Vintage Chill, Vol. 3: Autumn

Vintage Chill, Vol. 3: Autumn

     
 

Like free jazz and death metal, rave music (that is, techno and the harsher, more abrasive forms of electronica) is very much an acquired taste -- exciting and exhilarating if you comprehend it, but not for everyone. Of course, many of the people who put out rave music could care less about mainstream acceptance; they care about the mainstream about as much as free…  See more details below

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Like free jazz and death metal, rave music (that is, techno and the harsher, more abrasive forms of electronica) is very much an acquired taste -- exciting and exhilarating if you comprehend it, but not for everyone. Of course, many of the people who put out rave music could care less about mainstream acceptance; they care about the mainstream about as much as free jazz firebrand Charles Gayle is worried about winning over Kenny G. fans. In fact, ravers thrive on their underground status just like the thrill-seekers in the mosh pit at a Cannibal Corpse show. But at the same time, there is a whole other world of electronica that, unlike rave music, isn't about being harsh, abrasive, or in your face. It's the world of chillout, downtempo, trip-hop, and acid jazz -- a kinder, gentler approach to electronica that is exemplified by compilations like Vintage Chill, Vol. 3: Autumn. This sequel to Kriztal Entertainment's two previous Vintage Chill discs shows how smooth electronica can be; hypnotic tracks like Dimitri From Paris' "Tourjours l'Amore" and Greg Long's "Skin Diving" are rhythmic, but they're also sleek, congenial, jazzy, and laid-back (as is Billy Paul Williams' version of the Johnny Mercer standard "Autumn Leaves"). That isn't to say that everything on this 72-minute CD has a standard chorus/verse/chorus/verse song structure; many of the tunes don't, in fact. And in that sense, Vol. 3 doesn't always operate by mainstream pop standards; don't expect your local Top 40 station to pick a lot of these club-oriented grooves over a Britney Spears or Justin Timberlake single (at least if you live in the United States -- European radio is often a very different animal). Regardless, Vol. 3 is among 2003's more noteworthy chillout compilations and can be an attractive alternative to the harsh, rave-oriented forms of electronica.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2003
Label:
Kriztal Records
UPC:
0610205301323
catalogNumber:
3013
Rank:
269447

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sonny Rollins   Alto Saxophone,Sampling
Andy Ross   Baritone Saxophone
Rob Myers   Guitar
Boris Meinhold   Synthesizer,Guitar
Lisa Bassenge   Vocals
Jess Banks   Vocals
Paul Kleber   Double Bass
Aimée Craddock   Vocals
Paul Kieber   Double Bass

Technical Credits

Fluff   Producer
David Cox   Composer,Producer
Steve Diggle   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Steve Raskin   Composer,Producer
Brian Robson   Producer
Dimitri from Paris   Composer,Producer
Rob Myers   Composer,Producer
Ralf Droesemeyer   Producer
Joseph Kosma   Composer
Stefan Leisering   Producer
Sid Barcelona   Composer,Producer
Charlie Tate   Composer
Axel Reinemer   Composer,Producer
C. Tate   Producer
Espen Horne   Producer,Remixing
M.J. Harris   Composer,Producer
Micatone   Composer
Dreamweavers   Arranger
Greg Long   Producer
Billy Paul Williams   Producer
Kazufumi Miyazawa   Producer
Boris Meinhold   Programming,Producer
Beth Sereni   Direction
Stefan Rogall   Producer,Executive Producer
B.J. Robson   Composer
Paul Kleber   Programming
David Basho   Composer,Producer
Dirk DeBoeck   Producer
Hardkandy   Arranger,Producer
Miyazawa Kazafumi   Composer,Producer
Bishop of Seville   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Paul Kieber   Programming
Miss Johnna M.   Producer
Tine Bjerggaard   Composer

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