The Ultra Lounge

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/2006
  • Label: Water Music Records
  • UPC: 030206065824
  • Catalog Number: 060658

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 95 A.K.A. Make Things Right (4:05)
  2. 2 Sunseek (5:25)
  3. 3 Sunset (4:36)
  4. 4 Arrastão - Ursula 1000 (3:34)
  5. 5 Blue Velvet - Lawrence Welk (5:42)
  6. 6 Passed (5:38)
  7. 7 Fool Me (4:16)
  8. 8 Isn't It Sad (5:17)
  9. 9 The Ugly and the Beautiful (3:03)
  10. 10 Mélange Eléctrique (5:26)
  11. 11 Feel - Teddy Rok (5:21)
  12. 12 The Dark Whole of Light - Mohan (5:59)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Moods (4:36)
  2. 2 Who You Are (Chilled) (4:20)
  3. 3 Rondo Acapricio - Tosca (6:11)
  4. 4 Cada Beijo (4:16)
  5. 5 Home - Chris Coco (4:50)
  6. 6 A Strange Story (4:37)
  7. 7 Rio Sunset (4:49)
  8. 8 Sync It Up to Love - Lemongrass (4:32)
  9. 9 White Noise (3:47)
  10. 10 Vuelvo - Andrew Kremer (5:25)
  11. 11 Electrolooks (5:13)
  12. 12 Revealed - Blank (6:10)
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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
Sandy Solomon Mastering
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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