Milky Disco, Vol. 2: Let's Go Freak Out!

Milky Disco, Vol. 2: Let's Go Freak Out!

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The title bears the unmistakable whiff of a European project; it's got that "not quite fluent in English" awkwardness to it, like an Aqua lyric. But Lo Recordings (with its sister labels Loaf and Loeb) is actually based in London, and most of the artists featured on its second two-disc compilation are from England and the U.S. The music is pretty

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The title bears the unmistakable whiff of a European project; it's got that "not quite fluent in English" awkwardness to it, like an Aqua lyric. But Lo Recordings (with its sister labels Loaf and Loeb) is actually based in London, and most of the artists featured on its second two-disc compilation are from England and the U.S. The music is pretty much without any specific regional inflection, and is surprisingly consistent in tone and approach. You can call it "nu disco" or "cosmic disco" or "ambient German Italian Detroit avant-soul disco," but what it all adds up to is relentlessly pleasant and mostly quite gentle dance music, much of it instrumental, all of it fun, and some of it interesting. There are moments when you start questioning yourself -- are you actually enjoying what amounts to elevator music? Hatchback's "Midnight Jogger" and Gatto Fritto's "Hungry Ghosts," for example, both tread a very fine line between chilled-out funk and Muzak. But there are also moments of deceptive simplicity that hide a more complex substructure, such as the Steve Reich-derived fade-ins on Chilled by Nature's minimalist "Otherness," and moments when you get the feeling that the guys from Front 242 may be surreptitiously remixing, such as the borderline industrial Eric Broucek mix of "Don't Just Stand There" by Soft Circle. And all of that is just on disc one. On the second disc you'll find some charmingly cheesy vocoder, some dubbed-up vocals, and several more tracks that are so soft and pretty that they border on ambient. Listen carefully and you'll actually hear the Swingle Singers. And how many times can you both hear the Swingle Singers and be reminded of Front 242 by listening to the same album?

Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/2009
Label:
Lo Recordings
UPC:
0730003417528
catalogNumber:
75

Tracks

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Eddie Ruscha   Composer,Producer
Luke Vibert   Composer
Jon Tye   Composer,Producer
Guido Zen   Composer
Pete Lawrence   Composer
Richard Sen   Producer
Alexis Georgopoulos   Composer,Producer
Butchy Fuego   Engineer
Georges Vert   Composer,Producer
Johan Agebjörn   Remixing
Ghost Note   Composer
Daniel Saxon Judd   Composer,Producer
Quinn Luke   Composer,Producer
Bernard Fevre   Composer
Pollyester   Composer
Nite Jewel   Composer
CFCF   Composer
Samuel Milton Grawe   Composer,Producer
Soft Rocks   Composer
Gatto Fritto   Producer
Lukas Nystrand   Composer,Producer
Pink Stallone   Producer
Rune Linbaek   Producer

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