Lunchbox From Luzern,
Switzerland, with a bit of Brooklyn
thrown in, comes post-electronic
powerhouse Lunchbox. The trio, which
is comprised of Martin Baumgartner,
Bruno Amstad, and DJ Olive, packs a
steaming full frequency lunch. This
collection of tracks has a global feel,
and acts as a soundtrack for today's
conflicting emotions. As civilizations
slog away with their old world views,
these tracks lasso the moon.
Unprecedented arrangements are
solidly reinforced by relentlessly
funky African and Latin rhythms.
The ever-present basslines always
suprise, giving the music a grounded,
earthy feel. Catchy melodies and
hooks slip in and stick to the mind.
Turntablist squawks and vocal
outbursts are buried deep in
the mix, lending a human feel without
taking over. Intricate segways and
breakdowns suprise, arriving and
receding with an easy down home
This lush, warm production
sounds great on any sound system
or on the home stereo. Trying to
define Lunchbox's sound reveals
its genuine originality. Most of the
same material is also available on
two 12" releases from the Agriculture
(AG028 & AG029). Visit the Lunchbox website.