Bodhisattva Jones | Imaginary Weather

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Imaginary Weather

by Bodhisattva Jones

Progressive electronic jazz rock with cinematic overtones
Genre: Electronic: Nujazz
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1. Before Heavy Weather Comes
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2. Dancing About Architecture
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3. Calling Doctor Cocktail
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4. Flowers On Concrete
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5. The Deja View
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6. Thingneedy
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7. Free Beer Tomorrow
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8. Dedication
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9. Three Little Dragons
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10. The Distant Memory of Love
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11. Elegance in Decline
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12. Tranquility Bass
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13. A Machine Dreams the Logic of Passion
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The second release from Bodhisattva Jones, Imaginary Weather is in part a tribute to the late, great Josef Zawinul; composer, keyboardist and co-founder of Weather Report. It also features a sly nod to the great British progressive rock bands of the early seventies, yet is nothing if not cutting edge in sound texture and composition. Or, as Michael Gallant put it in the April 2008 issue of Keyboard Magazine: "Imaginary Weather plays like updated Weather Report gone electronica...combining a Zawinul-esque palate of synths with fluid, energetic drum programming. His touch on acoustic piano is as excellent as his command of electronic axes; Joe would have seriously dug the intensity, floating grooves, and deft execution of Imaginary Weather." Slightly more varied and uptempo than 2007's Emotion Controlled Oscillator, Imaginary Weather will take you on a journey to many exotic internal worlds. The work of Portland, Oregon artist Brett Harrison, whose unique photography graces the cover, can be accessed at bharrisonfoto.com.

Bodhisattva Jones is the nom-de-sequencer of Michael Allen Whipple, a multi-instrumentalist and producer living in Portland, Oregon. Bodhi loves to make chips and wires sound like flesh and bone. Or transmute the flute into the wonderful world of silicon. This virtual band has been producing music since the turn of the century, and sees no reason to stop now.

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Dan Kaufman

Imagine it!
Before Heavy Weather Comes - I can feel the rain and see the dark clouds forming. Is that Jaco I hear?

Dancing About Architecture - Dave Brubeck would be proud of this well layered odd-time-signatured track. It's my favorite on the album. Great bass line it just needs that unimitable tone of a real dog house.

Calling Doctor Cocktail - what's his number I'm ready for a vodka martini, shaken.

Flowers on Concrete - I'm hearing vocals and rap instead of trumpet. Especially in the A-section.

The Deja View - Not crazy about the synth guitar.
Bass line is a bit busy for me. Wall of sound is well done.

Thingneedy - Okay this REALLY grooves. Can't wait to hear it live. This is also my favorite.

Free Beer Tomorrow - Chorus tomorrow? ;)

Dedication - Nice Rhodes piano sound.

Three Dragons - I really like the rhythm and sounds in Oriental section. Nice.

Elegance in Decline - The title really says it. Great layering and tones.

A Machine Dreams the Logic of Passion - Another great piece that rounds out a superb album.

Excellent recording Mike. I think this is some of your best stuff to date and it's on the top of my playlist.

So can we hear any of this live?
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cylc

Ridiculously Good!
This is music lover's paradise. I find myself listening to it at all times of day..
It sits just as well with hazy early morning introspective moments as it does with late nights with the crew hanging out and trouble on the horizon.
This release is musically lush, rich in textures, the sequencing is tight, and he has a great ear for the little details.
It's obvious after the first listen that Michael Allen Whipple knows what time it is.
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Magic Mike

Imaginary Weather
Wow! What a great listen. Michael packs a fabulous amount of great riffs, songs, & style into this new collection. Wonderful sound & engineering, which I know that he does on his own. Great work, & a must have for anyone wanting to hear how real players & engineers do it right.
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