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Blow Up Presents Exclusive Blend Volume 3

V/A Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blow Up
  • ASIN: B00004YVQ2
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 288,531 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Pretext pou un indicative - Guy Pedersen
2. Vertigo leitymotif - Bernard Estardy
3. Flute ad libitum - Raymond Guiot & Guy Pedersen
4. Indian pop bass - Raymond Guiot & Guy Pedersen
5. Les Copains de la basse - Guy Pedersen
6. Bass in love - Guy Pedersen
7. Primitive spirit - Raymond Guiot
8. African king - Andre arpino
9. Bass session - Guy Pedersen
10. Bass dance - Raymond Guiot
11. Emeute a tokyo - Bernard Estardy
12. Road no 9 - Bernard Estardy
13. Riviera express - Bernard Estardy
14. Bahia bossa nova - Bernard Lubat
15. Kermesse non heroique - Guy Pedersen
16. Virtueuse reveurse - Paul Piot

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4.0 out of 5 stars Blow Up 3 - Various Artists 1 Nov 2011
By Nathan TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
16 tracks from the French library label Telemusic. The feeling from some quarters is that Vol 3 contains more than a few duff tracks or that it gets bogged down by repetition. It's true that Vol 3's 55 minute run time feels dramatically shortened by the (unnecessary) inclusion of Guy Pedersen's 13 minute jazz work out 'Kermesse Non Heroique' - it's not awful by any means, but it's repetition is grinding and not the usual 3 minute burst of groovy funk one expects to find on a comp featuring the Blow Up brand. That 3 composers contribute 13 of the 16 tracks, Vol 3 feels rather like a Best Of.

Stand outs then. Andre Arpino's 'African King' is a magnificent percussive work out in a similar vein to Art Blakey's foray into African drums. Guy Pedersen's 'Bass Session', featuring some fiery organ work by Raymond Guiot, is a groovy freak out from beginning to end; it could have been included on 'Blow Up' Volume 1. Paul Piot's 'Vertueuse Reveuse' features some lovely female vocalese. The Pedersen Guiot 'Indian Pop Bass' is a psych lover's nirvana. Pedersen's 'Pretexte Pour Indicatifs' could have been used for an Italian Poliziotteschi. Estardy's 'Vertigo Leftimotiv' is another screaming organ freak out - if Brian Auger is your bag you'll play it repeatedly.

To sum up then, it's not the best in the series, but there are tracks on here that are too good to ignore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best unknown music I've ever listened to 31 Oct 2009
By alx.net - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Amazing how the same music can produce such opposite reactions. I agree with none of the assertions from the precedent rater. The music here is tremendously sophisticated and terribly brisk. And totally in the same style than the others volumes too, refering to some kind of jazzy rythmic soundtracks for improbable TV series.
"Whitesploitation" would probably be the best word to describe this music. What you get in more here than in the precedent versions is a last venomous 13' track which, in my point of view, makes this set to be prefered.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Non-Descript Random Trip Hop 25 May 2006
By KC - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I suppose if you're making a low budget 1970's movie and there's a hallucination torture scene where you need some backing music - this CD would serve that purpose ... but unless you enjoy listening to dissonant non-descript trip hop, avoid this CD.

What's particularly odd is that the first two in this collection are 1970's funky action-adventure scores and other than the CD cover, this CD is nothing like the first two - this one is just bad generic trip hop ...
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