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Mercy Street
Reminiscent Drive
Mercy Street
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
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French Ambient/Dance Direct from Belgium. Debut Full Length Release.


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All Artists: Reminiscent Drive
Title: Mercy Street
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Import [Generic]
Release Date: 1/15/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Styles: Techno, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5413356867329


Album Details
French Ambient/Dance Direct from Belgium. Debut Full Length Release.

CD Reviews

The best and most interesting album of the last decade
Uncle Jesus | England | 07/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Genres are multiplying thick and fast at the moment, and have been for a while. But very few break much if any new ground; most hit a dead end (speed garage), or just carry on doing the same thing without any innovation beyond the original concept (drum'n'bass). So it is a treat to discover an album which is both original and nigh-on perfect in Mercy Street: not really like very much else, but if you must, a fusion of classical, prog rock, chillout and techno (which should say very little to you, in truth, and does A Reminiscent Drive no justice). Themes echo all the way through the record, all recalling each other but each one different and memorable; each track has its own progression and form: some, like 'There's Always Somebody...' reaching a climactic single bar after a couple of minutes; others, like 'Relief', always moving but never peaking. None of them sound formulaic, most of them inspire a kind of awe (how does he make such odd noises sound so good? Could anyone else?), all but two or three songs are masterpieces, and the album as a whole is as coherent a piece of work as anything I have heard. Even the album sleeve is gorgeous. Matched only by A Reminiscent Drive's EP, 'Given', this is simply the best thing I've ever come across. As a friend of mine said, on hearing it for the first time, children should be made to listen to this. Buy it now.(although be warned: lyrics are sparse, singalonga melodies sparser and verse-chorus-verse-chorus rock or buildy-uppy beats altogether absent)"
A classic
arkansieldo | 05/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Think beach in Australia at 6 o'clock in the morning, you walk , the sun is coming and the music is here in your ears...this is the one man! it is sublime. This CD is for Trip hop lover, full of emotions and romance."
Ambient heaven
barbiepumpkin | Scandinavia | 02/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was entering a clothing store on Meiji-Dori in Japan last week, when I heard the tunes from the CD for the first time. Recently I discovered ambient, so Emmidiately my attention was drawn towards the music coming from the loudspeakers, rather that the clothes hanging on the the hangers in the shop. I asked a girl, working there waht music they were playing, and she showed me the cover. I wrote the title down and searched for the CD with no luck..... In a few days time I will recieve it, and I can't wait! Linse"