9 Lazy 9 ‎– Paradise Blown

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Ninja Tune ‎– ZENCD 9
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Tracklist

1 5am 5:26
2 Shak 4:16
3 Turn Me Loose 3:58
4 Edit 3:08
5 Black Jesus 3:55
6 All Aboard 5:13
7 Summer 4:59
8 The Herb 5:46
9 Brothers Of The Red 2:48
10 Take Nine 4:10
11 Spoonful Of Slow 4:52
12 Bad Boy 1:18
13 Not Nice 1:49
14 Interleud 5:33
15 It's Late
16 Gossip/Bad Boy

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Notes

FILE UNDER
LAZY JAZZ HIP HOP
NINJA TUNE
PO BOX 1127
LONDON N22 6XY
ZEN 9

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  • Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS I-1 321/ZENCD9 A1

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZEN9, ZEN 9 9lazy9* Paradise Blown(CD, Album, RE, RM) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune ZEN9, ZEN 9 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
zen 9 9 Lazy 9 Paradise Blown(2xLP, Album) Ninja Tune zen 9 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ZEN 9, ZENCD 9 9 Lazy 9 Paradise Blown(CD, Album, Unofficial) Ninja Tune (2), Ninja Tune (2) ZEN 9, ZENCD 9 Unknown Sell This Version
ZENCD 9 9 Lazy 9 Paradise Blown(CD, Album, RE) Ninja Tune ZENCD 9 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ZEN 9, ZENCD 9 9 Lazy 9 Paradise Blown(CD, Album, RE) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune ZEN 9, ZENCD 9 UK 1994 Sell This Version

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August 16, 2018
As one of the oddities in my musical collection, 9 Lazy 9's debut album Paradise Blown is a consistent, relaxing, and intriguing album. I was incredibly impressed with this album the first time I heard it back in the nineties, but my excitement has cooled over the years. Paradise Blown is a wonderful fusion of downtempo and nu jazz. Although the downtempo dominates the nu jazz vibe, hints of jazz are dropped here and there in such a way as to perfectly accent the music. As with most downtempo music (and nu jazz for that matter), the music found on this album is consistent and has an element of uniformity. Tempos, dynamics, and creative ideas tend to stay in a tight knit realm, rarely adventuring into any style of track that would draw too much attention.

As with most 9 Lazy 9 material, the cuts hear serve to create an atmosphere that is relaxed, and free of sudden excitement. As such, to appreciate Paradise Blown, one has to look for little subtleties in the music. The elevator music feeling that dominates "Summer" is perhaps the high point on this album. The light jazz interludes placed over the keyboards and light background voices mixes incredibly well together. By design, the biggest fault of Paradise Blown is the fact that the consistent music tends to bore if one is not in the right mood (the same could be said about much of downtempo). Only a few tracks have a melody or particular sound to latch onto. Conversely, there is little to get upset about. This music is about as stationary as it comes; there is little to take offense from. So if relaxing is your game, 9 Lazy 9 can deliver.

High Points: "Summer" and "The Herb"