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Ultra Lounge
     

The Ultra Lounge

 

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Water Music's (not to be confused with Water Records) double-disc Ultra Lounge comp is pretty much standard issue, but there are some truly fun moments here and nothing whatsoever is offensive (how often can you say that about a double-disc electronica compilation?).There is ambient and midtempo jazz house here as well downtempo, chillout, and minimal techno,

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Water Music's (not to be confused with Water Records) double-disc Ultra Lounge comp is pretty much standard issue, but there are some truly fun moments here and nothing whatsoever is offensive (how often can you say that about a double-disc electronica compilation?).There is ambient and midtempo jazz house here as well downtempo, chillout, and minimal techno, to name a few of the styles, and nothing here really grooves above a summery simmer. Lemon Jelly's "95 A.K.A. Make Things Right" is a nice easy way to start things off with its lush textures and multidimensional atmospherics; Vanessa Daou's (when was the last time you heard that name?) "Passed" is beautiful in this context, as is Nitin Sawhney's shimmery "Sunset." Blue Smitty's remix of Lawrence Welk's read of "Blue Velvet" is strictly outer space groove. Jens Buchert's wildly exotic "Mélange Eléctrique" with its doussn'gouni loop is a great touch. Disc two starts off a little predictably with "Moods," a jazz house track full of a Milt Jackson vibraphone loop, but Tosca's spaced-out backdoor move on "Rondo Acapricio," digs the second disc into the tapestry well, as does the Thievery Corporation's space-and-rhythm remix of Bebel Gilberto's "Cada Beijo." The slippery futuristic electro-jazz-funk of Lemongrass' (Roland Voss) "Sync It Up to Love," is a left turn, but a good one, with his female vocalist doing her best Ruth Copeland. The sheer Andalusian/Gypsy feel of Andrew Kremer's and Mariana Murdocco's "Vuelvo" is almost a scene stealer. There is something here for almost anyone in the ultra lounge frame of mind here.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/25/2006
Label:
Water Music Records
UPC:
0030206065824
catalogNumber:
6582
Rank:
150528

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Daou   Piano,Keyboards
Stef Heinz   Vocals
Barbara Zanetti   Vocals
Anne Schnell   Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Kilbey   Producer
Peter Daou   Composer,Programming,Producer
Bebel Gilberto   Composer
Nitin Sawhney   Composer,Producer
Guy Sigsworth   Composer
Vanessa Daou   Composer
Richard Dorfmeister   Composer,Producer
Rupert Huber   Composer,Producer
Afterlife   Producer,Remixing
Jaspa Jones   Composer
Piet Blank   Composer
Chris Coco   Composer,Producer
Miranda Victoria   Producer
Andy Kaufhold   Composer
Brad Pressman   Executive Producer
Dale Voelker   Art Direction
Garry Judd   Composer,Producer
Roland Voss   Producer
Jens Buchert   Composer,Producer
Fred Deakin   Composer
Nick Franglen   Composer
Wayne "DJ Wayne" Morris   Composer
Rob Evanoff   Producer
Giacomo Bondi   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Andrea Revel   Composer
Lisa Maroni   Composer
Mariana Murdocco   Composer
Andrew Kremer   Composer,Producer
Alex Gimeno   Composer,Producer
John Kilbey   Producer
Stephen Coates   Composer
Anne Schnell   Composer
Maxim Illion   Composer
Stephen Shannon   Composer,Producer

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