Waltz for Koop: Alternative Takes

Waltz for Koop: Alternative Takes

by Koop
     
 

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The first two records from Koop appeared with little fanfare, but the group's profile increased substantially after the release of the second, thanks to many glowing reviews, release on a label (Compost) often worshipped by beat fans, and the presence of a single (the title track) so otherworldly that the only reference points were elusive…  See more details below

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The first two records from Koop appeared with little fanfare, but the group's profile increased substantially after the release of the second, thanks to many glowing reviews, release on a label (Compost) often worshipped by beat fans, and the presence of a single (the title track) so otherworldly that the only reference points were elusive paragons of the genre such as Portishead and Lamb. Before the Swedish duo returned for a third album, they delivered Waltz for Koop: Alternative Takes, a title with great significance. Though superficially this is an album of remixes, similar to that delivered by dozens of independent-minded dance or experimental bands, this record works on its own like few other remix albums ever have -- and even rivals the quality of the original. Including one version of each track from Waltz for Koop, it evinces careful pacing and great work by an excellent cast of remixers. Among the names sure to make dance fans salivate are Domu and Agent K, Richard Dorfmeister, and Nicola Conte; the latter reworks "Tonight" by adding a speedy drum'n'bass rhythm and the talents of a quartet of Italian jazz musicians, including a fluid solo by tenor Daniele Scannapieco. Most of these reversions, however, come from obscure talents, often Swedish; Markus Enochson's remix of "Summer Sun" takes the prize, drawing out the original to nearly twice its length. The only misstep is a version of the title track, given a rolling drum'n'bass remix with twingy bass by DJ Patife (helped by veteran jungle producer Nookie).

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2003
Label:
Palm Pictures (Audio
UPC:
0660200503420
catalogNumber:
5034

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Koop   Primary Artist
Terry Callier   Vocals
Flip   Vibes
Valerie Etienne   Vocals
Dominic "Ski" Oakenfull   Keyboards
Daniele Scannapieco   Tenor Saxophone
Pietro Ciancaglini   Double Bass
Earl Zinger   Vocals
Yukimi Nagano   Vocals
Oscar Simonsson   Group Member
Magnus Zingmark   Group Member
Agent K   Bass
Cecilia Stalin   Vocals
Nappy G   Vocals,Voices
Pietro Lussu   Piano
Mikael Sundin   Vocals
Lorenzo Tucci   Drums
Daniel Fredriksson   Drums

Technical Credits

Terry Callier   Composer
Richard Dorfmeister   Producer,Remixing
Nookie   Engineer
Two Banks of Four   Producer,Remixing
Tommy Cavalieri   Engineer
Nicola Conte   Arranger,Producer,Remixing
Markus Enochson   Producer,Remixing
Stuart Osbourne   Producer,Remixing
Earl Zinger   Composer
Michael Kreiner   Producer,Remixing
Oscar Simonsson   Composer,Producer
Heinz Tronigger   Producer,Remixing
Magnus Zingmark   Composer,Producer
Rima   Producer,Remixing
Mikael Nordgren   Producer,Remixing
Sichtbeton   Artwork,Remixing,Photo Remix
Tobias Regell   Cover Photo
James Mitton Wade   Producer,Remixing
Christopher Berg   Producer,Remixing,Instrumentation

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