A Forest Mighty Black ‎– Mellowdramatic

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The album-version of "Fresh in my mind" is completely different than the earlier 12" version from 1994.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
COMPOST 038-2, compost 038-2 A Forest Mighty Black Mellowdramatic(CD, Album, Dig) Compost Records, Compost Records COMPOST 038-2, compost 038-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
COMPOST 038-2 A Forest Mighty Black Mellowdramatic(CD, Album, Dig) Compost Records COMPOST 038-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
COMPOST 038-2, RGD180002 A Forest Mighty Black Mellowdramatic(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Compost Records, Compost Records COMPOST 038-2, RGD180002 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
COMPOST 038-1 A Forest Mighty Black Mellowdramatic(2xLP, Album) Compost Records COMPOST 038-1 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
COMPOST 038-2 A Forest Mighty Black Mellowdramatic(CD, Album, RP) Compost Records COMPOST 038-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
COMPOST 038-2 A Forest Mighty Black Mellowdramatic(CD, Album, Unofficial) Compost Records COMPOST 038-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
COMPOST 038-2 A Forest Mighty Black Mellowdramatic(CD, Album, Unofficial) Compost Records COMPOST 038-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
GNR 026 A Forest Mighty Black Mellowdramatic(Cass, Album) Groove'n'Roller GNR 026 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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page7

page7

June 18, 2011
referencing Mellowdramatic, CD, Album, RP, COMPOST 038-2
Why have they only had one release? This is a great late 90s downtempo record that would fit in at ESL at that same time period, however it doesn't sound nostalgic.
scoundrel

scoundrel

January 10, 2010
referencing Mellowdramatic, CD, Album, RP, COMPOST 038-2

Too bad MELLOWDRAMATIC was A Forest Mighty Black's only release to date, because it's quite beautiful. A Forest Mighty Black was part of Compost Records' early vanguard, and appropriately enough, jazz is certainly the main influence here. "Minigame" shows off some dubby overtones and has a thick bass, to boot, while "Duel with a So(u)l" contrasts the squealing horns with a funky bassline. "Everything" amps up the rhythmic intensity, and "Duo Trippin'" employs some sitars to create a Bollywood spy noir. The martial beat and snare on "Reflections of a Fake Night" makes it particularly toe-tapping, and the short-but-sweet "The 9 to 5 (Is Killing Me)" keeps that vibe going. And "Till the End" takes out the album on a groovy note, but overall, two tracks stand out in particular. First, "Tides" blends the jazz sensibility with the percussion perfectly -- a picture of what downtempo should have be. Second, "Fresh in My Mind" takes the famous piano riff from Tenorio Jr.'s "Nebulosa" and recasts it into a atmospheric drum 'n' bass track. Dramatic, yes. Mellow, definitely so as well.
shomizu9

shomizu9

November 10, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Mellowdramatic, CD, Album, RP, COMPOST 038-2

Mellowdramatic brings a wide variety of sounds to the table: standup-bass heavy jazz ("Tides" for example), trip-hop and breakbeat style bass and snare ("Duo Trippin'"), Brazilian and Indian influenced rhythms and samples throughout, etc. If you enjoy Fila Brazilia, Beanfield, Urchin, United Future Organization, or even the Beastie Boys' instrumental work, check this one out, it is just plain funky.