Musik for Film / Various
- Artist: Various Artists
- Format: CD
- Release Date:7/22/2008
An international boutique label featuring musicians from Austria to Australia, Burning Bowl Records emerges as an ambassador of Downbeat and Dub music. Offering 'Downbeat' from many of the genres premier artists including: Rootz & Zeebo of Thievery Corporation (See-I), Rick Torres of the Supreme Beings Of Leisure and Bitter: Sweet (Lazy), Portishead contemporaries Sin, Jamie Saft of John Zorn's Masada, Professor Oz featuring Sugar B of Kruder & Dorfmeister's G-Stone and NuJazz pioneers Xploding Plastix, among 17 heavy hitters. Complete Track Listing: Professor Oz - 'Whatever the Sun (feat. Sugar B)' Shanti Roots & Scheibosan - 'Find It' * Lazy - 'Love Robbery' Sin - 'Game of Despise' Xploding Plastix - 'Treat Me Mean, I Need the Reputation (Dub version)' * Stefan Obermaier - 'Inna Fat Dub Combo' See-I - 'Dinner of Herb' Architektur - 'The Smoker' All India Radio - 'Dehli Dub' Jamie Saft - 'Tuf Luv Dub' * The Waz Experience - 'Smoker's Funk' * Ohm - 'Helium Voices' * Karl Stirner vs. Canartic - 'In July (Canartic Raggaready Remix)' * Sundae Club - 'The Voder' * Lazy - 'Wasteland (Instrumental)' * * Version previously unreleased on CD This disc brings together an array of artists rarely heard in today's martini, cartoon & sofa 'Chillout' compilations. A record that provides quality, depth and a musical awareness that helps reaffirm this genre's presence and at the same time, offers a superior introduction to those still new to Downbeat, Headz & Dub music. REVIEWS: 'Musik for Film' from Burning Bowl Records generates an atmosphere of unassuming transcendence - sublime peace, if you will - with it's fusion of jazz, reggae, R&B, classic Euro-soundtrack styles, world, chillout in a dub construct that is over far too soon. Once engaged in the oft unpredictable grooves of 'Musik for Film,' it's a guarantee no other CD is gonna get put on until this one's played out - at least once. Instrumental captivation shares space with alluring vocal segments. And while an aura is established that carries throughout the CD, every track has it's distinctive expression. Warm and cool at once, 'Musik for Film' has appeal that goes beyond the realm of dub fans. Those with like competent mashes of styles and dig a hook that touches deep but doesn't force itself on your brain will gladly be consumed by this gentle but potent force. 4.5 Stars! - Kristofer Upjohn (Raves.com / djfix.com) Our ears are tired of computer-made tracks with gigabytes of delayed samples, but we have to admit that it's a 'style' in it's own right. And some times in some environments (not only hotel lobbies) this smooth rythms are very effective. Architektur's 'Musik for Film' is a nice compilation of lounge music containing 14 ultra-clean ultra-delayed ultra-tabla ultra-wahwah ultra-flute tracks. Architektur's compilation is the playlist for your next loft-party. Grade B! - Triphop.hu Webzine This compilation features elusively tight cuts. The kind that you could hear inside an independent movie theatre in Europe. But to call this a cinematic presentation of the finest downbeat and dub is nothing short of an understatement. Most of the artists here were either born in Austria or moved to the mountainous country at some point in their careers. Professor Oz, who brings us the opening number 'Whatever the Sun', is one good example. Born in Paris, he eventually relocated to Vienna to meet Sugar B, also credited on the track, and Richard Dorfmeister of Tosca. Following the inaugural track, punctuated by dub licks and languid beats, is the Viennese electronic scene at it's most infatuated. Markus Dohelsky, also performing under the Shanti Roots moniker, lends his reggae-flavored approach to the good skills of Scheibosan, the musical equivalent of a nomad, having played before crowds not only in his native Austria but also in Hungary, Greece and Brazil. Moving up a notch, the record gets all trip-hoppy and scratchy with the Los Angeles-based band Lazy, which was founded by former members of Supreme Beings of Leisure. But if 'Love Robbery' sounds a lot like Portishead circa the 90s, Sin's 'Game of Despise' has a true erotic vibe. From the cold Norwegian shores comes the Xploding Plastix (named after Andy Warhols' series of multimedia events that rocked the late 60s) with a furtive yet catchy 'Treat Me Mean, I Need the Reputation'. By the time the CD player hits two exquisite marks, namely via Stefan Obermaier's funkiness, and See-I's stylistic world journey (the link with Thievery Corporation is obvious), the record hits this listener's most eclectic nerve. In less than two minutes, All India Radio, actually coming from down under, manages to deliver fat guitar lines and loose beats that exhale a perfume so gallantly pop and movie-like. And while 'Tuf Luv Dub' is on it's not difficult to understand why multi-instrumentalist Jamie Saft has such a brilliant resume, having worked with John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, and the Beastie Boys, among others. That, and the following track 'Smoker's Funk', by the Italo-German ensemble The Waz Experience, seem to have been composed under the influence of the kind of weed smoked in spaceships if smoking was allowed in such endeavors. The record's final moments are more distractive and thus disruptive, ranging from the conscious sloppiness of Ohm's 'Helium Voices' to the raggaready treatment of Austin's Canartic amicably challenging Austrian experimental wizard Karl Stirner, and the electronic dreams in color of Theremin-lovers Sundae Club. 'Musik For Film' has so many stylistic deviations that make this material suitable for the most obscure spaghetti western, as well as the hypothetical next chapter of the intergalactic wars. - Helder Gomes (Properly Chilled / Coffee Breakz) CHARTS / RANKINGS (2008): Architektur 'The Smoker' - 'Favourite Tracks of 2008' (Rupert-Mennert Radio / NL) Architektur 'The Smoker' - 'Dubmission 2008 Rewind - Best Of' (WYEP 91.3 FM / US) Ohm 'Helium Voices' - 'Sub-Zero 2008 Highlights' (RUA 102.7FM / PT) Professor Oz 'Whatever The Sun Feat: Sugar B' - '2008 In Dub - Best Of' (WLUW 88.7FM / US) Musik For Film - 'Top Dubs For 2008' - Off The Beaten Path (KPFA 94.1FM / US) Musik For Film - #10 KPFA 94.1 FM RPM Chart (11/24) Musik For Film - #3 KPFA 94.1 FM RPM Chart (10/27) Musik For Film - #5 KPFA 94.1 FM RPM Chart (10/20) Musik For Film - #4 KPFA 94.1 FM RPM Chart (10/13) Musik For Film - #1 KPFA 94.1 FM RPM Chart (09/22) Musik For Film - #1 Album - Properly Chilled (09/21) Burning Bowl - #1 Label - Properly Chilled (09/21) Quote this: 'absolutely superb, i'm enjoying the sound flow non stop!' - Sue Sanchez (Smiles Recordings) 'Big up to Architektur, the man behind the great 'Musik for Film' compilation on Burning Bowl Records. This CD is a must-have for every downbeat/chilled dub fan...great stuff!!' - Youri van Driessche (FM Brussels) 'the ultra-cool new label Burning Bowl we featured several tracks on the excellent 'Musik for Film' compilation' - Dr. StrangeDub / Echo Chamber (KFAI 90.3 FM) 'the smoker ROCKS! Would love to download!' - Erdem Tunakan (Cheap Records) I have to say this is worth checking out. Definitely cool stuff...Have been listening to this compilation a lot, actually. - Ethan Georgi (Cephalopop)
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