Renaissance: Desire

Renaissance: Desire

by Dave Seaman
     
 
Renaissance: Desire finds British ex-journo remixer Dave Seaman fighting to keep his delicate talents from being swallowed by an indifference of the popular progressive trance scene. Rather than allowing the long-drawn-out feel of the previous year's Global Underground installment to seep too far, Seaman is more aware of his weak spots for mood and tone.

Overview

Renaissance: Desire finds British ex-journo remixer Dave Seaman fighting to keep his delicate talents from being swallowed by an indifference of the popular progressive trance scene. Rather than allowing the long-drawn-out feel of the previous year's Global Underground installment to seep too far, Seaman is more aware of his weak spots for mood and tone. Large sections of the first disc verge on the early-'90s ambient dance movement, including Francois K's remix of Finley Quaye's "Spiritualized," Lovesky's "Drums 4 Better Daze," and Pete Heller's liberal mix of Moby's "Southside," while the anthem-ready climaxes appear but briefly in tracks like Sputnik's compilation-ready "Stylus Trouble." There's a passing reminder of the Trance Europe Express series in the second disc. Junkie XL, Slacker, and Seaman's own remix of Placebo's "Passive Aggressive" work well in the casual bend of the disc, though Seaman's distanced touch does the final impact no favors. It, along with much of the release, is too busy with constructing mixed academics for it to thrill or comfort much, the product of an acclaimed second-generation DJ being pulled apart by good intentions and his own creative panic.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/2001
Label:
Ultra Records
UPC:
0617465107528
catalogNumber:
1075

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Seaman   Primary Artist
Guy Called Gerald   Track Performer
Pete Heller   Track Performer
Sister Bliss   Track Performer
Loafers   Track Performer
Junkie XL   Track Performer
Christian West   Track Performer
Northface   Track Performer
Cass & Slide   Track Performer
Pappa & Gilbey   Track Performer
Nat Monday   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Wim Mertens   Composer
Guy Called Gerald   Composer
Moby   Composer
Simon Rogers   Composer
M. Thomas   Composer
Richard Schiessl   Composer
Sister Bliss   Composer
Louise Rhodes   Composer
Rollo   Composer
Way Out West   Composer
Roland Klinkenberg   Composer
Ben Shaw   Composer
Junkie XL   Composer
Danny Howells   Composer
Alan Bremner   Composer
Anthony Pappa   Composer
Barry Gilbey   Composer
Adele Holness   Composer
Jay Welsh   Composer
Marc Mitchell   Composer
Michael Lovesky   Composer
Tony Rapacioli   Composer
Nat Monday   Composer

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