Global Underground: Cape Town

Global Underground: Cape Town

by Dave Seaman
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Global Underground: Cape Town

Dave Seaman's second contribution to the Global Underground series finds the U.K. DJ moving to a darker, less accessible sound than his previous album. The tracks still carry the tendencies of progressive house and trance, but these tracks seem less uplifting and more dreary, with each of the two discs submerging into a series of bland, hypnotic progressive house tracks before concluding with massive anthems. The first disc moves quickly into the great Futureshock remix of Moby's "Porcelain" -- a totally reworked track that uses little more than the original's beautiful ambient synth hook -- and then straight into the majestic female vocals of Ian Wilkie's "Guten Morgen." Following this haunting track, Seaman moves into a run of non-charismatic tracks that do little but keep the tempo pumping and the mood lulling until the final two tracks: remixes of Above's "New Day Dawning" and Breeder's "Tyrantanic" that conclude the disc with a powerful dose of progressive trance. Seaman composes a fairly similar set on the second disc, starting with the pristine strings of Pete Lazonby's "Sacred Cycles (Quivver Remix)" and dropping into a long run of dull tracks before concluding on an uplifting note with the vocal-driven "No Way Out" by Highland. While this album does function as a nice alternative to the anthem-filled progressive trance one might expect to hear with its rather melancholy trip into dark progressive house, it really needs to be listened to all the way through, unfortunately, requiring the sort of discipline many may not wish to invest.

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Release Date: 08/22/2000
Label: Global Underground
UPC: 0664612201622
catalogNumber: 16

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though this CD of Seaman's was not better than his first Global Underground attempt in Buenos Aires, I find that Mr. Birchmeier says that the tracks are dull and uninteresting. I think the sheer technical usage of tracks (i.e. the way he mixes Mandalay's ''Deep Love'' over Tenaglia's mix of The Ananda Project's ''Cascades of Colour'' is truly brilliant, and very beautiful.'' Perhaps if one was looking for huge build anthem trance, then surely this would not be the cd, but pound for pound, Dave Seaman's Global Underground's are purely euphoric and given the right amount of musical maturity, are downright uplifting, contrary to Mr. Birchmeier's thoughts. I have given this CD my highest rating, Dave Seaman changed my life from a DJ perspective, and anyone who is looking for something more fulfilling than the latest Ibiza CD should definitely check out anything by Dave Seaman (i.e. the Renaissance cd's)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Birchmeier's review sucks. Dave Seaman is a mixing genius, and this compilation prooves it. Yes, Buenos Aires might have been a little better, but isn't far behind and as far as GU goes, this is one of the better sets.