Selected Label Works, Vol. 3

Selected Label Works, Vol. 3

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There are several tensions and contradictions at work on this compilation. The first is between the stiff, academic-sounding title (Selected Label Works) and the name of the label whose selected works are collected (Permanent Vacation). For the record, the music does indeed lean more in the direction of a vacation than an academic study -- or at least most of

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There are several tensions and contradictions at work on this compilation. The first is between the stiff, academic-sounding title (Selected Label Works) and the name of the label whose selected works are collected (Permanent Vacation). For the record, the music does indeed lean more in the direction of a vacation than an academic study -- or at least most of it does, which brings us to the second and more subtle element of tension here: that between the nu-disco beats that predominate and the sometimes muted textures and occasionally bloodless vocals those beats support. Most of these 25 tracks offer plenty of fun, but a surprising number of them seem to regard fun through slightly narrowed eyes and a waft of Gauloises smoke. Take, for example, Midnight Magic's "Drop Me a Line," which opens the proceedings in a rather cold, Blondie-ish mode, and the even chillier "Echo Life" by Mirror People, the next track in sequence. Things do start to warm up from there, though: the Johan Agebjörn remix of Wolfram's "Fireworks" sounds a bit like Enya in a K-hole, while Tensnake's mix of Azari & III's "Reckless with Your Love" is downright dubby and Chuck Norris' "All That She Wants" nicely alternates techno beats with ska. The second disc is a bit more muted: a second mix of "Fireworks" opens the disc in a dubwise house mode; Candyblasta's "Black Cloud" channels middle-period David Sylvian (to nice effect), and DMX Krew pays subtle tribute to New Order on its Casiotone-powered "Taking Your Own Advice." The final track is the best on the compilation: Argy brilliantly remixes Zodiac Free Arts Club's "N.A.O.E.," turning it into a subtly jungle-flavored masterpiece of gentle dance pop.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/06/2011
Label:
Permanent Vacation
UPC:
0673795709023
catalogNumber:
90

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sally Shapiro   Vocals
Hard Ton   Vocals
Starving Yet Full   Vocals
Devin Byrnes   Vocals

Technical Credits

Haddaway   Composer
Oliver Kowalski   Composer
Aeroplane   Remixing
Legowelt   Remixing,Additional Production
Ed DMX   Composer,Producer
James Curd   Composer,Producer
Kowesix   Composer,Producer
Tensnake   Remixing,Additional Production
Kris Menace   Composer,Producer
Nick Millhiser   Composer
Alex Frankel   Composer
Johan Agebjörn   Composer,Remixing,Additional Production
Morgan Wiley   Composer,Producer
Christophe Hoeffel   Composer
Max Krefeld   Producer
Argyris Theofilis   Composer,Producer
Axel Boman   Remixing,Additional Production
Bostro Pesopeo   Remixing,Additional Production
Jonas Berggren   Composer
Terje Olsen   Producer
Florian Peter   Composer,Producer
Contra Communem Opinionem   Remixing,Additional Production
Tevo Howard   Composer,Producer
Holy Ghost!   Producer
Carter Yasutake   Composer,Producer
Dinamo Azari   Composer,Producer
Permanent Vacation   Remixing,Additional Production
Jessica Hansell   Composer,Producer
Tiffany Roth   Composer,Producer
Rui Maia   Composer,Producer
Devin Byrnes   Composer,Producer
Miguel Barros Lara   Composer,Producer
High Voltage Humans   Composer
Candyblasta   Composer
Anika Ising   Illustrations
W. Andrew Raposo   Composer,Producer
Ulf Ekberg   Composer
Robin Braun   Composer,Producer

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