September 29, 2009

Robert Downey, Jr. - The Futurist

Genre(s) - Jazzy chamber pop?
Origin - New York City, later California, USA
Year of release - 2004
Bitrate - 128-320 kbps
Size - 54.36 MB

Jim Barris, er, Robert Downey Junior is one of the most fascinating creatures to stalk the Hollywood wastelands and I've been a bit obsessed with the good man since I saw A Scanner Darkly (which you should definitely read AND see if you like surrealist dialogue, drug culture, dystopian sci-fi, unhappy endings and/or mindfucky plots!). So when I read he had an album out I had to hear it. And it's... well, very different than what I'm used to: open, jazzy piano arrangements that lack any regular shape or structure. Not everything can really stir my enthusiasm, but it has some great moments. I really like the triple tandem Kimberly Glide-The Futurist-Little Clownz. And Robert's voice is great and evocative, with an impressive span and a nice raw edge. It's elegant, but I guess it has to suit you.
  1. Man like me
  2. Broken
  3. Kimberly glide
  4. The futurist
  5. Little clownz
  6. 5 - 30
  7. Your move
  8. Details
  9. Hannah
  10. Smile
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  1. He's a good actor for sure, but I don't quite know what to make of this. guess I gotta try it!

  2. Well, I mostly didn't like it very much. But it was neat to recognize the song Broken from the very good movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. I had no idea it was him!

    And of course I liked the Give Peace A Chance bit.

  3. Woah, Robert Downey, Jr. - this is weird.. doesn't necessarily sound bad from your post though. I think I will hesitantly check into this. :P