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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Agoria's contribution to the Balance mix series is definitely one aimed seemingly at contemplation more than groove-shaking, based on a cursory overview of the artists featured. Perhaps not for nothing is the cover art a portrayal of someone whose head appears swathed in gauze. But a strict ambient or Balearic disco mix this is not. If anything, it's one of the broadest samplings around covering what that term can mean, from the introductory serene swell of Gregg Kowalsky's "Ashes from Evermore" to Bibio's funk reworking "Jealous of Roses" to LCD Soundsystem's "45'33," as showcased via a selection of the Trus'me remix. Agoria's ear for bringing in earlier pioneers such as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Agoria's contribution to the Balance mix series is definitely one aimed seemingly at contemplation more than groove-shaking, based on a cursory overview of the artists featured. Perhaps not for nothing is the cover art a portrayal of someone whose head appears swathed in gauze. But a strict ambient or Balearic disco mix this is not. If anything, it's one of the broadest samplings around covering what that term can mean, from the introductory serene swell of Gregg Kowalsky's "Ashes from Evermore" to Bibio's funk reworking "Jealous of Roses" to LCD Soundsystem's "45'33," as showcased via a selection of the Trus'me remix. Agoria's ear for bringing in earlier pioneers such as Aphrodite's Child is laudable but the emphasis primarily remains on newer artists, and as a sampler alone this would be valuable. Yet Agoria's ability to elegantly, effortlessly mix song for song is key, and hearing the way he builds the mix track for track from pure calm to understated microhouse/glitch to celebratory grooves is its own reward. By the time beats are first quietly introduced on Manvoy de Saint Sadrill's "Soecheniona" he's already set the stage superbly, and when his own "Altre Voci" fully brings the mix up to its first moment of full exultance and release, he's earned the moment. The breakdown of the track listing itself is less relevant than the overall flow of the selections; this is a mix to digest as a piece, not as a formal list. Thus Emiliana Torrini's voice first ghosts in on Tosca's "Joe Si Ha" almost two minutes before "her" track begins, so well that it might as well be a full collaboration.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2010
  • Label: E.q.
  • UPC: 823867000354
  • Catalog Number: 29
  • Sales rank: 122,237

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ashes From Evermore - Gregg Kowalsky (1:14)
  2. 2 Xerrox Monophaser 2/Lords of Panama - Alva Noto (2:48)
  3. 3 ? - Mark Pritchard (2:55)
  4. 4 Soeheniona - Manvoy De Saint Sadrill (2:24)
  5. 5 Joe Si Ha (3:49)
  6. 6 Gun - Emiliana Torrini (2:29)
  7. 7 Parasite 2 (0:27)
  8. 8 Ind #5 (2:23)
  9. 9 Columpnam (2:07)
  10. 10 When I Think of (1:48)
  11. 11 10 - Pom Pom (1:12)
  12. 12 Altre Voci (3:49)
  13. 13 Train In Austria, Pt. 2 (2:51)
  14. 14 Over the Ice - The Field (1:58)
  15. 15 La Pazz (2:03)
  16. 16 Mis Dias Y Tus Noches - Cubenx (2:37)
  17. 17 Whisitling In Tongues - Felix Laband (4:47)
  18. 18 Back 2 My Roots - Jozif (0:57)
  19. 19 Jealous of Roses (2:14)
  20. 20 45:33 - LCD Soundsystem (4:43)
  21. 21 Same Sun /Less Time - Boozoo Bajou (4:25)
  22. 22 Synchronicity - Hatikvah (2:15)
  23. 23 The Last Child's Tear - Rio en Medio (3:32)
  24. 24 Just As the Sun Went Down - Tipper (2:41)
  25. 25 Ashes From Evermore/Xerrox Monophaser 2 - Alva Noto (1:41)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hurlements En Faveur De Serge T. - Sylvain Chauveau (0:05)
  2. 2 Loud Loud Loud - Aphrodite's Child (2:29)
  3. 3 Shirol/We Were - Suedmilch (2:04)
  4. 4 Szarpiesz Minerwa (3:20)
