Jam Nation / Way Down Below Buffalo Hell

Jam Nation

  • AllMusic Rating
    7
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Assembled during the 1992 RealWorld Recording Week taping frenzy -- seven days, 75 international artists and producers -- Jam Nation gave dance remix wizards Mark Rutherford and John (Sugar J) Gosling access to a bewildering array of existing tracks plus countless studio walk-ins. The crash-and-burn deadline-pressure results in some nod-off noodling along with a fair number of stunners, like "She Moved Through the Fair," which fixes Caroline Lavelle's chilly Celtic vocals above a boppy sequenced bassline; Ayub Ogada waxing honey-sweet, refusing to surrender to the drum machine on the deceptively titled "Sleeping": and the Zapruder-esque "Harmonix," which turns Jane Siberry into a slo-mo bullet aimed at boomerang spatial geometry.

blue highlight denotes track pick