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Backspin: A Six Degrees 10 Year Anniversary Project
     

Backspin: A Six Degrees 10 Year Anniversary Project

 
Six Degrees Records is one of the reasons that world music is no longer considered a staid genre, the domain of ethnomusicologists combing the backwaters of the planet searching for lost, unclothed indigenous tribes bellowing field hollers to the trees. By fostering forward-reaching fusions of contemporary ethnic sounds and club-friendly electronics, Six Degrees has

Overview

Six Degrees Records is one of the reasons that world music is no longer considered a staid genre, the domain of ethnomusicologists combing the backwaters of the planet searching for lost, unclothed indigenous tribes bellowing field hollers to the trees. By fostering forward-reaching fusions of contemporary ethnic sounds and club-friendly electronics, Six Degrees has expanded both the verbal and rhythmic language of world music, at the same time doing more than its share to change the often restrictive face of dance music. Backspin is the label's birthday present to itself, and to those open-minded enough to appreciate the idea of classic rock-and-related songs by Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, the Cure, the Police and the Beatles being shredded and pieced back together as new entities. Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" naturally lends itself to the kind of funky treatment dZihan & Kamien bring to it, and ABBA's "The Day Before You Came" is transformed by the Real Tuesday Weld into some sort of demented post-Commie Eastern European cosmic country. MIDIval PunditZ plays off Robert Plant and Jimmy Page's obsessions with Middle Eastern textures to bring Zep's "Four Sticks" even closer to its roots -- with significant sonic updating, while Marley's "Get Up, Stand Up" makes the transition to nuevo flamenco easily in the hands of Spain's fiery innovators Ojos de Brujo. Not all is beat-crazy though. Shrift takes Brian Wilson's most perfect opus, the Pet Sounds centerpiece "God Only Knows," and adorns it with lush orchestral effects and space-enveloping keyboards -- the result manages to stay true to Wilson's classic arrangement while rebuilding it into something he probably never imagined. On the other hand, MNO's transformation of one of John Lennon's most personal songs, "Julia," into an approximation of Balinese gamelan music bears virtually no resemblance to the original, although it sure is pretty.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2007
Label:
Six Degrees
UPC:
0657036113220
catalogNumber:
1132

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Performance Credits

Steve Carter   Keyboards
Heinrich von Kalnein   Flute
Carmen Rizzo   Synthesizer,Drums,Keyboards
Yossi Fine   Guitar,Electric Bass
Xavi Turull   Bongos,Conga,Tabla,Shaker
Ayla Davila   Bass
Ajay Prasanna   Flute
Azam Ali   Vocals
Victor Castro   Trombone
Nina Miranda   Vocals
Karsh Kale   Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Marina Abad   Vocals,Background Vocals
Roberto Quintana   Percussion
Javier Martín   Bass
Gary Hughes   Keyboards
Loga Ramin Torkian   Electric Guitar,Alto Saxophone
RaRa Avis   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Paco Lomeña   Flamenco Guitar
Ramon Giménez   Hand Clapping,Flamenco Guitar
Carlos Sarduy   Piano,Trumpet,Timbales,Guiro,Handbells
Sergio Ramos   Cajon,Hand Clapping
Stephen Coates   Vocals
Randolph Correia   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Pankaj Awasthi   Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Herbie Hancock   Composer
Bill Laswell   Composer
Steve Carter   Engineer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Carmen Rizzo   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Porl Thompson   Composer
Roger O'Donnell   Composer
Bob Duskis   Liner Notes
Azam Ali   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Toby Marks   Producer
Winston McIntosh   Composer
dZihan & Kamien   Liner Notes
Karsh Kale   Producer,Liner Notes,drum programming,Percussion Programming,Recreation
Marina Abad   Composer
Gary Hughes   Programming
Loga Ramin Torkian   Arranger,Producer
RaRa Avis   Producer,Liner Notes
César Cisneros   Engineer
Bombay Dub Orchestra   Producer
Clerkenwell Kid   Arranger,Producer
Dennis Wheatley   Composer

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