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Deep Forest
Deep Forest
Deep Forest
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, New Age, Pop
 
The primordial unknown--or the modern urban dweller's impressions thereof--has long been a staple of New Age music. So it was only a matter of time before some studio whiz got the notion to take the translation process one...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Deep Forest
Title: Deep Forest
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 7/26/1994
Album Type: Single
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: World Dance, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Deep Forest
UPCs: 098707750847, 098707757815, 098707757822, 738476154322, 766488035421

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The primordial unknown--or the modern urban dweller's impressions thereof--has long been a staple of New Age music. So it was only a matter of time before some studio whiz got the notion to take the translation process one step further and bring that atmosphere to the dance floor. It's definitely authentic--the creators studied and borrowed genuine chants from African tribes--but just as importantly, it's remarkably seductive. The chart-topping signature song, "Sweet Lullaby," is indicative of what's going on in the grooves of the other nine tracks; ambient house beats burble pastorally while "multi-culti" samples ebb and flow gracefully, even romantically, through the mix. -- David Sprague

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CD Reviews

Somewhere, deep in the jungle, are living some little men...
Adam Delu | Albuquerque, NM, USA | 06/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This record is a must have, because it defined a new era of crossover-style music. It took Pygmies and put them to an Enigma beat, with an occasional broken English (Dutch syntax?) commentary. Sounds cheezy, but it really works.The band describes themselves as not a band. "Deep Forest" is a project, according to its creators. Therefore, the album is a stand-alone work, except that it enjoyed such an unpredicted success that it spawned a series of projects.I first bought this album as an import in the early 90's. "Sweet Lullaby" had been getting some pretty frequent radio play on the San Francisco alternative rock stations, and it was simply intriguing. Nobody had ever heard voices like this. Mix in ambient jungle sounds. Synthetic beat. What a combination? Sound strange? It's not that different from what we hear today from Fatboy Slim and Moby, except of course with Pygmies. I don't think many have dared to replicate it.Now, it's become a near-desert island CD for me. I've memorized the Pygmy chants. I've lost several copies of it--ex girlfriends, auto-thefts, etc. . . Always, I replace it. That's a pretty strong recommendation.I've heard Deep Forest collaborations with Enigma, and Peter Gabriel, which are works of merit. Frankly, I think that this is still their most ingenious work."
Into Another World
Diane Kerner | Woodinville, WA | 10/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This music speaks a language that is new to our ears, yet familiar in a way that can't be named. The first time I heard it was in a shop in Santa Barbara, CA over a decade ago. I immediately went up to the counter, asked what was playing, and purchase it. Years later, one of these songs would turn up as the theme to the reality TV show, Survivor.

If I go too long without listening to this CD, I am drawn back to it like a missing link."
Techno Bell
Derek Remiasz | Chicago | 12/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard Deep Forest back when i was in high school, working at Taco Bell. We listened to Muzak's "Hitline" satellite program there and they used to play track #1- "Deep Forest", all the time. I was fascinated by that song....I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be techno, dance, ambient, or whatever. I wasn't even sure what language they were singing in. It took me a while to track down the artist and CD and 11 years later I am *still* listening to it. Marta's Song from Boheme also rocks....
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