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The Peter Kruder Richard Dorfmeister Remixes
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop
Beatheads beware. While DJ Count Basic serves up a total of seven tracks from studio wunderkinds Kruder & Dorfmeister, stretching out to almost 40 minutes of pleasant remixology, there's little here that hasn't crept up on... more »
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Beatheads beware. While DJ Count Basic serves up a total of seven tracks from studio wunderkinds Kruder & Dorfmeister, stretching out to almost 40 minutes of pleasant remixology, there's little here that hasn't crept up on another compilation by Basic or K&D. On top of that, the Count isn't working with a whole lot of source material. Two of the four original acid-jazz tracks represented here make multiple appearances. "Hide & Seek" creeps up twice, once as a slight but successful mix that strips down the lush R&B production in favor of a slow and funky horn-and-piano loop, and again as a tougher, almost hip-hop take. "Speechless" shows up a whopping three times, once with an emphasis on the original's Twin Peaks-y murk, once with a junglistic injection, and finally (and most successfully) with a watery vocal mix. Nothing's really sub-par here; it's just that nothing really new or revolutionary is happening, either. --Bob Michaels
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Not Up To Par
Jason M. Demarco | Scottdale, GA USA | 02/13/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"What you've got here is a rehash of old K+D stuff from a couple of years ago. Several of the tracks already appear on the amazing "K+D Sessions". The others are basically straight from the Count Basic albums. Count Basic himself is a mid-level talent in the acid-jazz genre. Fairly Milquetoast. This CD is another example of Shadow Records cashing in on the few K+D recordings they still have the rights to (along with the equally boring "Conversions" mix, released in America against the will of K+D). Check out "Peace Orchestra," by Peter Kruder, or "Tosca," by Richard Dorfmeister. These are much closer in form and execution to K+D's previous works."
Half a great CD
John Dennett | Longmont, CO USA | 08/14/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A collection of remixes done for Count Basic by Kruder & Dorfmeister, both together and separately. The mixes where the two mold the source material more to their own desires are by far the best of the bunch. "Gotta Jazz" and "Speechless Drum & Bass", both of which turn up on The K&D Sessions, are the standouts here."