  5. 5 G-Thong - Ogris Debris (2:45)
  6. 6 Knee For Thought - Francesco Tristano (3:33)
  7. 7 One Thing More /Mwali We! - Ben Munyaneza (2:40)
  8. 8 Abstractor 2.0/the Last Child's Tear - Rio en Medio (2:19)
  9. 9 Morning - Chris Carrier (0:15)
  10. 10 Running - Dvsi (1:40)
  11. 11 Almodrama - Drama Society (2:53)
  12. 12 Libellules/I Know/Kipkop - Gadi Mizrahi (4:09)
  13. 13 French Kiss - Avril (1:45)
  14. 14 I Know - Gadi Mizrahi (3:21)
  15. 15 Tehellet/Parasite (3:05)
  16. 16 French Kiss - Avril (1:04)
  17. 17 Twenty Nine - Mark Broom (2:55)
  18. 18 Atl Antis - Einmusik (1:53)
  19. 19 Temperature's Rising (2:42)
  20. 20 Sonar - Aufgang (4:59)
  21. 21 Simple Things (Work It Out) - Shit Robot (3:43)
  22. 22 Acid Bells - Efdemin (2:22)
  23. 23 No Drum Machine, Pt. 2 - 3 Chairs (1:50)
  24. 24 Lonely - Kid A (2:33)
  25. 25 Hurlements En Faveur De Serge T. - Sylvain Chauveau (1:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Agoria Primary Artist, DJ
Ian Svenonius Vocals
Danielle Stech-Homsy Synthesizer, Vocals, Baritone Ukulele
Ann Alexander Thweatt Vocals
Nicolas Toll Synthesizer
Technical Credits
Lil' Louis Composer
Jonny Greenwood Composer
Richard Dorfmeister Composer, Producer
Rupert Huber Composer, Producer
Mark Pritchard Composer, Producer, Engineer
Costas Ferris Composer
Ian Svenonius Composer
Mark Broom Composer, Producer, Additional Production
Marc Collin Producer
Kenny Dixon Jr. Composer, Producer
Theo Parrish Composer, Producer
Rick Wilhite Composer, Producer
Tipper Composer, Producer
Tony Mantz Mastering
Vladislav Delay Composer, Producer
Carsten Nicolai Composer, Producer
Pom Pom Composer, Producer
Avril Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Sylvain Chauveau Composer, Producer
Peter Heider Composer
Florian Seyberth Composer
Boozoo Bajou Producer
Bruce Brubaker Piano Arrangement
The DFA Producer
Florian Schirmacher Composer, Producer
G. Scaletti Composer, Producer
Chris Carrier Composer, Producer
Sebastien Devaud Composer, Producer
Andrea Guerra Arranger
Dimitri Andreas Composer, Producer
Emanuel Geller Mastering
Dorothee Munyaneza Composer, Lyricist
Felix Laband Composer
Serge Santiago Remixing, Additional Production
Todd Terje Remixing, Additional Production
Gregg Kowalsky Composer, Producer
You and Me Remixing, Additional Production
Stephen Wilkinson Composer
Michael Forzza Composer, Producer
Block Barley Remixing, Additional Production
Marcus Lambkin Composer
Dustin Hogue Composer
Phillip Sollmann Composer
Luca Baldini Composer, Producer
Marc Antona Composer, Producer
Alistair Wells Composer, Producer
Tom Pandzic Concept, Licensing
Aufgang Composer
Francesco Tristano Composer, Producer
Christopher Spero Composer, Producer
Stefan Kozalla Composer, Producer
Samuel Kindermann Composer, Producer
Alex Pilkington Engineer
Axel Willner Composer
Evangelos Papath Anassiou Composer
Olivier Raymond Composer, Producer
Aymeric Westrich Composer
Gadi Mizrahi Composer, Producer
Ogris Debris Composer, Producer
Ann Alexander Thweatt Composer
Andreas Kriester Composer, Producer
Cesar Urbina Composer, Producer
Bobby "Cozylab" Azarian Composer, Producer
Benedikt Frey Composer, Producer
Danny Broddle Composer, Producer
Daniel Müller-Sachs Composer, Producer
Helmut Ebritsch Composer, Producer
Evie Jones Composer, Lyricist
Engin Oeztuerk Remixing, Additional Production
Emilie Albisser Composer, Producer
Olivier Michelet Composer, Producer
Nicolas Ginet Arranger
Manvoy De Saint Sadrill Composer, Producer
Malik Pittman Composer, Producer
Justin Messina Composer, Producer
Jozif Mark Goodwin Composer, Producer
Jef Kienlen Composer, Producer
Zak Khutoretsky Composer, Producer
Tymoteusz Cypla Composer, Producer
Sergio Ricciardone Composer, Producer
Sebastian Pellowski Composer, Producer
Sarah Joyce Composer
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