Jim Farber
March 14, 1997 AT 05:00 AM EST

Retail Therapy

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
T.D.F.
genre
Instrumental

We gave it a D

It’s amazing how fast drum-and-bass music went from the dance clubs to the dentist’s office. The conduit? A producer named Simon Climie, who, operating under the name T.D.F., here mixes watered-down avant-dance beats with Lite jazz and some slicked-up acoustic blues from Eric Clapton (!). No credit for Clapton appears on the album. He should be thankful, since Retail Therapy does for electronica what Deep Forrest did for world-beat music — make it into uppity Muzak.

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