Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|T Power, Aphrodite feat. Gail McLain|
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop
An absolute classic of this genre. Smashing!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was turned onto the original artcore comp. by seminal Colorado DJ John Chamie, along with other phat sounds in DnB back in 93/94 or so. The original was a groundbreaker to some of us in the US scene (i have been doing big parties since '90 and have caught almost every big touring act in Drum 'n ' Bass live and direct..) No. 2 in the series takes us someplace a little darker than No. 1. It is an intimation that this music is serious, it is relevant, it is now. The beats make your mind move seamlessly at low volume, but are versatile enough to jam out at high volume. For the newcomer to our scene, pick an artist you dig and follow that back to the source album/EP. Then repeat as necessary to really let the music into your mind. This album is rewarding and fairly accessible to the uninitiated. I highly recommend it, especially if you like jazzy stuff bordering on dark."
I lOve this cd :)
mizjunglist | Seattle | 04/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i heard this cd playing earlier today at retro viva...it was soOoOooO dope so i had to ask one of the workers what cd it was they were playing :). the samplez dont give you enough to consume seriously...just buy this cd and let it go into your soul :). Its dope...its pretty funky/groovey/chill/with a dash of darkness on the side (darkness in a few songz). it can totaly make you wanna get your groove on on the dance floore...but then again you can just chill to it and let it take over your mind body and soul. anyway... i love this cd :)."
Definitive, well-rounded, and elusive.
omniscientfool | Beijing, China | 07/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"No one will ever find or buy this album because a)it is a v/a compilation, b)it has no (really) big names, c)it is "old", and d)not only is it far from pop...it's a genre that has fallen out of favor with the hipsters. That's a crying shame, as this is indeed a near-classic that holds its own against the whole of electronica.Regarding D&B household name Goldie with mild dislike, being able to name few other artists, and having heard of none on this album, I'm surprised and pleased not be able to dismiss D&B as a one-horse electronic subgenre. I did so before, having heard little more than the club nonsense, to which the title D&B does justice. These, however, add a wealth of instruments and even utilize vocals effectively (minimally), which is apparently very difficult. The first, third, and eleventh tracks are my favorites, largely fitting a pattern of waiting a moment before adding the drums or the bass. These kinds of tweaks are needed to spice up rhythms which, like the wall-thumping beat of most other electronica, are very similar. Almost enough to make me seek full-lengths by these artists."