimal” to describe this album would be wrongfully ascribed, due to how rich in arrangement and frequency (coloration) each song is overall.

With the release of Broken Soul Jamboree, Dave Tipper has provided 13 very musical instrumentals which together contribute to make for a great album beginning to end. These beat based compositions, slowly building, constantly morphing and evolving, carry the listener through Tipper’s diverse and intricately crafted soundscapes. For fans, Broken Soul Jamboree really delivers in terms of expressing Tipper’s style as the focus of these songs. Beautiful, clean, and very well produced opuses. It is refreshing to hear how Tipper uniquely interprets current sounds and styles in the electronic arena on many of the tracks. Using the term “minimal” to describe this album would be wrongfully ascribed, due to how rich in arrangement and frequency (coloration) each song is overall; although the arrangements are stripped down at given points in time. Diverse and interspersed percussion sets, acutely designed sounds/textures, and the utilization of many acoustic instruments (from the banjo, guitar, tar, harp, piano, to the oboe, guiro and xylophone to name some). Ever-present are Tipper’s quirky glitches, and organic textures that convey the “trippy” and “gelatinous” feel central to his sound.

On “Dead Soon,” the fusion of the breathing jungle (cackles, chirps and buzzes) with electronic and acoustic tones (murky ambience, synthesizer frogs, muddy hand claps and liquefied textures) demonstrates how good Tipper is at developing his distinct harmonies. Specifically, pointing out the gracefully flow and how seamlessly this song transitions between the natural, digital and acoustic worlds. These areas all come together with a call-and-response playing style, utilizing electronic and classically acoustic instruments. This harmonic fusion, probably most apparent on “Dead Soon,” represents a central theme for the majority of the tracks on Broken Soul Jamboree.

“Broken Spectre,” is another very intriguing composition which takes the listener on a sojourn. The song begins with bossa nova style guitar licks accompanied with synth leads and dry animal hide drumming, which builds and carries the song to the drop. Here the listener is greeted by tar licks, a low, droning melody playing over the hand drumming in a Middle Eastern playing style that may have influences stemming from Shackleton of the Skull Disco camp, yet is fairly well recognizable as Tipper by his variety of melodic and percussive quirks.

“Tit for Tat” and “Reality Harshness Defender” both have a very live feel to them, which could be mistakenly perceived as performed by a bluegrass or jazz ensemble (with Tipper on the synth of course). These songs attest to the man’s diligent work as a musician, rather than a beat maker on this release.

What Broken Soul Jamboree does not have is the prominent low end (bass) present in his last (2008) release Wobble Factor. Also, is the absence of the upbeat dance and more uptempo breaks style tracks that were synonymous with early Tipper productions.

Tracks with a great musical feel to really vibe out to are, “Big Questions small head,” “Neuron Huskie,” Tit For Tat” and “Herroit Method.” No tracks disappoint and every track has its place, pulling its weight to make Broken Soul Jamboree a marvelous album, a consistent piece of work, and some of Tipper’s finest.



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4.2
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Comments:Add a Comment 
nicolauz
December 22nd 2010


62 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Album is condensed streaming here: http://soundcloud.com/tippermusic/bsj/s-cIJtV

psykonaut
December 22nd 2010


3913 Comments


great review man
i actually listened to this for the first time today, but it was just kinda background music while i did stuff so i wasn't really paying attention. i suppose i should give this a real listen

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 22nd 2012


32292 Comments


You heard Holding Pattern potsy?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 22nd 2012


32292 Comments


Get it, seriously

I think it is his best (even though it's been some time since you and me have agreed on this kind of stuff)

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 22nd 2012


32292 Comments


Nothing wrong with him! Do you not even like his early stuff?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 22nd 2012


32292 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FlVrJOeD80

nicolauz
March 22nd 2012


62 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Newest EP release off tipper shows he's going more dubstep. I'm conflicted on this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWsz2bvhpQ4

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 22nd 2012


32292 Comments


Isn't a single shred of dubstep on that track

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 22nd 2012


32292 Comments


Yeah, def a good track

mindleviticus
July 16th 2012


10137 Comments


really damn good

WeepingBanana
July 16th 2012


10568 Comments


i've only heard his Bubble Control EP and i really like it

i should check this out some time

cagedescending
March 20th 2013


4124 Comments


played this whole thing three times in a row on my ipod @work last night, immense

bach
July 16th 2013


16286 Comments


lush

Lord(e)Po)))ts
May 6th 2014


55965 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

new one leaked

Digging: Patrick Holland - Reality Picture

Lord(e)Po)))ts
May 6th 2014


55965 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

also streaming



http://tipper.bandcamp.com/album/forward-escape



i'm also happy to say its much more like this album and much less like the eps he has released in between the two

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 7th 2014


32292 Comments


Yeah, new LP is awesome. Though I still laugh when someone around here was convinced that he was doing dubstep now

Lord(e)Po)))ts
May 7th 2014


55965 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i guess they were looking at the breaks stuff or whatever you wanna call it on Shatter Box and Dusty Bubble Box etc. Really glad his eps aren't an indicator of where he goes with his LPs and are more of just him fucking around in his down time.



New one is up there for my electronic aoty right now. New Baths EP is pretty amazing too tho

Slut
March 8th 2015


4255 Comments


Surrounded is ace

Shuyin
July 23rd 2016


13792 Comments


The production on this is pure audio porn

Tyler.
July 24th 2016


17992 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah



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