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Magical Sounds of Banco De Gaia
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Magical Sounds of Banco De Gaia
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
 
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Combining elements of world music with a techno aesthetic could easily end up sounding contrived, but in Banco de Gaia's hands, the combination is light, bubbly, and incredibly fun. The sunny momentum and cleverness of "I ...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Banco de Gaia
Title: Magical Sounds of Banco De Gaia
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Six Degrees
Original Release Date: 5/18/1999
Release Date: 5/18/1999
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, Techno, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 657036101227

Synopsis

Amazon.com's Best of 1999
Combining elements of world music with a techno aesthetic could easily end up sounding contrived, but in Banco de Gaia's hands, the combination is light, bubbly, and incredibly fun. The sunny momentum and cleverness of "I Love Baby Cheesy" alone makes this one of the best dance releases of the year. --Matthew Cooke

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"I've never experienced anything like this in my life!"
Mychael Patrick | Lahaina, Maui | 10/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My one-line summary is actually a portion of the vocal sampling from "I Love Baby Cheesy." I saw this CD on the listening rack at a local music store. The CD cover attracted me to it. I listened to the first track "I Love Baby Cheesy" and could hardly contain myself. After taking home The Magical Sounds of Banco de Gaia and playing it to death, I bought Banco de Gaia's other CDs. I think this album to be far superior than the others simply because some of the other albums' songs tend to be a little repetitive in spots. My other favorite song here is "Harvey And The Old Ones." But, "I Love Baby Cheesy" by itself is worth the price of the CD."
A stunning return to form!!!
05/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Magical Sounds of Banco de Gaia is a wonderful return to the uptempo style of the two 'classic' Banco cd's "Maya" and "Last Train to Lhasa." Although 1997's "Big Men Cry" was fantastic in it's own right, it drifted a bit from the brilliance of Banco. Well, The Magical Sounds... is an inspired collection of ambient keyboard washes, exotic vocal sound samples, and up-tempo hip-hop and dub influenced dance beats. "I Love Baby Cheesy" and "Frog's Diner" are, to me, the standout tracks, but the whole record is a beautfiul work that should attract new and old fans alike. Anyone looking for an album that combines the best of electronica and world music, go no farther than the new Banco de Gaia!!!!"
Recently rediscovered
Guy Elden Jr. | 09/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I recently rediscovered this album while on vacation in Hawaii. Simply put, this is one of the best electronic albums ever made. Standouts (if I _had_ to pick them) include Harvey and the Old Ones, and 144K (which closes with 2 minutes of the most blissfully slamming samples you've ever heard). I've followed Banco de Gaia since his first album, Maya, and with each one, he just keeps getting better and better. Layering, creative sampling, instruments and sounds from all over the world, no one puts them all together like Toby does. If you only listen to one BdG album, definitely choose this one!"