Collective Force

Collective Force

by 3rd Force


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Collective Force

While the global dance community has never failed to make a commotion over European groovemeisters Count Basic, the West Coast-based keyboard trio 3rd Force has slowly amassed a catalog of music as rhythm intensive and melodically irresistible as its titles are pun-inflected (Forces of Nature, Vital Force, etc.). So many of their cuts -- anchored by synth wizard William Aura and enhanced by a host of eager smooth jazz stars like Craig Chaquico, Boney James, and Peter White -- have made it onto the airwaves that Higher Octave Music had no trouble gathering 13 well-known tracks to digitally remaster to form the bulk of Collective Force. 3rd Force's productions can be simple and sparse, as on "Here Comes the Night," which features a gentle acoustic piano intro and then a subtle, seductive groove and dreamy atmosphere behind Peter White's high-toned acoustic melody. Other pieces like "No Doubt" combine hypnotic synth swirls, hip-hop shuffling grooves, and an energetic flugelhorn and trumpet battle off the main melody. The two new tunes perfectly display this dichotomy: "Dance With Me" twines sprinkles of synth-generated tropical vibes, Grant Geissman's echoing electric guitar, and wah-wah snaps under a jumpy electric piano melody; "Sweet Surrender" finds White playing it cool on a lilting melody over a gently rhythmic flow, combining his nylon strings in certain parts with electronic flute and accordion sounds before he echoes those lines solo.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/28/2000
Label: Higher Octave
UPC: 0724384885526
catalogNumber: 48855

Album Credits

Performance Credits

3rd Force   Primary Artist
William Aura   Bass,Percussion,Keyboards,Vox Organ
Brian Hughes   Guitar
John Klemmer   Saxophone
Peter White   Acoustic Guitar,Accordion
Rick Braun   Flugelhorn
Gerlando Compilati   Percussion,Conga
Craig Dobbin   Piano,Keyboards
Jeff Elliot   Trumpet
Alain Eskinasi   Bass,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards
Grant Geissman   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Richard Hardy   Flute,Saxophone
Gary Herbig   Saxophone
Tony Karasek   Sitar
Matt Marshall   Percussion
Peer Rave   Drums
Paul Taylor   Saxophone
Peter Sterling   Harp
David Thomas   Keyboards
John Halblieb   Muted Trumpet
Rebecca Carlish   Vox Organ

Technical Credits

William Aura   Producer
3rd Force   Producer
Dominic Camardella   Producer
Matt Marshall   Executive Producer
Dan Selene   Executive Producer
Bill Merryfield   Art Direction

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