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|Kruder & Dorfmeister|
Conversions: A K&D Selection
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
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Dominique J. B. Feneyrou | Paris, France | 01/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In case of funk, break this glass...if you're head is filled with day to day dead ends, the voyage on this gorgeous piece will make you soul wish for a stash of more around every corner of your life.
The gentle but edgy melodies are punctuated by distant sounding voices (beautiful "One and Only", the mesmerizing "Find me"- worth the CD itself ) while the drum&bass hectic but delicate balance maintains the awkwardness intact. Keyboards also hit some high pitch tones and ensure the experience is taking you places you rarely go (the lively "Searching"). A sexy sax can play the notes as well making smooth transitions to jazzier settings ("Ballistic Brothers"). At times the beats do get more enticed ("Nu Birth of Cool" and "Skanna" evoking Alex Reece). "Speechless takes you back to K&D more classic style, which is a tad more clubby and has a sturdy bass to make it hip. The last three pieces are quite frankly amazing. They set the tone for a perfect landing and you literally feel like you are sitting on clouds (as they even include space-like dialogues) with very funky 70`s like keyboards and trumpet. The ending has all of the three main elements of this great K&D recipe: eerie female vocals, a present but soft rhythm box and a tune that heightens your mind.
The greatness of this album is in the difference that it makes in your collection. It's a discreet little diamond that you will come back to since it bears the K&D label of quality stemming from hours and hours of listening and looking for the rare tunes that will take you out of this sometimes humdrum world..."
Gorgeous drum and bass
K. Anderson | Long Island, NY United States | 04/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I stumbled upon this CD after hearing K&D's brilliant "Sessions". "Conversions" is pure drum and bass. The beats are tight, the bass is deep and warm, all overlayed with beautiful ambient flourishes. The first four tracks are average/pretty good, but they're only a warm-up. The real journey begins when K&D kick it into high-gear with the final 6 tracks. Starting with "One and Only" and ending with "The Lick", this seamless stretch of drum and bass is excellent and addictive. Drum and bass fans should definitely check out this cd.
Also, if for some reason you don't have the K&D Sessions cd, make sure you pick that up as well. It's different than this, less drum and bass and more downtempo-chillout with more variety."
Excellent Drum n Bass
Kent M. Shultz | Tulsa, OK USA | 12/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Based on its popularity, I picked up K&D Sessions for my first K&D purchase. I naturally craved more K&D soon after, but I wavered on buying Conversions. When I went for it, though, I was glad I did!
As other reviews state, Conversions is markedly different from Sessions. It is a more upbeat album and has a flow such that it is really hard to discern when the track changes! At the beginning of the album tracks are very melodic. Throughout the middle the bass picks up and really becomes the emphasis. Near the end of the album, strong melodies are picked up again and there are some really sick drum beats, especially on track 9 :) By the end you are ready to listen to the album straight down again.
While Sessions contains a wider variety of electronic styles and really has some standout tracks, Conversions, as one reviewer mentioned, is about the whole album experience. Though it is upbeat, its not hard at all to turn throw on some headphones late at night and totally chill out with Conversions. Highly Recommended!"