152

Nor Elle: Slapstick

AAJ Staff By

Sign in to view read count
Under the guise of Nor Elle, Terry Lee Brown Jr. leaves the world of tech-house far behind, and delves into beats of a more reclined nature. Known for his bangin’ house anthems on the Plastic City label, the German producer also known as Norman Feller is using the downtempo haven of Mole Listening Pearls to manifest another side of his musically schizophrenic personality. Slapstick is one of the more essential purchases a downtempo fan should make before the year is out. Ranging from the sublime relaxation of "Desert Storm" to the more hip-hop influenced "Key To The City", the album is beautifully constructed throughout. Displaying a natural affinity for subtle ambiance, Nor Elle captures a reflective pre-dawn mood and dresses it in a sophisticated coat of dubbed out vibes and understated emotion. His musical vision incorporates the jazzy flourishes of "On The Roof", alongside the dub-tinged "Sunset Print" and the deliberate percussion of "Before You Leave".

Nor Elle has crafted an outstanding album full of quality tracks that suspend you in a sonically eloquent world of moody atmospherics and intelligent production. With next to no vocals on the album, Nor Elle keeps you hooked with tracks that hypnotize as they slowly unfold, and a consistently intriguing atmosphere.


Track Listing: Desert Storm, Episode 1, On The Roof, Sunset Print, Before You Leave, At Close Quarters, Key To The City, Bassbin Dive, Dubsolution, Episode 2, Digital Diary, Lost Memories, Red Sky, Departure 1

Personnel: Norman Feller

| Record Label: Mole Listening Pearls | Style: Beyond Jazz


Shop

More Articles

Read Backlog CD/LP/Track Review Backlog
by Mark F. Turner
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Over the Rainbow CD/LP/Track Review Over the Rainbow
by Paul Rauch
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Before The Silence CD/LP/Track Review Before The Silence
by John Sharpe
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Process And Reality CD/LP/Track Review Process And Reality
by Mark Corroto
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1 CD/LP/Track Review Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1
by Edward Blanco
Published: February 24, 2017
Read The Picasso Zone CD/LP/Track Review The Picasso Zone
by Franz A. Matzner
Published: February 23, 2017
Read "A Room of One's Own" CD/LP/Track Review A Room of One's Own
by Ian Patterson
Published: August 10, 2016
Read "Hawniyaz" CD/LP/Track Review Hawniyaz
by Karl Ackermann
Published: August 1, 2016
Read "Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau" CD/LP/Track Review Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau
by Geno Thackara
Published: January 16, 2017
Read "The Eighth Hour Of Amduat" CD/LP/Track Review The Eighth Hour Of Amduat
by Roger Farbey
Published: January 9, 2017
Read "Columbia Years 1968-1969" CD/LP/Track Review Columbia Years 1968-1969
by Nenad Georgievski
Published: July 4, 2016
Read "Niechęć" CD/LP/Track Review Niechęć
by Geno Thackara
Published: April 16, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!