Arabica [2005]

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
It's possible for traditional rhythms and instrumentation to find a place next to sequencers, synthesizers, and modern-day drum machines. But since that hybrid is often fumbled into foggy mediocrity, sets like Arabica usually have legitimacy issues. Arabica is no different. It's a two-disc set of mild electronica, downtempo, and slick ethnic blends featuring artists like Transglobal Underground, Natacha Atlas, Romero, and Yasmine. But even if some of its beats and flavors are unique, exotic, or even just danceable, too much of it is only typical. Yahia's "In the Kasbah" finds a propulsive rhythm behind echoes of oud. But the "Bombay Dreams Mix" of Cesare Martinez's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
It's possible for traditional rhythms and instrumentation to find a place next to sequencers, synthesizers, and modern-day drum machines. But since that hybrid is often fumbled into foggy mediocrity, sets like Arabica usually have legitimacy issues. Arabica is no different. It's a two-disc set of mild electronica, downtempo, and slick ethnic blends featuring artists like Transglobal Underground, Natacha Atlas, Romero, and Yasmine. But even if some of its beats and flavors are unique, exotic, or even just danceable, too much of it is only typical. Yahia's "In the Kasbah" finds a propulsive rhythm behind echoes of oud. But the "Bombay Dreams Mix" of Cesare Martinez's "Sambal" repeats the same formula. Fortunately Arabica's second disc is a little more promising, offering less beat-oriented material that more effectively explores the gap between organic and digital. Highlights include Rhythm Vendors' "Only When You're There," "Meridian" from Earth Sunrise, and Yasmine's "Ruby Sunrise."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Lifetime
  • UPC: 876492006826
  • Catalog Number: 2
  • Sales rank: 385,209

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dub Yalil (6:09)
  2. 2 Air Giant - Transglobal Underground (1:52)
  3. 3 Souk Nationala - B Line Brothers (5:07)
  4. 4 In the Kasbah - Yahia (4:21)
  5. 5 Jassalmer (5:03)
  6. 6 Don't Cry - Starry Shehan (5:34)
  7. 7 Phase 3 - Terrase (6:45)
  8. 8 Middle Sky - Freedom Dancer (6:40)
  9. 9 Ray of Light - Navern (4:45)
  10. 10 Sambal - César Martínez (4:08)
  11. 11 Sanctuary - Romero (3:09)
  12. 12 Soul's Journey - Leila (3:55)
  13. 13 Descend - Foundouks Foundations (5:52)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Stotinki - The Space Cadets (7:30)
  2. 2 Ruby Sunrise - Yasmin (5:17)
  3. 3 Coranz - Mina Seyahi (4:43)
  4. 4 Al Zihad - Robitique (5:09)
  5. 5 Atlas Mountains - Seventh House Out (5:46)
  6. 6 Born Again - Domez M. (5:44)
  7. 7 Seven Sea (5:19)
  8. 8 Earth Sunrise - The Meridian (4:30)
  9. 9 Hope - Asha Bendalmi (5:07)
  10. 10 Marrakesh - Rey Ra (4:29)
  11. 11 Only When You're There - Rhythm Vendors (6:11)
  12. 12 Raqs Beledi (4:17)
  13. 13 Resolution Dub - Exile (5:58)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
J.C. Phillips Composer
Aki Nawaz Producer
Alex Kasiek Composer
B.H. Edwards Composer
Sep Dorjos Producer
J.D. Ererve Composer, Producer
Mala Haraq Producer
Chandra Mahal Producer
Howie Omegare Producer
Yahiya Emerick Producer
Mina Seyahi Producer
Rey Ra Producer
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