Perfecto Chills, Vol. 3

Perfecto Chills, Vol. 3

     
 

As many second-rate electronica labels have demonstrated in the recent past, if you're not careful a chillout compilation can be seen as an invitation to lazy programming. Pad a mediocre downtempo dance track with two minutes of ambient noodling on each end and call it a "remix," then string ten of those suckers together and whammo! You've got yourself a chillout… See more details below

Overview

As many second-rate electronica labels have demonstrated in the recent past, if you're not careful a chillout compilation can be seen as an invitation to lazy programming. Pad a mediocre downtempo dance track with two minutes of ambient noodling on each end and call it a "remix," then string ten of those suckers together and whammo! You've got yourself a chillout compilation. But one thing you can count on is that the folks at Perfecto aren't going to take that low-resistance path; these guys have been putting out top-notch dance music since 1989, and seem determined to maintain a high standard. Hence the consistently high quality of this, the third installment in the Perfecto Chills series, which offers 22 tracks that never dip below good and generally rise easily to the level of excellence. On the good end of the spectrum fall such pleasant but not really groundbreaking material as Goldfrapp's pretty but ultimately insubstantial "All Night Operator" and a Genuine Childs/DJ RU collaboration titled "Deeper Shades of RU," which features some fine funky moments but ends up sounding like less than the sum of its parts. The album's most bizarre entry is Nouvelle Vague's laconic samba treatment of Joy Division's proto-goth classic "Love Will Tear Us Apart"; it's a fun idea, but doesn't really work. Representing the much more densely populated "excellent" end of the spectrum are the silly but gorgeous "Pushy" by the perennially brilliant Lemon Jelly, Paul Van Dyk's trip-hoppy gem "Nothing But You [Tomekk Mix]," and, best of all, a spectacularly beautiful contribution from Imogen Heap titled "Just for Now." Overall, this album is a must-have for those in need of good music for the chillout room.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/21/2006
Label:
Thrive
UPC:
0651249074422
catalogNumber:
90744

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. All Night Operator, Pt. 1
  2. Safe from Harm
  3. One Step Too Far
  4. Blue Light
  5. Clear Day
  6. Zoo York  - Clint Mansell
  7. Miles from Monterey
  8. Beauty*2 @@Ladytron
  9. Daylight Hours @@Infusion
  10. Nothing But You  - Paul van Dyk
  11. In Love with a Friend

Disc 2

  1. Love Will Tear Us Apart @@Nouvelle Vague
  2. Dream Machine
  3. Pushy
  4. Just for Now
  5. There Are No Right Angles Found in Nature
  6. Steppin' Out
  7. Deeper Shades of Ru @@Genuine Child
  8. The Shining
  9. Don't Mind If I Do @@Bushy  -  Bushy
  10. Looking for a Face
  11. All Over You @@Moustafa Omran

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dido   Vocals
Jane Johnson   Vocals
Allison Goldfrapp   Synthesizer,Vocals,Group Member
Sister Bliss   Keyboards
Will Gregory   Synthesizer,Group Member
Paul van Dyk   Vocals
Maxi Jazz   Rap
Badly Drawn Boy   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Lemon Jelly   Track Performer
Fred Deakin   Group Member
M. Sharrad   Group Member
Jamie Stevens   Group Member
Frank Xavier   Group Member
Sam Morris   French Horn
Matt McGeever   Cello

Technical Credits

Massive Attack   Producer
Paul Oakenfold   Producer,Executive Producer,Remixing
Beth Custer   Composer
Dido   Composer
Nellee Hooper   Producer
Christian Jones   Composer
S. Morris   Composer
Shara Nelson   Composer
Steve Osborne   Remixing
Robert "3D" del Naja   Composer
Sister Bliss   Composer,Producer
Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles   Composer
Deep Dish   Engineer
William E. Cobham   Composer
Clint Mansell   Composer
Thievery Corporation   Producer,Remixing
Mark Farina   Producer
Will Gregory   Composer
Jim Abbiss   Producer
Paul van Dyk   Composer,Producer
Dubfire   Producer
Rollo   Composer,Programming,Producer
T. Schmidt   Producer
Mike Bozzi   Mastering
Maxi Jazz   Composer
Groove Armada   Producer,Remixing
Imogen Heap   Composer,Producer
Grantley Marshall   Composer
Paul Epworth   Producer
Badly Drawn Boy   Producer,String Arrangements
Lemon Jelly   Arranger,Composer
Grippa   Engineer
Sharam Tayebi   Composer,Producer
R. James   Producer
Ulrich Schnauss   Composer,Producer
Kaskade   Producer,Remixing
Johnny Dollar   Producer
Finn Bjarson   Producer
Matt Nordstrom   Engineer
Ryan Raddon   Producer
Lee Kurisu   Executive Producer
Ricardo Vinas   Executive Producer
Bloc Party   Composer
West Indian Girl   Composer
DJ RU   Arranger,Composer
Andy Gray   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Eliot James   Programming,Producer
Michael Raucheisen   Composer

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