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Elevator Music

Elevator Music

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by Trüby Trio
     
 

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Any Compost act willing to title a debut album Elevator Music is either being self-deprecating or not very smart -- unless, of course, the title references an aim to lift the listener's spirits. Regardless, it's a dicey move, and since Elevator Music is an album released on Compost, there's bound to be at least a couple moments that are deserving of such

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Any Compost act willing to title a debut album Elevator Music is either being self-deprecating or not very smart -- unless, of course, the title references an aim to lift the listener's spirits. Regardless, it's a dicey move, and since Elevator Music is an album released on Compost, there's bound to be at least a couple moments that are deserving of such a categorization. This is no exception, but there's room for a little bit of everything throughout the course of this extremely lengthy album, whether one is talking about levels of quality or stylistic shifts. This full-length from Rainer Trüby and company has been a long time coming, evidenced by the inclusion of the 1999 single "A Go Go" and an update of the similarly dusty "Alegre." In a sense, it's unfortunate this album came so late, since dance albums with heavy-handed Brazilian fusioneering had become such a beyond-tiresome thing by 2003. Some of this material originated before the overload, so it's hard to knock them for it, even though -- as prominent, established figureheads of the scene -- they were partly responsible for the glut. Besides, there's more to the album than that. "Universal Love," with a big fat swipe from L.T.D.'s Mizells-produced "Love to the World," sets the breezy, carefree tone that drifts throughout the album. "Runnin'," one of two tracks featuring vocalist Wunmi (see also Bugz in the Attic's "Zombie"), is a particularly breathless Afro-beat/broken-beat hybrid. Like a lot of its peers, Trüby Trio is too anxious to show off all the group's facets on one disc. The best moments here are in danger of being washed out by the sheer quantity of content, a fair portion of which fails to stimulate.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2003
Label:
Compost
UPC:
0667548512121
catalogNumber:
140

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Trüby Trio   Primary Artist
Don Freeman   Synthesizer,fender rhodes
Mike T.   Percussion
Raoul Walton   Bass
Joseph Malik   Vocals
Wunmi   Vocals
Michael Mettke   Guitar,fender rhodes
Marcus Begg   Vocals
Myabi Sudo   fender rhodes
Martin Kursawe   Guitar
Marcia Montez   Vocals
Mark Sidney Müller   Guitar
Toni Nirschl   DX-7,Mini Moog
Nacho "Gran Reserva" Velasco   Cajon
Concha Buika   Vocals

Technical Credits

Jorge Ben   Composer
Fonce Mizell   Composer
Larry Mizell   Composer
Joseph Malik   Composer
Roland Appel   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Andrew Arnold   Art Direction
Christian Prommer   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Wunmi   Composer
Marcus Begg   Composer
Daniel "Gucciman" Klein   Engineer
Marcia Montez   Composer
Tom Peschel   Engineer
Concha Buika   Composer

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