Rasa Mello II

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Despite its title, there's nothing particularly mellow about most of the music on this unusual compilation -- or at least, there's nothing mellow about its best tracks, which luckily make up a majority of the program. The album opens with a gloriously cheesy number entitled "Voyager in the Night," credited to Lawrence d'Arabia which seems to be a pseudonym for Jean-Michel Jarre, and the Spanish guitar, tympani, and swelling horns and strings end up sounding like an attempted fusion between a spaghetti Western soundtrack and Middle Eastern exotica. It's wonderful. Things get less goofy and more funky as the program progresses, with a nice downtempo funk setting of some ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Despite its title, there's nothing particularly mellow about most of the music on this unusual compilation -- or at least, there's nothing mellow about its best tracks, which luckily make up a majority of the program. The album opens with a gloriously cheesy number entitled "Voyager in the Night," credited to Lawrence d'Arabia which seems to be a pseudonym for Jean-Michel Jarre, and the Spanish guitar, tympani, and swelling horns and strings end up sounding like an attempted fusion between a spaghetti Western soundtrack and Middle Eastern exotica. It's wonderful. Things get less goofy and more funky as the program progresses, with a nice downtempo funk setting of some poetry by Tagore credited to Deepak Chopra, whose heavily treated voice is woven in among some virtuoso programming by Adam Plack, a fascinating duo between fretless bass and tabla by Grupo Batuque, and a nice remix of "Guide Me God" by Ghostland, featuring guest vocals by Sinéad O'Connor and Natacha Atlas. The album bogs down into unimpressive ambient noodling in the middle, but the first half and the last few tracks are well worth the price of admission. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2003
  • Label: Rasa Music
  • UPC: 661868314328
  • Catalog Number: 83143
  • Sales rank: 198,255

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Voyager in the Night - Lawrence D'Arabia (1:59)
  2. 2 Oceans of Ecstasy (3:34)
  3. 3 Sexual (Lida Di) - Amber (4:34)
  4. 4 Vuelvo Al Sur - Gotan Project (5:12)
  5. 5 Tabla Samba (2:02)
  6. 6 Calling My Mermaid (2:48)
  7. 7 Bell Song (4:31)
  8. 8 Guide Me God - Ghostland (4:32)
  9. 9 Trippin' - Goldtrix (3:59)
  10. 10 Drum Al Amour - D-Genre (3:46)
  11. 11 Sand (3:56)
  12. 12 Walking into the Market - DNA (5:00)
  13. 13 My Love (2:54)
  14. 14 Moro - Antonio Da Costa (2:57)
  15. 15 Desire (3:24)
  16. 16 Get Back to Serenity - Vargo (5:24)
  17. 17 Warp - Nomad (3:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ilan Rechtman Conductor
Marie-Claire Cremers Background Vocals
Kylie Auldist Vocals
Stephanie Hundertmark Vocals
Chen Reiss Vocals
B. Nardella Guitar
Technical Credits
Léo Delibes Composer, Adaptation
Astor Piazzolla Composer
Rick Nowels Composer
Fernando E. Solanas Composer
Billy Steinberg Composer
Adam Plack Arranger, Composer, Producer
Ilan Rechtman Composer
Duncan Stanbury Mastering
Jeff Coplan Engineer
Deepak Chopra M.D. Composer
Yaron Fuchs Arranger, Composer, Producer
Philippe Cohen Solal Producer
Steve Miller Remixing
Keith Pelzer Composer
Namasté Liner Notes
Jill Scott Composer
Marie-Claire Cremers Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Donna d'Cruz Producer, Concept
Goldtrix Producer
Riccardo Eberspacher Arranger, Composer, Producer
Darren "Limitless" Henson Composer
Eduardo Makaroff Producer
Christoph H. Muller Producer
E. Pannozzo Arranger, Composer, Producer
Beaches N Cream Remixing
Ansgar Ueffink Composer, Producer
B. Nardella Producer
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