CD Caf del Mar, Vol. 8 [731458606024] (CD 990546),
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Caf del Mar, Vol. 8 [731458606024]


  • 1. Utopia - Goldfrapp (New Ears Mix)
    2. Any Other Name - Thomas Newman (Original mix)
    3. Sunrise - Afterlife (DJ Thunda & the K-20 Allstars Remix, DJ Thunda & The K-20 Allstars remix)
    4. Worthless - Dido (Original mix)
    5. Gula Gula - Mari Boine (Chilluminati Mix)
    6. 100 Billion Stars - Lux (Original mix)
    7. Day by Day - Mark de Clive-Lowe (DJ Spinna Remix Edit, DJ Spinna Edit remix)
    8. Tatouage Bleu (Avec Chet) - Ben Onono (Avec Chet mix)
    9. Cookie Raver - Illumination (Original mix)
    10. Will You Catch Me - Tiny Tunes (Twin Tunes Mix Edit)
    11. Pina Colada - Digby Jones (Jazz Mix)
    12. Apache - Scriptures (Original mix)
    13. Gabriel - Lamb (Original mix)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 586060

  • Credits
    ProducerDido; Steve Miller; Goldfrapp; Guy Sigsworth; Per Martinsen; Jonathan Quarmby; Rollo; Sister Bliss; Thomas Newman; Bill Bernstein
    EngineerTom Hardisty; DJ Spinna; David Marquette; Dido; Steve Miller; Jan-Erik Tormoen; Ian Carmichael; Sister Bliss

    Personnel: Chris Campbell, Lance Burman (guitar); Jonathan Quarmby, Angela Johnson (keyboards); Andrew Cook (drums); Thomas Dyani (percussion); Chet (background vocals).
    Audio Mixers: DJ Spinna; Dave Bascombe; Dennis Sands; Goldfrapp; Jonathan Quarmby.
    Audio Remixers: DJ Spinna; Per Martinsen.
    Recording information: AIR Studios; Axis Studios; Signet Soundelux; STrongroom; The Thingamajig, Brooklyn, NY; Tod AO Scoring Stage; Todd Ao Scoring Stage.
    Arranger: Goldfrapp.
    In the 1990s, the Caf del Mar compilations became a fashionable alternative to the more aggressive and forceful electronic sounds that people were dancing to at raves. If you were open to hearing electronic club music but didn't care for techno, trance, jungle/drum'n'bass, or acid house, the Caf del Mar compilations could acquaint you with a whole other electronic world -- an ambient/trip-hop world with a laid-back, chill-out orientation. Caf del Mar, Vol. 8, which MCA assembled in 2001, isn't a radical departure from its predecessors. An ambient/trip-hop approach to electronica still prevails, and MCA keeps things relaxed with sleek offerings like Mari Boine's "Gula Gula," Illumination's "Cookie Raver," and Digby Jones' "Pina Colada." The best-known artist on the CD is Dido, who fans of hardcore rap know from Eminem's "Stan" -- and who has an appealing example of British trip-hop in "Worthless." Some of the tunes contain vocals, while others are instrumental; either way, Caf del Mar, Vol. 8 is about atmosphere and ambience -- an atmosphere of electronic lushness that is meant to keep the listener in chill-out mode from start to finish. Not everything on the CD is a masterpiece but, overall, the material is likable -- and even the unremarkable tracks are at least pleasant. Caf del Mar, Vol. 8 may not convert those who aren't ambient/trip-hop fans already, but those who enjoyed any of the previous seven volumes are likely to appreciate this one as well. ~ Alex Henderson

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (9/01, p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The original blissed-out vibe....an enjoyable and haunting mix..."
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