ALBUM ETERNITY RELEASE:
APRIL 17, 2000 REVIEW: MAY 5, 2000
This is a proof of how dangerous eclecticism can be in the wrong hands.
Striving to give dance music a more "live" feel by jamming the songs instead
of just programming them (have you heard that before…?), the Swedish band
Elephant mix house, reggae, r'n'b and jazz in what feels like a completely
thoughtless manner. Their debut album "Selected Random" floats around like
an unfocused mess, unable to find the sense of unity other eclectics like
Primal Scream, The Aphex Twin or Foetus give their works.
The individual songs are far from good enough to make up for this. I can't
help but wondering if there's any validity for a project like this: Why
would anyone want to listen to lame Swedish ragga attempts when there are
Jamaican molotov cocktails like Bounty Killer and Lady Saw? What does
Elephant's pale r'n'b moments have to offer when compared to wonderful
singles from TLC and Destiny's Child?
And most importantly - do we really
need more club music for club people by club people?