From the depths of the Hollywood jungle thunders a sub sonic rumble of bewitching bass; for Prince Charming the cinematic sorcerer has returned.
In 1996 WordSound Recordings released Prince Charming and his debut CD Psychotropical Heatwave (WSCD013) into the wild. Over the next ten years a radio tracking collar has traced the movements of the elusive creature over North
America, Europe, Africa, and Asia - leading many cryptomusicologists to speculate that he has been kidnapped by pirates or has joined a flock of migrating monarch butterflies.
WordSound has recently obtained a collection of rare sonar maps that allegedly depict Prince Charming at repose in his hedonistic Hollywood habitat.
Behold Prince Charming au natural:
THE ANATOMY OF PRINCE CHARMING.
The Stranger: “Too weird and amorphous to fit snugly into any music-scene
Gothic Beauty Magazine: “intriguing to say the least”
Resonance Magazine: “intoxicating confusion... shimmering synth-majesty”
San Francisco Bay Guardian: “Deep dub bass rumbles, clanging layers
minimalist techno, ambient, and rock -- regular mindfuck stuff for anyone
to explore the outer bounds of collage experimentation”
Aiding and Abetting: “Is the appropriate reaction intellectual or
visceral? Both, and that's where the genius lies. An ambush of epic proportions.”
Sleepbot: “’perverse’. As a whole, the tracks comprise
a well-ordered cacophony
of devious beats.”
XLR8R: “angst with artful meandering”
Alternative Press: “The music barely makes sense, and it frequently
threatens and teases to fall into chaos And yet somehow the Prince still
manages to make
it all sound good.”
WTM-Paris: “A true ‘trip’, a festival of sonorities
to the colors changeantes (drum-n-bass, ambient-noise, strange-dub,electronic-funk,
post-latino, soul-jazz, néo-techno, trip hop minimalist, etc).”
Meta Upon Meta: “I have absolutely no idea how to review this album.
I'm not even sure how to describe it... step right up. It may be a bumpy
as hell ride, but when you get there, you'll be a better person for it.”
Semi Gloss: “Mixing the unusual and always doing the unexpected
seem to be his only guidelines. His passion [is] to search and explore
uncovered musical territory”
CMJ: ”Prince Charming ... is a wicked practitioner of deeply-emersed,
BIKINI: “a vast aural spectrum with uncompromising and all encompassing
hypnotic groove theory .... Any attempt to describe the nature of Charming’s
sound structure via the usage of selective euphemisms is nigh impossible”
0171: “moving, changing beats”
Breaks & Beats Intl.: “A kaleidoscopic musical story. An abstract
Audible Evolution: “evocative, complex, and ultimately rewarding”
KEXP: “playful, unsettling and startlingly original”
Ultra: “Inventive rhythms dominate the sound picture and define
the pace; the mood is subtly created out of patches of ambient noise and
jazz, a few well-placed guitar powerchords and swooping strings”
Gajoob: “Explosive ambience? Weaving snatches of cultural plunder
amongst heavy, passionate pulses and gyrating undergrooves, Prince Charming's
dance atmosphere is a world of its own”
Flipside: “Exploding synergy. Cross trainer pollination ... Enjoyable.
The Rocket: “It’s great to hear music that is so far out in
left field that explaining it to someone requires a run-on string of adjectives
so long that when you’re done spitting it all out the person you
were trying to explain it to
can’t even remember what you were talking about to begin with.”
Prince Charming does grant occasional interviews to the journalistic
Neophytes are invited to visit Prince-Charming.net
for further details.