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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
In today's electronic music environment, the line that separates producer from artist is getting fuzzier and fuzzier. Case in point: DJ and producer Anthony Valadez, who made his debut album by collaborating with a variety of musicians in different ways. Some would come to his apartment and record parts for him; others would send him files from as far away as Amsterdam, which he would then arrange or take apart and put back together. In addition, the 11 tracks on Just Visiting feature no fewer than nine different vocalists. Who is the "artist" in this scenario, and who is the "producer"? Does it matter, apart from the pesky question of publishing ownership and royalties? ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
In today's electronic music environment, the line that separates producer from artist is getting fuzzier and fuzzier. Case in point: DJ and producer Anthony Valadez, who made his debut album by collaborating with a variety of musicians in different ways. Some would come to his apartment and record parts for him; others would send him files from as far away as Amsterdam, which he would then arrange or take apart and put back together. In addition, the 11 tracks on Just Visiting feature no fewer than nine different vocalists. Who is the "artist" in this scenario, and who is the "producer"? Does it matter, apart from the pesky question of publishing ownership and royalties? To the listener, it doesn't matter much at all; what does matter is the question of grooviness, and there is substantial grooviness here. The album starts strongly but gently, with "Asleep," a nicely understated groove featuring lovely overdubbed vocals by Anna Wise of Sonnymoon. Elsewhere you'll hear jazzy tracks with slightly cheesy Fender Rhodes piano "Sunny Spot", hints of dubwise ambience "Walking Away," "Yolden Gears", crooning bedroom R&B "Under Water", and Latin-tinged jazziness with a subtle Kip Hanrahan feel. Nothing on this album is going to fill any dancefloors; the beats are too soft and the funk is too gentle. It's more along the lines of the thinking person's make-out music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2012
  • Label: Plug Research
  • UPC: 612651013324
  • Catalog Number: 10133
  • Sales rank: 233,919

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Asleep - Anna Wise (4:25)
  2. 2 Sunny Spot (2:16)
  3. 3 Under Water (4:06)
  4. 4 Begins (3:40)
  5. 5 Looking Backwards - Joya Mooi (3:59)
  6. 6 Walking Away (3:56)
  7. 7 Yolden Gears (3:45)
  8. 8 Now What? - Genevieve Artadi (3:36)
  9. 9 Beat (Interlude) (2:39)
  10. 10 Precious (4:00)
  11. 11 Waves - Anna Wise (4:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Anthony Valadez Primary Artist, Bass, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Kalimba
Dexter Story Drums
Damon Aaron Guitar, Vocals
Rebekah Raff Harp
Miles Bonny Trombone
Nick Rosen Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Josh Lippi Bass
Derek Taylor Drums
Shaunte Palmer Bass, Keyboards
Evan Lasry Keyboards
Ben Scwier Keyboards
Technical Credits
Damon Aaron Instrumentation
Nick Rosen Instrumentation
Def Sound Programming
Anthony Valadez Programming, Producer
Full Crate Vocal Mixing
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