842 Colours (feat Hrdvsion - Eddie C Elektro Funk remix) (3:42)
Musli Funk (3:45)
Review: Three years on from his last acclaimed outing on Endless Flight, Berlin-based Canadian Eddie C returns to the Japanese label with another high quality full-length excursion. Those who've followed his career over the last six or seven years will feel at home straight away. Opener "Hello baby" is a quirky, break-driven head-nodder rich in dub disco bass and quirky samples, while the cut that follows, "Carbon Date", offers a deeper and more spacey take on the same heady blueprint. From then on its' a loved-up, saucer-eyed jaunt through laidback Balearic disco grooves ("In The Park"), spaced-out punk-funk ("Way Uptown"), percussion-packed Latin beats ("Batacuda"), bustling breakbeat house ("Berlina"), warped digital dub ("Dancin' Music") and spaced-out broken beat ("Listen"). In a word: superb.
Part II - Summit: Amazon/Universe/Hare Krishna (10:13)
La Fin Non-Triste (6:03)
Review: Pilotwings' Louis E Bola sets out on a brand new expedition with this stunning new odyssey Eiger Drums Propaganda. With a crew ranging from Arthur Tempo to Sound Of Duty Free via Akino Karma, the journey is as turbulent as it is singular. The ambient washes and faux demonism of "Climb", the vital twinkles of "Le Chien Est Parti", the beastly swampy textures of "Summit" and the cascading chimes and twangs of the dreamy finale "La Fin Non-Triste" all comprise to create an immersive, weird and beguiling trip. Ready to ascend?
Review: The famous producer behind the 1990 smash hit "Sadness Part 1" indeed returns! Driven by founder and composer Michael Cretu, The Fall Of A Rebel Angel weaves together twelve conceptual tracks, or chapters, into one long and compelling narrative. Said to tell the story of a protagonist's progression, growth, and ultimate evolution. Grammy and Echo award winning writer Michael Kunze has created the story in words to accompany the music and will be featured in its entirety on the album's multi-lingual Special Edition. Cretu was said to influenced by a wide range of musical genres on this album. From the obvious classical music references and Gregorian chants as well as even more contemporary electronic music like dubstep. A compelling listen from start to finish.
Review: By the time they released "Amplified Heart" in 1994, Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn had spent a decade churning out admired but relatively commercially unsuccessful "lite-jazz" albums. Then, on the back of a string of on-point club remixes (Todd Terry's chart-topping version of "Missing" included), the set surprisingly became a runaway success. To celebrate the album's 25th birthday, "Amplified Heart" has been given the audiophile reissue treatment. It suits the album's gently breezy, emotion-rich feel, with Thorn's evocative, lovelorn vocals perfectly matching Watt's sunset-friendly blend of acoustic guitars, soft-touch double bass, trip-hop style beats and Balearic-minded electronics. It remains one of the duo's greatest albums and should be in every discerning listener's collection.