Saturday, 21 June 2014

(Album Review) Lee Negin - The Chronicles of Cheeze Volume V

The soundscape master dazzles once again, with more mind bending sounds and hard beats shaped into his latest, Techno Opera.
"Anyone want a line for review"
"Chronicle of Cheeze is the Rock Horror Picture Show,  on an acid trip"
Swan lake when you think of Opera, but this is a Techno Opera, so all the alien toys get thrown out of the window"

I played the album in full, on my radio show on June 20th. There are various, nicely crafted dance numbers.
The second song, after the alien introduction, is dance number, Just Staying. Reminded me of the, Time Warp, dance sequence, in Rocky Horror. The other reason, is where the track is placed, which is near the opening, like the song in the film.
I have heard many previous albums by Lee, although i still didn't know what to expect, with an Opera.
In many places, this adventure, sounds a little like a radio play. Voices, siutation comedy and of course,what i call,  " The Trainspotting Effect" with someone in the intermission going to the toilet. When i heard that, reminded me of the film sequence
Chill to a kaleidoscope of sounds and literally, when you want to go somewhere else,  like a fine wine, you get more and more from repeated tastings
Your first taste from Lee Negin? Take, The Orb, KLF, Talking Heads, Future Sound of London, all rolled into one and you are about there. He started before everyone mentioned
If you have heard Lee Negins before, then you know what to expect, but still, leave you concept of time at the front door.
There is never a dull moment, and the pace is nice and steady with a few techno numbers laced with prime sound cuts and you might forget that an alien is talking to you.

To preorder this nonconcept of time album, you can go to his website
To let him know you are pay attention his Facebook ;)

The album, streamed in full, courtesy of Lee Negin

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