Saturday, 9 June 2007

Booka Shade - Memento

Title : Memento
Genre : Electronic
Format : 1xCD
Catalog# : GPM0022
Release Date : 08/11/2004
Tracks : 14
Playtime : 61.29

For their first album 'Memento' Booka Shade have poured the essence of their joint musical background into contemporary moulds. Observing a healthy balance between pop appeal and experimentation they have concocted unusual blends of modern 4/4 sketches and timeless listening titles.
The 14 tracks featured here take us on a journey through time and space. In the sprawling “Memento” universe elements from different eras and categories seem to meet and merge almost by chance. “Vertigo”, based on an obvious disco groove, is swathed in a breathtakingly beautiful, cinematic soundscape of unparalleled drama. “Double Identity” and “Memento” pursue similar paths. Tricky, minimalist rhythm structures support the dense atmospheres suffused by short glimpses of Basic Channel and Detroit references as well as mysterious vocal slivers. Other passages are reminiscent of ravers attacking a Missy Elliot track with a vacuum cleaner, homages to 80s synth pop bands clashing with planet funk, broad psychedelic rock or even minimal trance, always pervaded by fragments or entire titles ostensibly lifted from fast and furious movie soundtracks.
All of this is held together by the intense moods of soundtrack aesthetics, turning 'Memento' into an intoxicating, emotional play of the senses.

01. Vertigo
02. Double Identity
03. Memento
04. On & On
05. Friend For A Night
06. Mr. Torrance
07. Frantic
08. Something Physical
09. S.T.A.R.R.Z.
10. L'Armée Des Ombres
11. Cha!
12. 16mm
13. Noisy Man
14. Moonstruck


Sashasretroemporium® said...

Andrew said...


Thanks for posting this album. Would you please be able to supply the password.


Andrew said...

Apologies, just signed in and saw the above post.

Thanks heaps for this blog. I don't have a whole heap of electronic music, but if you want to hit me up for anything, just leave a comment.

bobbysu said...

thank you so much