Back to Mine

Back to Mine

by Orbital
     
 
Far, far into the runs of downbeat excursion series like "Back to Mine," "DJ Kicks," or "One Late Night," it's a blessing to be greeted by such an eccentric mix of material as brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll are able to dig up on their Back to Mine compilation. That it makes for an experience akin to a late

Overview

Far, far into the runs of downbeat excursion series like "Back to Mine," "DJ Kicks," or "One Late Night," it's a blessing to be greeted by such an eccentric mix of material as brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll are able to dig up on their Back to Mine compilation. That it makes for an experience akin to a late night's drunken crawl through your CDs for all those mad tracks you just have to hear right now is even forgivable considering the parade of downbeat electronica dross cluttering record-store racks. And especially so for a family act. It's easy to imagine the Hartnolls arguing over their favorite tracks from an early age; we get a few evocative '60s numbers (from John Barry, Gert Wilden, the Tornadoes, plus an obscure television theme by Robert Mellin's orchestra), plus a few items from the post-punk era (Severed Heads, the Selecter), latter-day alternative (PJ Harvey, the Divine Comedy), and plenty of early acid house nuggets (Plaid, Eon, Warp licensee DSR, Hyper On Experience). There's little attempt made at a flow for this mix, just rudimentary mashed-up transitions -- most of which, however, work surprisingly well. Definitely not the unconscious musical wallpaper of a generic chill-out compilation, but an intriguing collection of tracks appealing to eccentric tastes. The lone Orbital production, the instrumental "Ska'd for Life," is an exclusive.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/2002
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018551823
catalogNumber:
85518

Tracks

  1. The Knack by John Barry & His Orchestra
  2. Justice To The People by Lee Perry & The Upsetters
  3. Babaloo by DSR
  4. Spice by Eon
  5. Love & ury by The Tornadoes
  6. We Have Come To Bless The House by Severed Heads
  7. Ska'ed For Life by Orbital
  8. Schulmaedchen Report (title theme) by Gert Wilden & Orchestra
  9. Kamikaze by PJ Harvey
  10. Celebrate The Bullet by The Elected
  11. No Idea by Earth Leakage Trip
  12. Lost Property by The Divine Comedy
  13. Pal Pal Teri Yaad by Falguni Pathak
  14. Half Stepper by HyperbyOnbyExperience
  15. Don't Burn Your Bridges by Susan Cadogan
  16. Living In The Past by Jethro Tull
  17. Network Twenty Three by Tangerine Dream
  18. New Bass Hippo by Plaid
  19. The Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe by Robert Mellin Orchestra

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Orbital   Primary Artist
Tangerine Dream   Track Performer
Jethro Tull   Track Performer
Selecter   Track Performer
Severed Heads   Track Performer
Eon   Track Performer
PJ Harvey   Track Performer
Susan Cadogan   Track Performer
Tornadoes   Track Performer
Earth Leakage Trip   Track Performer
Divine Comedy   Track Performer
John Barry & His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ian Anderson   Producer
Orbital   Producer
John Barry   Producer
Noel Davies   Producer
Edgar Froese   Producer
Christopher Franke   Producer
Mick Harvey   Producer
Gian Piero Reverberi   Producer
Nigel Godrich   Producer
Plaid   Producer
Adriene Banks   Producer,Engineer
Rob Playford   Producer,Engineer
Gert Wilden   Producer
Ian B.   Producer
J. Saul Kane   Producer
Robert Mellin   Producer
Rob Ellis   Producer
Alex Macnutt   Licensing

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