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TITLE
Don't Fear It, Fight It
FORMAT
CD

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COMP 371CD COMP 371CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/10/2011

This is the debut full-length album by Joash, a London-based producer who started his musical career as a drummer. Long before, he developed a love for dance music, buying early records by Plastikman, Laurent Garnier and other techno pioneers. At the same time, having borrowed a Serge Gainsbourg album from a friend, Joash was blown away by the mixture of jazz and orchestral sounds that still sounded fresh. He started listening to many old maestros including Lalo Schifrin, Krzysztof Komeda and Ennio Morricone, as well as more recent acts such as 4Hero, The Cinematic Orchestra and Xploding Plastix. From jazz artists to techno producers, all have played their part to influence the music that he produces now. Since his debut track "Salome" was selected for Compost Record's highly-acclaimed Future Sound Of Jazz compilation, ("Salome" was played by Gilles Peterson more than one time on his Worldwide show), Joash has been working hard to create Don't Fear It, Fight It. Here comes some surprisingly silver, shimmering nu-electronica. If someone may know the Penguin Café Orchestra from their most successful period of the early '80s, perhaps this music can be described as the repetitive 2011 modern electronic version of P.C.O. The album fuses dancefloor sounds and jazz rhythms with orchestral arrangements and the result is a deep and beautiful soundscape of strings, complex drum patterns and atmospheric electronics. Features guest contributions from Replife, Andy Herbertson and Aaron David Frith. Includes three orchestral version bonus tracks.