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Bookmark and Share Chelonis R Jones Le Bateau Ivre Get Physical Single
Vinyl
Cyber
27/07/2005
Al

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TRACKLISTING :
A01Le Bateau Ivre
The Fairy Remix
A02La Bateau Ivre
Samim & Michal Almost Sober Mix
B01Middle Finger Music
Booka Shade Remix
B02Le Bateau Ivre
The Fairy Dub Mix

Chelonis R Jones is back with the first single taken from his debut album "Dislocated Genius". The New Yorker has lived in Europe for the past decade, making his mark as a songwriter, artist and poet. Hugely driven to create he is a highly original artist in every medium he chooses for expression; provocative, daring, insightful, humorous, eccentric but always original. Some artists choose to overblow the truth of their past, with Chelonis you can rest assured its all true.

Before concentrating on his solo music, he had performed in 23 bands and written for a number of other artists. Since joining the Get Physical family, he's released the alluring ʻOne&One' and popular poetic love tale ʻI don't know'. Besides creating his own album Chelonis is part of the forthcoming Royksopp album co-writing the track "49%", which will be the second single.

"Le Bateau Ivre" is the closing track from the album, and was inspired in part by Arthur Rimbaud's poem ʻThe Drunken Ship' - a seafaring tale of an alluring but nefarious existence, as this writer reads it. Rumbling sub bass, grumbling soundbeds, sci-fi clicks and spacey synths underpin Chelonisʻ pop-catchy haunting vocal.

ʻMiddle Finger Music' comes on strong with psychotic noise before pulling back to a controlled beat bristling with glitches and evolving into a strong rumbling bassline. Strange but infectiously danceable, bassline mixing with snatches of vocal before kicking off with the uplifting melody and words that are distinctively Chelonis.

Inspired by his first week in Europe; arriving with just the money in his pocket and no ticket home, living rough and surviving on the edges of near-illegal madness. Deep and dark, it's a story that could only come from the life of Chelonis. As some would say, you couldn(t make this shit up.


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