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Modulations: Cinema for the Ear (Original Soundtrack)
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Soundtracks
The riveting documentary Modulations could be subtitled "Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Electronic Music but Were Afraid to Ask" for its comprehensive history of electronic music from industrial and techno t... more »
The riveting documentary Modulations could be subtitled "Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Electronic Music but Were Afraid to Ask" for its comprehensive history of electronic music from industrial and techno to jungle and house. The soundtrack collection focuses on dance-oriented tracks that stand as mini-paradigms of their representative subgenres. Giorgio Moroder's Euro-disco mix of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" married pulsating electronic beats to an erotic mantra, laying the foundation for endless musical mutation. Afrika Bambaataa's beat-synth mélange "Planet Rock" is here, along with Juan Atkins's (as Model 500) remix of his pivotal techno hit "No UFOs." Modulations provides informative entertainment for the novice and a fine best-of sampler for the aficionado of electronic music. --Gail Worley
A superb, necessarily fractured introduction
(5 out of 5 stars)
""I Feel Love" was the hook for me, although I'm familiar with the other artists featured. The recognition of Giorgio Moroder/Donna Summer's epochal track contextualises everything that follows, and while some of it may be 'difficult listening' for the uninitiated, the represented tracks are spot-on. Unreservedly recommended."