Synthetic Pleasures, Vol. 2

Synthetic Pleasures, Vol. 2

     
 
Continuing along the psychedelic, groove-electro path established by the original Synthetic Pleasures, this album could be slotted into any of several electronica subgenres: downbeat, trip-hop, electro, etc. It was released a year after its predecessor and two years after the documentary film of the same name. It features tracks by well-known DJs and

Overview

Continuing along the psychedelic, groove-electro path established by the original Synthetic Pleasures, this album could be slotted into any of several electronica subgenres: downbeat, trip-hop, electro, etc. It was released a year after its predecessor and two years after the documentary film of the same name. It features tracks by well-known DJs and electronica producers, including DJ Spooky and Single Cell Orchestra. This album, like the original, contains tracks from the soundtrack to the film, and many of them are soundscapes rather than actual songs. Rather than fitting neatly within specific genres, the tracks tend to lend themselves to certain moods. "Slots" by Chugga and the haunting "Knockout Drops" by Single Cell Orchestra could almost be from one of the Pure Moods samplers that were ubiquitous as the '90s gave way to the '00s. However, this is no mere new age compilation. It's a lot more progressive than that -- not to mention much more electronically enhanced. From the industrial breaks in "Sanctus" to the contemplative strings in "Est-Ce Que l'Amour Fait Mal?," the CD is a sampler of progressive ambient electronica circa the mid-'90s. Though the first Synthetic Pleasures soundtrack was released on dance music label Moonshine, this one was released by Caipirinha, the edgy, artsy production company that created the film.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/22/1997
Label:
Caipirinha Music
UPC:
0635407200120
catalogNumber:
2001

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Prototype 909   Track Performer
Single Cell Orchestra   Track Performer
Air   Track Performer
DJ Spooky   Track Performer
UMO (Unidentified Musical Objects)   Track Performer
Datacide   Track Performer
DJ Soul Slinger   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Terre Thaemlitz   Producer,Text
DJ Soul Slinger   Composer
Taylor Deupree   Cover Design
Essa 3   Producer
Miguel Fierro   Composer
Deupree   Composer
M. Sehgal   Composer
Schoenemann   Composer
I. Fuero   Composer
L.G. Murgai   Composer
J. Hanes   Composer
Szostek   Composer

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