Ultra Lounge 0706 CD (2006)

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Label Varese Sarabande
SKU 202804282
UPC 030206065824
UPC 14 00030206065824
Format CD
Release Date 7/25/2006
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Author Various
Technical Info
Engineer Giacomo Bondi
Producer Chris Coco; John Kilbey; Miranda Victoria; Garry Judd; Stephen Shannon; Rob Evanoff; Andrew Kremer; Jens Buchert; Afterlife; Alex Gimeno; Nitin Sawhney; Peter Daou; Richard Dorfmeister; Roland Voss; Steve Kilbey; Rupert Huber; Giacomo Bondi
CatalogID 060658
Lable Name Water Music Records
Released 07/25/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00030206065824
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Stef Heinz, Anne Schnell, Barbara Zanetti (vocals); Peter Daou (piano, keyboards, programming).
Audio Remixer: Afterlife.
Recording information: GB Music Studio, Rome, Italy.
Water Music's (not to be confused with Water Records) double-disc Ultra Lounge comp is pretty much standard issue, but there are some truly fun moments here and nothing whatsoever is offensive (how often can you say that about a double-disc electronica compilation?).There is ambient and midtempo jazz house here as well downtempo, chillout, and minimal techno, to name a few of the styles, and nothing here really grooves above a summery simmer. Lemon Jelly's "95 A.K.A. Make Things Right" is a nice easy way to start things off with its lush textures and multidimensional atmospherics; Vanessa Daou's (when was the last time you heard that name?) "Passed" is beautiful in this context, as is Nitin Sawhney's shimmery "Sunset." Blue Smitty's remix of Lawrence Welk's read of "Blue Velvet" is strictly outer space groove. Jens Buchert's wildly exotic "M?lange El?ctrique" with its doussn'gouni loop is a great touch. Disc two starts off a little predictably with "Moods," a jazz house track full of a Milt Jackson vibraphone loop, but Tosca's spaced-out backdoor move on "Rondo Acapricio," digs the second disc into the tapestry well, as does the Thievery Corporation's space-and-rhythm remix of Bebel Gilberto's "Cada Beijo." The slippery futuristic electro-jazz-funk of Lemongrass' (Roland Voss) "Sync It Up to Love," is a left turn, but a good one, with his female vocalist doing her best Ruth Copeland. The sheer Andalusian/Gypsy feel of Andrew Kremer's and Mariana Murdocco's "Vuelvo" is almost a scene stealer. There is something here for almost anyone in the ultra lounge frame of mind here. ~ Thom Jurek
Disc 1
1 95 A.K.A. Make Things Right - Lemon Jelly,Moods - Jojo Effect
2 Sunseek - Stef Heinz/Jens Buchert,Who You Are (Chilled) - Stolen Identity
3 Sunset - Nitin Sawhney,Rondo Acapricio - Tosca
4 Arrastao - Ursula 1000,Cada Beijo - Bebel Gilberto (Thievery Corporation Mix)
5 Blue Velvet - Lawrence Welk (Smitty Remix, Smitty remix),Home - Chris Coco/Afterlife
6 Passed - Vanessa Daou,Strange Story, A - Garry Judd
7 Fool Me - Gabrielle Chiararo,Rio Sunset - Lisa Maroni
8 Isn't It Sad - Luxe Collective,Sync It Up To Love - Lemongrass
9 Ugly And The Beautiful, The - The Real Tuesday Weld,White Noise - Andrea Ravel
10 M?lange El?ctrique - Jens Buchert,Vuelvo - Mariana Murdocco/Andrew Kremer
11 Feel - Teddy Rok (Afterlife Remix, Afterlife remix),Electrolooks - Halfset
12 Dark Whole Of Light, The - Mohan,Revealed - Blank (Bliss Remix, Bliss remix)
Disc 2
1 95 A.K.A. Make Things Right - Lemon Jelly,Moods - Jojo Effect
2 Sunseek - Stef Heinz/Jens Buchert,Who You Are (Chilled) - Stolen Identity
3 Sunset - Nitin Sawhney,Rondo Acapricio - Tosca
4 Arrastao - Ursula 1000,Cada Beijo - Bebel Gilberto (Thievery Corporation Mix)
5 Blue Velvet - Lawrence Welk (Smitty Remix, Smitty remix),Home - Chris Coco/Afterlife
6 Passed - Vanessa Daou,Strange Story, A - Garry Judd
7 Fool Me - Gabrielle Chiararo,Rio Sunset - Lisa Maroni
8 Isn't It Sad - Luxe Collective,Sync It Up To Love - Lemongrass
9 Ugly And The Beautiful, The - The Real Tuesday Weld,White Noise - Andrea Ravel
10 M?lange El?ctrique - Jens Buchert,Vuelvo - Mariana Murdocco/Andrew Kremer
11 Feel - Teddy Rok (Afterlife Remix, Afterlife remix),Electrolooks - Halfset
12 Dark Whole Of Light, The - Mohan,Revealed - Blank (Bliss Remix, Bliss remix)
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