Chill Factor 5 :: The New Sound
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Calling Chill Factor-5's music electronica is false, as is calling it jazz, funk, or even experimental. Think Thievery Corporation with heavier world
grooves and a spacy ambience. Chill Factor-5's newest album
Sun Flower Jazz has been nominated for a 2009 Grammy in the
Electronica/Dance category, but constraining their style to such a
genre doesn't qualify their unique trip-funk style. The Nu Music movement
is upon us.
Reviewed by Elliott Townsend
Maurice Oliver/Chill Factor-5
As the lines between electronica, soul, jazz and funk become increasingly blurred, a new generation of recording artist is emerging. Neither exclusively organic nor exclusively electronic, these artists are redefining the parameters of modern music. Maurice Oliver finds himself at the helm of this burgeoning movement, oozing with texture, crafting a unique aesthetic out of experimentation with both live and acoustic elements. Maurice’s hybrid sound spans across genres, encompassing elements of electronica, downtempo, jazz, funk and soul. The result is a stunning selection of blissed-out, harmonious tracks that appeal to fans across the board. This unconventional approach to music making is what sets Maurice Oliver apart. Crisp, warm and highly original, each track brings a breath of fresh air.
CATHERINE CARTER: FUNKY DUMPLINGS
CHILL FACTOR- 5
One of the most exciting nu music ensembles of the decade… bridging the gap between live instrumentation and modern electronica which involves real, improvised jazz solos and rich, sophisticated textures with urban and world influences. Electronfarm Records and Chill Factor-5 were born as the new concept going forward.
SUN FLOWER JAZZ continues the search into new realms of nujazz ethnotrance and ambient grooves. According to Maurice, “we use Spiritual as our guide and traditional ethnic music as our base.”
Maurice implements a well-crafted assortment of styles on SUN FLOWER JAZZ… deep, stimulating and relaxing is what you’ll take away from this brilliant audio excursion. Chill Factor-5 is on the precipice of the Nu Music movement and in fact, leading the way in organic, spiritual renderings of what we like to think of as higher-consciousness music composition.We recommend purchasing the ENTIRE album as it is truly a journey from start to finish offering a similar experience to Buddha-Bar and Café Del Mar compilations. You won’t be disappointed!
~SANDY SHORE Smoothjazz.com, smoothlounge.com
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