Marie Claire Presents: Belle de Jour

Marie Claire Presents: Belle de Jour

     
 
This tie-in between Marie Claire magazine and Compost Records offers some breezy downtempo, acid jazz and trip-hop that makes a stylish backdrop to, as the album's description puts it, "the best hours of the day." Tracks such as Koop's "Summer Sun," De-Phazz's "You Stayed" and Underwolves' "Stay a While" capture the

Overview

This tie-in between Marie Claire magazine and Compost Records offers some breezy downtempo, acid jazz and trip-hop that makes a stylish backdrop to, as the album's description puts it, "the best hours of the day." Tracks such as Koop's "Summer Sun," De-Phazz's "You Stayed" and Underwolves' "Stay a While" capture the elegantly mellow feel that will appeal to casual listeners, while other tracks go deeper into the styles that influence this particular kind of electronic music. Latin-inspired rhythms and melodies pop up throughout the album, but figure most prominently on Victor Davies' "Better Place" and Minus 8's "Bossanova Feeling," while the gentle acoustic guitars and vocals on Davies"' Spirit" take their cue from soft rock (indeed, the song sounds like a more electronic update of Seals & Crofts' "Summer Breeze"). Better than your average cross-promotion, Marie Claire Presents: Belle de Jour is a fine sampler of Compost artists and a decent way to introduce them to a wider audience.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2003
Label:
Compost
UPC:
0667548512022
catalogNumber:
132

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrew Smith   Acoustic Guitar
Raoul Walton   Bass
Joseph Malik   Vocals
Professor Stretch   Keyboards
Chimp Robertson   Bongos,Conga
Nadine Smith   Background Vocals
Melanie Blatt   Background Vocals
Daniel Berglund   Bass
Nina Miranda   Vocals
Madeleine Edgehill   Vocals,Background Vocals
Chris Wiesendanger   Hammond Organ
Christofer Radley   Guitar
Pe Spier   Bass
Ralf Wengenmayr   Organ
Mattias Ståhl   Vibes
Clara Hill   Vocals
Mike Baum   Guitar,fender rhodes
Tanya Birri   Vocals
Ola Bothzén   Bongos
Robin Brown-Loetscher   Vocals
Jenny Chi   Vocals
Eugenio "Turi" Chiais   Bass
Mikael Sundin   Vocals
Sinisa Horn   Piano
Alexandra Krivoborodov   Strings
Magnus Lindgren   Reeds
Merit Ostermann   Vocals
Clinton Steele   Trumpet
Dave Donnelly   Guitar,Percussion,Electric Bass,fender rhodes,Roland Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Raoul Walton   Composer,Producer
Underwolves   Producer
Linda Kube   Text
Joseph Malik   Composer
Stefan Leisering   Composer,Producer
Professor Stretch   Programming
Robert Jan Meyer   Composer,Producer
Victor Davies   Composer,Producer
Marc A. Frank   Composer,Producer
C. Jochen Helfert   Composer,Producer
Pit Baumgartner   Composer
Pat Appelton   Composer
Oscar Simonsson   Composer,Producer
Magnus Zingmark   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Daniel Magg   Composer,Producer
Clara Hill   Composer,Producer
Tom Bioly   translation
Philippe Kuhn   Composer,Producer
Dave Donnelly   Composer,Beat Programming
Dennis Wheatley   Engineer

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