The Odd Toot ‎– Bampot

Shadow Records ‎– SDW037-2
CD, Album


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HEMP 8 CD The Odd Toot Bampot(CD, Album) Recordings Of Substance HEMP 8 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
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July 21, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

The Odd Toot’s debut, BAMPOT, at first sounds like straight up jazzstep (as in the opener, “Stoopid Oopid”), but the weirdness quickly takes over. True to its jazz roots, the tracks diverge and go in entirely unexpected directions. There are sharp and funky breaks too, like on “Scattergood” or “Noog,” for the unrepentant beatheads in the house. But they also know when not to take things too far: “Man in Black” is beautifully atmospheric, smooth and frenetic, and stays that way for its running time, and “Crank Up the Perhaps-A-Tron” speeds along with a jazz-fiddle (no, really!) at the fore. “Spuds ‘Take Them Oh Take Them’ Song” is a little slice of sleazy listening intercut with a shrill acid line. “Hot Rock Tee” merges the jazz and the breaks into a cohesive whole, while keeping a sly sense of humor about it.