Lovage - "Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By" one of my favorite trip-hop/downtempo albums ever

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by HotelYorba101, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    To me this is a trip-hop masterpiece! I haven't seen a thread on here specifically about this amazing one-off collaboration between Mike Patton, Dan the Automator, Jennifer Charles, and Kid Koala and I wanted to pay homage to what I think is one of the greatest downtempo albums ever made.

    To me the shining star is Jennifer Charles' sensual and haunting voice, highlighted especially on songs such as "To Catch A Thief", "Stroker Ace", and "Strangers on A Train". I could listen to her voice all day, and her with Mike Patton is a fun playful combination. The production is top notch, the instrumentals are well crafted, and the vocals are amazing.




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  2. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    One of my favorite Mike Patton projects aside from Faith No More as well
     
  3. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

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    I’ll have to say that I usually prefer Dan The Automator’s instrumental takes on his albums and this one is no exception. That’s a good thing that there are basically two versions of most of his albums so if you don’t want the vocals you can have that choice. It’s been a while since I’ve listened so I’ll grab my CD now to listen on my drive to work in the morning.
     
  4. HotelYorba101

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    Let me know what you think on this listen! For me personally the vocals, especially Jennifer's are what really lured me into this project - although I have the instrumental CD of this album too and totally love it as well because the instrumentals are IMO very well done for sure :)
     
  5. HotelYorba101

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    I don't know if anyone has this on vinyl but if so I would love to hear how the pressings sound too!
     
  6. Mr. H

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    Great great album.
     
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  7. HotelYorba101

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    Glad to see some love for it! I really wish this album was more widely known, it definitely deserves the recognition
     
  8. Sane Man

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    First grabbed this on cd close to its original release in 2001. I think that was the height of my Mike Patton kick, when I started buying up everything he was associated with including Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, FNM, and his current band (at the time) Tomahawk, which I managed to see three times while touring with Tool on the Lateralus tour. Anyway, I picked this on vinyl a couple years ago, sold it, and had sellers remorse until reacquiring it just recently. The sound quality of the vinyl is fantastic and its one of those records that I fear will never see a proper repress because of its niche appeal and the legalese associated with all the sampling. No one wants a heavily redacted version ala Frontier Psychiatrist, it would kill the record. Anyway, highly recommend acquiring it on vinyl if you have the opportunity. No longer have the cd to do comparisons, but it sounds fantastic.
     
  9. markreed

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    This is a great record that sadly seemed to fly under everyone's radar at the time. If you like it, I'd also strongly recommend the Peeping Tom album from 2006, which saw Patton return to a similar general style.
     
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