Backspin

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All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/6/2007
  • Label: Six Degrees
  • UPC: 657036113220
  • Catalog Number: 1132
  • Sales rank: 387,048

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Spirits in the Material World - Karsh Kale (4:35)
  2. 2 Rockit (3:50)
  3. 3 Get Carter Theme (7:03)
  4. 4 Love Song - Niyaz (4:46)
  5. 5 If 6 Was 9 (5:56)
  6. 6 Four Sticks - MIDIval PunditZ (5:15)
  7. 7 Get Up Stand Up - Ojos de Brujo (3:48)
  8. 8 The Bed's Too Big Without You (4:12)
  9. 9 The Day Before You Came - The Clerkenwell Kid (5:12)
  10. 10 God Only Knows (3:10)
  11. 11 Echoes (8:43)
  12. 12 Julia (3:43)
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Album Credits

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
Ken Lee Mastering
George Marino Mastering
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
The Clerkenwell Kid Arranger, Producer
Dennis Wheatley Composer
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