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Re: Ecm

17 Jun 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 17 Jun 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: ECM
  • Copyright: 2011 ECM Records GmbH
  • Total Length: 2:14:27
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  • ASIN: B004Y5F7UA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,571 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By degrant on 26 July 2011
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On paper this, two leading djs de-(or re-)construct the ECM canon, should have been phenomenal. That the result is an equally long way from most of Villalobos and/or Loderbauer's remixes and the source music might suggest an exciting new musical creation but, sadly, Villalobos and/or Loderbauer's aim to harmonise the organic and the electronic does not always succeed. An obvious example is "Retimeless". Anyone not familiar with John Abercrombie's flawless title track from his 1974 album (which has already been (brilliantly) sampled by Slum Village's "Reunion", produced by Black Milk) should immediately correct that state of affairstion. It is simultaneously disappointing and a rich irony that "Retimeless" bears no trace of the original given that Villalobos and Loderbaeur deliberately chose tracks where, and I quote, "instruments, voices/choirs, atmospheres, were self-sufficient and isolated in their room".

That said, at it finest, Re: ECM is magnificent. On "Reannounce", Villalobos and Loderbauer marry Louis Sclavis's rich bass clarinet with a hypnotic beat which enhances but transforms the eastern feel of the source piece. Generally though, I think the project is at its most successful taking choral works from post Soviet composers Alexander Knaifel and Arvo Part. The extended (often ten minute plus) reworkings of material from such revered ECM New Series releases as "Svete Tikhiy" and "Blazhenstva" are varied in feel(the eerie "Resvete" sounds like an outtake from Scott Walker's "The Drift". "Reblazhenstva" is staggeringly beautiful and should be a chill-out classic while "Rekondakion" sounds like space-age liturgical music) but are linked by a successful harmony between the competing traditions and methodologies spoken of above.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Neil Horner on 21 Jun 2011
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I just knew this would be good - how good I wasn't quite prepared for. Suffice to say it renders everything else in the "ambient" sphere, say what Eno has done since On Land, totally and utterly redundant. A cross-fertilisation of two geniuses (Ricardo and Manfred) of absolute, stunning integrity. Glenn Gould's Solitude Trilogy is the only thing near this that I have heard recently. Beyond essential to anyone with half an ear or more.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Finbar the looney on 25 Jun 2011
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If you are expecting a "Chill Out" album,avoid this at all costs,for this is inteligent mood music,the swathes of sound that envelope you are pure and totally unique.
Being an ECM product,this is not a remix album ,it is a
"Sound structure" of various albums on ECM over its illustrious past.
This project takes in the music of Christian Wallumrod Ensemble/Paul Giger/Enrico Rava/Stefano Bolani/Paul Motian/Alexander Knaifel/Arvo Part/Bennie Maupin/John Abercrombie/Miroslav Vitous/Louis Sclavis and The Wolfert Brederode quartet all mixed into segue seamlessly
The music just flows effortlessly.
It is obvious that care has been taken to mix and record this album .
The thing that is noticable is that they havent gone for the obvious stars in ECMs Cannon,Hence no Garbarek,Surman or Stanko.
This is not a record to take lightly,there are some dark places hiding in the underground here,and should be approached accordingly, However there are some stunning pieces on this as well.
This is timelss but adventurous music,that in some ways reminds me of the experiments that "Tontos expanding head band"did on their "Zero time" album.
Highy reccomended.
Ricardo Villalobos.....Electronics
Ray Loderbauer.....Electronics
1hr 18m 34s
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By OMC on 17 July 2011
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Long in the making and much anticipated this double disc set filled with reworkings of tracks from the veteran jazz/ethereal label ECM by techno producers Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer will puzzle many. Those expecting a tribute remix project with beats added to the textures of ECM music will be disappointed. This is a collection of ghostly techno full of pulses, ticks and space (this as both gentlemen explain in the liner notes is essential to the project.) Perhaps not the easiest music to get into but very rewarding in the long run. Adventurous listeners should investigate immediately. RE: ECM is a bold new step forward for electronic music.
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