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JIM'S BIG EGO: unpop for the unpopulous!

Review of Don't Get Smart

Boston Soundcheck

by Andy Kaufmann

Review of Don039t Get Smart
Utilizing a host of instruments, including a theremin and the hand claps of producer Jason Schneider, Jim somehow concocts an experience that adds up to more than the sum of its parts. Additionally, the album contains a stunning example of effective multimedia masterminded by Matthew Cohen at Moody Food Design.
Boston favorite, Jim Infantino, builds upon realizing his jocular mix of folk, rap, and pop with this latest release. While keeping the songs pure by utilizing simple melodies and catchy choruses, the album delivers by hitting us with deep grooves, as subconsciously addictive as the beats that began hip-hop. (Indeed, he covers Dougie Fresh and Slick Rick, though you may be surprised to hear he does this in the middle of a cover of Paul Simon's Feelin' Groovy). By exploiting his natural gift for language, Jim's vocals add substance to the flavor. Utilizing a host of instruments, including a theremin and the hand claps of producer Jason Schneider, Jim somehow concocts an experience that adds up to more than the sum of its parts.
Additionally, the album contains a stunning example of effective multimedia. Masterminded by Matthew Cohen at Moody Food Design, Work uses a simple metaphor presented in a simple manner; the minimal system requirements get the thumbs up. Not only will you thrill to the sensation of breaking office supplies; you'll also get two more songs, not included on the CD, as well as a chance to hear Jim read from his personal journal of poetry.