Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Dzihan & Kamien Orchestra|
Live in Vienna
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Following two sensational studio albums, the Vienna-based electronica chill-meisters are live and organic here. Dzihan's keyboards and Kamien's guitars and samples are heard at the crest of a hip one-world sonic universe, ... more »
Following two sensational studio albums, the Vienna-based electronica chill-meisters are live and organic here. Dzihan's keyboards and Kamien's guitars and samples are heard at the crest of a hip one-world sonic universe, supported by a hand-picked battalion of top-notch international talent. Vocalists Ma. Dita (performing in English) and Özden Öksüz, DJ "Mangito" Mango, and super-percussionist Sammy Figueroa (who has played with Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, John Scofield, Stevie Wonder, and David Bowie---you can't get much cooler than that) are flanked by smoldering Turkish drummers, strings, reeds, and brass. The result resembles a late-night love-in between Isaac Hayes (wah-wah firmly in place), Barry White, retro Latin jazz, classic Middle-Eastern massed-violin vamps, and Pink Floyd, augmented by white-hot trumpet solos and filigreed Islamic calls to prayer. The album includes a bonus disc of remix tracks, wherein "Drophere" undergoes three treatments while "Slibdub," "Stiff Jazz," and "Ford Transit" reveal glimmering new facets. --Christina Roden
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This is a lot of music !!! Deep and Good...
Amazodonte | Caracas, Venezuela moving soon to San Antonio, TX | 06/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The chillout/downtempo/electronic music gurus go live. WOW !
This is a deep album from the MASTERS D&K with an incredible array of talented musicians that make this masterpiece a phenomenal purchase. There is so much music in here that is difficult to describe. There's funky bass (if you're a bass player, you gotta have this CD), strings, horns, insane percussion (unreal), sexy vocals (great talented singers), all beautifully combined with that electronica sound D&K are known for.
World Music? Yes.
Electronic Downtempo/Chillout? Yes.
Boring? NEVER !
Fact is, that after listening to this you will be wondering if this is the original D&K who put this orchestra together to make these tracks sound so organic or if this is a really talented jazz jam band. This CD is so good, it won't be out of rotation for a very very long time... This is the one live album that makes you wish you'd been there to see it with your own eyes...
UPDATE: After a full year with this CD, I have to upgrade it to a 5-star rating."
The things you find...
N. Gray | Melbourne, Australia | 12/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this on the recommendation of Amazon, who sent me an email telling me of its release. I took a gamble, thinking that if it was no good, I could palm it off as a Christmas present to some drum and bass fanatic.
The truth is, this CD isn't going anywhere in a hurry. From the first track, I heard the bass loud, the drums clear and the rest of the band tight. From then on, it just got better as brass licks and other ostinatos started flying about driving and authoritive percussion and bass lines.
This CD has already earned a spot up there with the Nightmares on Wax and Thievery Corporation collection. The thing that sets this one apart is that it is a fun CD. NOW and T.C are polished, and absolutely brilliant at their game, but this CD really reminds me of what playing music is about. It ain't about getting up in front of thousands of people and showing them how good you are, but it's more about getting together with the intention of going to another place. The musicianship on this CD certainly takes the crowd/listener there, and I would be surprised if the muso's themselves were not moved also. This is truly a brilliant CD if you like music. There's no star of the show, no big name single to draw you in. Track 1 is as good as the middle of the album, and the middle is as good as the end. If you're into groove, trip hop, or just plain good music played with passion, then this CD will not dissapoint you. I for one will look for more of this outfit's work!"
Live and better than ever!
Ryan | USA | 09/17/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Dzihan and Kamien have always drawn comparissons to that "other" Vienna act you may have heard about...Kruder and Dorfmeister. Both crews are mutual fans of each others work and have even remixed tracks for each other. I've always thought the comparissons were a little bit off but here on their first live album, D & K really come into their own. While on their studio albums things can tend to be a little too electronic for a K & D comparisson, on "Live" we see D & K strip things down and present tracks from their last studio album with a full band and even a string section! The results? By stripping back the sounds and creating a more organic feel, D & K's songs sound more alive than ever before! As if this werent enough, for the North American release, D & K have included a bonus disc of tracks from their last album remixed by the likes of Richard Dorfmeister & Rodney Hunter and Howie B as well as a rework by themselves as well. This package is not to be missed if your a fan of smooth nu-jazz and funk. D & K may live up to those K & D comparissons yet!"