CD Kaleidoscope [DJ Tisto] [CD] [1 disc] (CD 6235043),
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Kaleidoscope [DJ Tisto] [CD] [1 disc]
1. Kaleidoscope - (featuring Jnsi)
2. Escape Me
3. You Are My Diamond - (featuring Kiana)
4. I Will Be Here - (featuring Sneaky Sound System)
5. I Am Strong - (featuring Priscilla Ahn)
6. Here on Earth - (featuring Cary Brothers)
7. Always Near
8. It's Not the Things You Say - (featuring Kele Okereke)
9. Fresh Fruit
10. Century - (featuring Calvin Harris)
11. Feel It in My Bones - (featuring Tegan and Sara)
12. Who Wants to Be Alone - (featuring Nelly Furtado)
13. Ride, La
14. Bend It Like You Don't Care
15. Knock You Out - (featuring Emily Haines)
16. Louder Than Boom
17. Surrounded by Light
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2082
Fans of Tiesto's progressive-flavored trance anthems of the early-`00s were already well versed on the DJ-turned-producer's fondness for ethereal, siren-like vocals and epic-sized productions (best illustrated on female-fronted remixes featuring the likes of Sarah McLaughlan, Sixpence None the Richer, and Faithless). But, despite the relative pop leanings of such past collaborations, Tiesto never enjoyed major success beyond the club circuit. KALEIDOSCOPE, the producer's 2009 album, not only has its sights set on a more mainstream pop/rock appeal but--with guests spots from Bloc Party's Kele Okereke, Sigur Ros' Jonsi, and Canadian twin-songstresses Tegan and Sara--possibly beyond into indie credibility. Betraying the influence of the aforementioned Icelandic post-rockers, the album kicks off with the appropriately majestic "Kaleidoscope," a hypnotic, leisurely epic of dreamy synth pads and Jonsi's wispy falsetto. A consistent, dreamlike quality is sustained throughout, particularly on the piano- and breaks-driven "It's Not the Things You Say," featuring Kele Okereke, and "Feel it in My Bones," a gritty electro-pop ditty backed by the clean vocal harmonies of Tegan and Sara. And even if Tiesto's nods to dreamy indie pop and rock may be unfamiliar ground for his diehard trance and progressive followers, KALEIDOSCOPE contains enough unmistakably Tiesto-esque calling cards along the path that they're sure to enjoy the ride either way.
Alternative Press (p.117) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[With] flanged rhythms, kinetic yet varied tempos, and enough anthemic bursts of sanctified electronica to incite a stadium of football hooligans to dance..."
Billboard (p.32) - "KALEIDOSCOPE represents a virtual avalanche of personality."
Q (Magazine) (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[His career] will be enhanced by this collection of stadium-size anthems, which proves almost as big a surprise as its guestlist.
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Dance & Electronic
Ultra Records 2082
Alternative Dis. Alliance
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