Masterpiece: Andrew Weatherall

Masterpiece: Andrew Weatherall

by Andrew Weatherall
     
 
To simply label Andrew Weatherall a DJ would be to sell him short, considering the amount of work he's done as a producer, remixer, and recording artist over the years, but nevertheless, it's true that the art and aesthetic of the DJ is at the core of everything that he does. Accordingly, it's Weatherall's mixes that probably offer the most accurate and intimate

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To simply label Andrew Weatherall a DJ would be to sell him short, considering the amount of work he's done as a producer, remixer, and recording artist over the years, but nevertheless, it's true that the art and aesthetic of the DJ is at the core of everything that he does. Accordingly, it's Weatherall's mixes that probably offer the most accurate and intimate portrait of what makes him tick. With that in mind, the three-CD Masterpiece would seem to be not only the mother of all Weatherall mixes, but the most intensely focused peek into the British beatmeister's own heart of hearts. Anyone who has even a passing familiarity with Weatherall's work can guess that over the course of such a lengthy mix, there's no shortage of eclecticism to found from tune to tune. By this point, it almost seems like a cliché to tout the wide range of styles to be found within Masterpiece's three discs -- yes, Weatherall does end up tapping into everything from Nick Cave's garage rock group Grinderman and neo-psychedelicists Wooden Shjips to Danish dance-pop maven Kasper Bjorke and '80s pop outfit A.R. Kane; still, the important thing is not so much Weatherall's sources but what he makes of them. The fact that he manages to transmogrify all these disparate elements into something so sonically seamless as the Masterpiece megamix is what's really impressive. If you're not paying close attention, it's often tough to even identify where one piece exits and another one enters the mix. Weatherall apparently set himself a goal of keeping everything midtempo as well, so it all adds up to a rather hypnotic experience, an epic mix that moves through many moods without blowing its vibe.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2012
Label:
Ministry Of Sound Uk
UPC:
5051275049824
catalogNumber:
7504982
Rank:
98761

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. A Love from Outer Space
  2. Heathen Child
  3. Sleighride/Blizzard
  4. The Lonely City
  5. Mania Theme
  6. Bursting Through
  7. Birdshell
  8. The Orange Place
  9. Dança
  10. Wild Eyed
  11. Crossing
  12. Into Our Midst
  13. The Final Reel

Disc 2

  1. A Life of Silence
  2. Cosmic Matter
  3. Man from Venice
  4. You Were Away
  5. Ecstatic Love Glow
  6. Phantom Galacton
  7. Insect Overlords
  8. Orion
  9. Sun God
  10. My Weakness
  11. Lipps
  12. Stealing the Fire from Heaven

Disc 3

  1. Decontrol
  2. Switchback
  3. Magic Milk
  4. Badabing
  5. Crystal Babe
  6. Ur Oskunni
  7. Radio Anatomy
  8. Watch Me Dance
  9. Ragysh
  10. Uptown
  11. A Love from Outer Space

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