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Fabric 15
     

Fabric 15

by Tyrant
 
The 15th Fabric mix comes from Craig Richards, the same DJ who initiated the popular but unreliable series in November of 2001. Richards' return is a two-disc set credited to his Tyrant alias, and it probably best exemplifies the overall sound of the same-named London club that's responsible for the series -- the DJ is a resident there. The biggest risk taken

Overview

The 15th Fabric mix comes from Craig Richards, the same DJ who initiated the popular but unreliable series in November of 2001. Richards' return is a two-disc set credited to his Tyrant alias, and it probably best exemplifies the overall sound of the same-named London club that's responsible for the series -- the DJ is a resident there. The biggest risk taken on disc one is that no risks are taken; Richards consciously avoids anything with substantial hooks, not wanting to include anything that the listener might grow tired of after a few listens. As a result, there's 75 minutes of little more than rhythm and texture. The tracks listed on the back read like a good round of selections -- a barrel full of strong productions from German heavies like Perlon, Kompakt, Trapez, Ladomat, and Areal -- yet, when they're all lined up, their potential powers shrivel away, desperately in need of livelier moments to bounce off of. (Look no further than Michael Mayer's Fabric 13 for a clinic in how to build a set.) Compound this factor with very slight tempo variation, and you have a set that's free of anticipated moments and stimulating shifts of mood and tone. The second disc takes a similar approach to a round of tracks that incorporates all things abstract, whether it's techno, electro, or hip-hop -- including quite a few that are hybrids of all three. Hearing Ectomorph, Morgan Geist, Dabrye, Dettinger, and undervalued Detroit pioneer Anthony Shakir, all within close proximity of one another, is a positive change of pace for the Fabric series. However, the sequencing and blends all come off a little too safe to make for the dynamic set that could've been. Still, the whole thing is far from a total loss. Those not familiar with a high percentage of the producers present will likely be sent on a mad record hunt.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2004
Label:
Fabric
UPC:
0802560002926
catalogNumber:
29

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tyrant   Primary Artist
Sharleen Spiteri   Vocal Ad-Libs

Technical Credits

Peter Ford   Composer
Sharleen Spiteri   Composer
Robert Hodgens   Composer
Johnny McElhone   Composer,Producer
Shake   Composer,Producer
Air Liquide   Producer
Morgan Geist   Composer,Producer
Jimi Tenor   Composer
Jammin' Unit   Composer
Two Lone Swordsmen   Producer,Remixing
Ectomorph   Composer
Dandy Jack   Composer
Carl Finlow   Producer
Walker   Composer
J. Saul Kane   Composer,Producer
Omar Clemetson   Contributor
Frank de Groodt   Composer,Producer
Toni Economides   Programming
Marc-Bryan Brown   Programming,Producer
Markus Nikolai   Composer,Producer
Sammy Dee   Composer,Producer
Kiki Moorse   Composer
Alex Murray-Leslie   Composer
Tadd Mullinix   Composer,Producer
Craig Richards   Drawing
Theo Krieger   Composer,Producer
Carsten Jost   Composer
Edgar Farinas   Composer,Producer
Kurt Baggaley   Composer,Producer
M. Mayer/Reinhard Voigt   Composer
Pink Elln   Composer
Jeremy P. Caulfield   Composer,Producer
Benno Blome   Composer,Producer
Falko Brocksieper   Composer,Producer
D.I.E. (Detroit In Effect)   Producer
Michaela Dippel   Composer,Producer
Olaf Dettinger   Composer
Mirweis Sangin   Composer

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