A massive collection of off-the-wall sounds, many Art of Noise classics, plus Brass, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Wind, Sung & Spoken Vocals, Sound FX, Synth, Strings, Orchestra, plus an S1000 data section.
An ideal CD for someone looking for something different
More info on the Producer
JJ is best known for being a founder of innovative sample pioneering 80s band Art of Noise. Art of Noise was essentially JJ, Anne Dudley, and Gary Langan with ZTT overlords Trevor Horn and Paul Morley contributing production and PR skills to the core musicians. Tracks such as 'Moments In Love' and 'Close (to the edit)' are benchmarks in the evolution of sampling and remain classics to this day.
After their initial successes the musicians broke away from ZTT and took to producing tracks with well-known icons such as Max Headroom, Tom Jones, Dan Ackroyd, and Duane Eddy. JJ has also been involved remixing artists such as Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy, Shakin' Stevens (!) and more recently has been engrossed in the worlds of film, TV, advertising and multimedia. He has a new LP, 'The Art of Silence' just released, check out his web site for more info. The last time I spoke to him he was talking about retiring from music because he felt he was getting too old for it now and had already 'bought the t-shirt' so to speak.
"For a collection of odd noises and use-able instruments, this CD is ideal...a refreshing change. 8/10." - Future Music, April 93.
"Nice to see serious samplists being catered for...seriously classic...classic...well atmospheric...Quirky...Slice Of Sampling History." - SOS, March 93.
"Un rendez-vous a ne pas manquer. Five Stars." - Keyboards (France), Aug 93
The Art of Noise, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, ABC, Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy