Fabric 57

Fabric 57

by Agoria
     
 
The French producer and DJ Sebastien Devaud (aka Agoria) has created a mix album with a difference with his contribution to the Fabric series. While on the surface Fabric 57 may sound like a more-or-less conventional continuous mix of techno selections, beneath the surface there is something less

Overview

The French producer and DJ Sebastien Devaud (aka Agoria) has created a mix album with a difference with his contribution to the Fabric series. While on the surface Fabric 57 may sound like a more-or-less conventional continuous mix of techno selections, beneath the surface there is something less obvious going on. For example, although the album consists of 20 tracks (some of them incorporating multiple sub-tracks), there's a smaller core of material that is woven throughout the length of the 65-minute program. Listen carefully and you'll hear threads and snippets of classic jazz and Afro-beat from the likes of drummer Tony Allen, singer Ella Fitzgerald, and even Sun Ra, sometimes buried and sometimes peeking coyly out from behind featured tracks by the likes of Carl Craig, Blacmale, Zodiac Free Arts Club, and Cottam. The beats themselves are mostly fairly predictable in their general structure -- a house-derived four-on-the-floor thump prevails -- but there are some well-placed departures, such as the faintly reggae-flavored backbeats on the opening track (which itself consists of three tracks by Vainqueur, Ensemble Economique, and Zodiac Free Arts Club), or the grumbling, rockish bass guitar and cheesy vocoder that spice up Mark E's "Belvide Beat," or the African polyrhythmic complexity of Agoria's own "Heart Beating (Argy Tension Remix)." The album ends on a rather strange note, with a straight recording of Ella Fitzgerald singing "Night and Day" with the Buddy Bergman Orchestra: no beats, no remix wizardry, just Ella's lovely voice and a fine orchestra. It's a curious but certainly enjoyable end to a generally impressive album.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2011
Label:
Fabric
UPC:
0802560011324
catalogNumber:
00113
Rank:
278995

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Agoria   Primary Artist
Carl Craig   Vocals
José James   Vocals
François-Xavier Roth   Conductor
Miriam Mone   Vocals
Kid A   Vocals
Buddy Bergman   Conductor
Scalars   Vocals
Amelie Bouard   Cello

Technical Credits

Arthur Russell   Composer
Tony Allen   Composer
Juan Atkins   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Allan Emig   Engineer
DJ Kaos   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Sun Ra   Composer
Carl Craig   Composer,Producer
Infiniti   Producer
Moritz von Oswald   Composer
Otto Flückiger   Engineer
Jerome Sydenham   Composer,Producer
Agoria   Arranger
Rene Löwe   Composer,Producer
Stephan Laubner   Composer
Sebastien Devaud   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Radio Slave   Additional Production
Argy   Additional Production
Flying Lotus   Producer
Eisbär   Composer,Producer
Rolling Dollar   Composer
Argyris Theofilis   Composer
Francesco Tristano   Arranger
Canyons   Producer
Soundsilo   Producer
Miriam Mone   Composer
Brian Pyle   Composer,Producer
O. Voorn   Composer
dOP   Additional Production
Cesar Urbina   Composer
Kid A   Composer
Cottam   Composer,Producer
Clara Prettenhofer   Composer
Joaquin "Joe" Claussell   Composer,Producer
Space Dimension Controller   Composer,Producer
Buddy Bergman   Arranger
DJ Tazz   Producer
Scalars   Composer
Dunks   Remixing
Ryan Grieve   Composer
Mark Evetts   Composer,Producer
Izmabad   Remixing,Additional Production
Anastasios Angelidis   Composer
Tony Dreannan   Composer
Paul Cottam   Composer,Producer
Leo Thomson   Composer

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