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Kruder, Dorfmeister
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Kruder, Dorfmeister
Title: G-Stoned
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Quango
Original Release Date: 11/7/1995
Re-Release Date: 10/31/1995
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Styles: Electronica, Trip-Hop, Europe, Continental Europe, Reggae, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016244801129

CD Reviews

haroon | spin boldak | 04/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hey you, if you love & understand the essence of music I would say go get this one, and if its not upto your mark send me the world's most abusive email and I would accept it happily.
Music for a person who has a ear and stomach for rhythm(i.e music), and is not merely content with listening to it but is also visualising and absorbing everything that he hears and feels."
Decent but not great.
Amazodonte | Caracas, Venezuela moving soon to San Antonio, TX | 06/22/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I'll be brief on this one. This EP is OK but it leaves a lot to be desired. It has good beats but it lacks on melody. Dark and slow. It is just not as edgy as some of their other material. Good but kind of boring is the best way I can describe it."
Phenomenal - Essential listening
Steward Willons | Illinois | 02/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The G-Stoned EP is one of the few albums that I would call perfect. I reserve that term for albums that are absolutely life-changing, that rise above the work of their genre, and inspire countless other artists. In only four short tracks, Kruder and Dorfmeister establish themselves as one of the leaders of downtempo, or trip hop, or the label du jour - whatever you want to call it, it's amazing music.

The songs are deceptively simple, but the genius is in the details. While many artists would be content to dip into their library of loops and breaks, K&D recruit fellow Viennese jazz musicians to realize their ideas. The result is obvious upon the first listen - real musicians making real music. While K&D do use some samples on the album, they're more like tasty embellishments. When they need something serious like a beat or some gentle electric piano comping, they get a live musician in the studio.

Dorfmeister's primitive flute on the opening definition is reminiscent of Florian Schneider on the early Kraftwerk albums in what is most definitely a nod to their German neighbors. Deep S***, the second track, has the rich warmth of a well-worn record, complete with the requisite fuzz, slightly wavering pitch, and smoothed out edges. It clearly showcases K&D's sampling prowess. They fit the pieces together as if the music was conceived as a whole right from the beginning.

High Noon is a little more energetic (although, for this style of record, it's all relative), and features an obscured sample of "Blue Moon." Finally, we reach the sensual Original Bedroom Rockers, a perfect end to a thoroughly chill album.

Although most fans are already aware of this, it's worth pointing out to new listeners that these are Kruder and Dorfmeister originals. They've composed a grand total of seven or eight works together. The vast majority of their output are remixes and, even though K&D tend to make tracks their own, the style is a bit different. This album is jazzy, but it's a much more subdued than most of the tracks on The K&D Sessions or the DJ Kicks album. You might be in for a surprise.

This album takes a long time to reveal its greatness. It repays careful listening. If you want something immediately catchy, you can always just turn on the radio. There is plenty of music that hooks you upon the very first listen, but those hooks are ephemeral. You'll be listening to the G-Stone EP long after you tire of the rest.

I recommend this to any fan of electronic music, and to most fans of music in general. Pop this in the player, turn out the lights, and enjoy."