Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Cloud One - Flying High  

Does it get much better than the partnership of Patrick Adams and Peter Brown? The godfathers of deep disco, of any great production duo from the era I can't think of one that was so tastefully consistent, and whose releases to this day are so sweated. Their releases spanned sub-genre, disco, cosmic, boogie, early hip hop, but always had the signature sound and distinctly abstract approach, which is a shame really as it means for most releases on the Peter Brown/Patrick Adams owned labels (Of which there were a few) you are now having to compete with hiphop dj's, funk obsessives, disco nerds etc etc.

My favorite P&P project was Cloud One, and this I believe is the first Cloud One 12" release on Peter Brown's Heavenly Star label, with Patrick Adams on joint production and song writing credits. An awesome instrumental disco boogie number, with all the weirdy overtones you would expect.

Cloud One - Flying High

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  • September 3, 2008 at 3:31 PM  

    I was half expecting you to post the absolutely incredible "Atmosphere Strut" with that description, though it could be pretty much any P&P tune.

    Awesome blog by the way!


  • September 3, 2008 at 4:06 PM  

    you know, in general i am not feeling P&P or their related stuff. there are a couple jams, but i am blown away at how revered those guys are for such generall average material. this one is decent enough, but comparing what it would cost to buy with any number of bargain bin finds on major labels leaves it wanting.

  • September 4, 2008 at 10:30 AM  

    now I would agree that the prices on P&P releases and some of the affiliated material is a little ridiculous and without the consistently high quality to back it up, if it has their moniker you seem to pay through the nose simply because. I never felt the earlier spacey synth heavy disco tracks either, the production felt too thick, with keyboard led jam band freeform sort of loose arrangements that don't always grab you. These are the same odd qualities though that Patrick Adam's would later refine for the better and make later material so appealing.

    To my taste Patrick Adam's deeper more traditional disco funk production efforts and their forays into early dancefloor boogie and hip hop deliver and back up their reputation (if not record store wall pricetag). I will put my money where my mouth is, post some more and endevour to prove my point.

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