Various Artists Lounge Story 2
- Words: Peter Nicholson
- Label: Dreyfus
I'd certainly support a ban on compilations with "lounge" in the title, but this one redeems itself by virtue of several excellent selections and quirky programming. Rather than a homogenous selection of glossy chill-out also-rans, Lounge Story 2 keeps it interesting with swank cocktail jazz by Mannix and a vaguely campy Carol Ventura song. Things really kick off with France's Patchwork's swinging take on "Summertime" and Kyoto Jazz Massive veteran Hajime Yoshizawa's alternately choppy and smooth broken beat/bossa nova on "I Am With You." This compilation isn't exactly essential, but the inclusion of Povo's "Shihab's Habit" and John Beltran's "Heaven & Earth" make it well worth your while.
- GearWatch Goth-Trad Make a Beat with Ableton Live
- NewsWatch Jeff Mills' 1998 Red Bull Music Academy Lecture
- NewsWatch Just Jam Sets from Mount Kimbie, Loefah, Omar Souleyman, and More
- MP3Kenji Kawai "Making of a Cyborg (Rope Re-Interpretation)"
- NewsListen to Girl Unit's Crystalline Remix of Little Dragon
XLR8R Downloads Player