Glasgow Underground: Explorations in Chill

Glasgow Underground: Explorations in Chill

     
 
Sometimes great pop albums come in unlikely genres. Country albums are often great pop albums. Sometimes a punk album or an electronica album will be a great pop album. But very rarely will an album with the word "chill" in its title be a great pop album. This one is an exception. The music here isn't "chill" in the sense of "chill-out room" (you know -- dreamy, wispy

Overview

Sometimes great pop albums come in unlikely genres. Country albums are often great pop albums. Sometimes a punk album or an electronica album will be a great pop album. But very rarely will an album with the word "chill" in its title be a great pop album. This one is an exception. The music here isn't "chill" in the sense of "chill-out room" (you know -- dreamy, wispy, ambient, relaxing); rather, it's "chill" in the sense of cool and laid-back, but still interesting and tuneful. All of the material comes from the British Glasgow Underground label, which was founded in 1997 as an outlet for music by such Glaswegian artists as DJQ, Rose Smith, and CPEN. This compilation features all of those artists, as well as Groove Assassins, Neon Heights, Jersey Street, Azioa, Pascal & Mister Day, and Cinephile. Top honors go to Rose Smith, whose two contributions (the funky "Life Changes" and the more laid-back "First Time Alive") are the most sumptuously lovely items on the program. But Cinephile's quietly trippy "Wasted" is also worth mentioning, as is the gently propulsive "Basement Journeys" by Groove Assassins, which features the talents of DJ Raw. Very highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/23/2002
Label:
Paras Recording
UPC:
0650113112420
catalogNumber:
1124

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Matt Cooper   Keyboards
Benny Gallagher   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Trevor Smith   Cello
Susan Wallace   Vocals
Morgan Nicholls   Bass
Neon Heights   Track Performer
Rose Smith   Vocals,Track Performer,fender rhodes
Olivier "Livo" Gaudin   Bass
Mister Day   Guitar
DJ Raw B   Track Performer
Zoe Johnston   Vocals
Toby Allen   Sounds
Djq2o   Track Performer
Dougie Coultar   Bass

Technical Credits

Michael Page   Art Direction
Jim Snowden   Executive Producer
Simon White   Engineer
Jersey Street   Producer
Dominic "Ski" Oakenfull   Producer,Engineer
Uschi Classen   Producer,Remixing
Cpen   Producer
Nik Moss   Producer
Will Hague   Producer

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