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Silent Introduction [VINYL] [Import]

Moodymann Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (14 Nov 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Planet E
  • ASIN: B000001RQP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 679,647 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece 13 Mar 2011
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album first on vinyl in 97 and it was the cornerstone of any deep house gigs I had. It was stolen within a year of me buying it, I had to rebuy it and it was stolen again within 3 years! That's just how good an album it is.... and excessive amphetamine use can bring you in touch with undersirables but that's another a story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
Compared to his later albums, this earlier offering, seems slightly less 'lively', but still commands the utmost respect for Moodyman. It feels slightly more 'spaced out', yet still keeps an unmistakable House sound. Silent Introduction will be instantly recognisable as a Moodyman album, to anyone who has heard his music before. The guy is a genuis, and my opinion will go down in history, as one of the great innovators in electronic music.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like it , love it..... 25 Feb 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Not for those trio of folk out there who still don't dig a bit of groove. This is nice bouncy Detroit techno with less of the techno and more of the R&R. Great for having a few over for dinner or even bedtime reading. Check out 'Mahogany Brown' (98) and there's sure to be another coming out soon. Like it ? Love it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IT IS A MASTERPIECE BY MOODYMAN. 28 Jun 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars mind expanding 7 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
this is the most slammin house record i've heard in a while, elegantly written tracks, that instigate a** shaking but at the same time invoke the spirits, i hope moodymann stays underground forever. truly meant for mind expansion.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the Slickest, Grooviest, hip-shaking, head-bobbing intelligent dance music, out there...!!! 20 Feb 2007
By fetish_2000 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Kenny Dixon Jr, (aka Moodyman) might not be a household name in the Detroit house/ Techno circles, but those that consider themselves well learned the genre, take his work very seriously indeed. Admittedly, as wide a range as my music tastes run, I'd never heard of him before. That was before I picked up his 2004 "Black Mahogani" album. Which I come across...after checking several very positive reviews. I'll save you the details, but suffice to say that one listen to that album, sparked a furious (and expensive) scramble to pick up ALL of his albums.

Although stylistically each and every one of Moodyman's albums are largely in debt to a mixture of seriously sophisticated House and minimal techno, there are moods and themes that differ from album to album. This is Moodyman first album, which is actually a collection of previously unreleased tracks, and is by-and-large considered the `Holy Grail' of his output on CD. This is music that is suited to the home environment, because Moodyman is far too shrewd to churn out bass-speaker busting dance music, and instead works on confident, complex, and passionate house mixed with a R&B theme. Everything here is a work of love, and although some of would work in a club environment, a lot of the subtleties of the arrangements would be lost in the volume of a club. This is arguably some of the most brilliantly devised adult-orientated dance music, I've ever heard.

Moodyman likes to mess with time Signatures, flip ideas on it head, throw musical curve-balls, take and idea and create a new spin on it, or simply just make music for the head, as well as the feet. And it's not an exaggeration to state that Moodyman makes brilliant, twisted house/techno music, and mashes it up into his own mesmerising and idiosyncratic view, that seems to reflect no-one else's, and with a level of articulation and detail in his production that is (without overstating this) second to none. And, It's truly a marvel that he isn't a much, much bigger figure in the dance scene?? but from what I can gather, there's a hardcore group of fans, that pick up everything of his the moment it comes out (I now consider myself in that group), and thus people doesn't give people a chance to get acquainted with his music, and this is going to be one of the major failing of this record. Nothing to do with the music itself (which is exemplary), but more to do with the fact that this release has long since been deleted, and the label that initially released it ("Peacefrog"), never originally released it, in any large numbers, so you are unfortunately going to have to pay, over the odds for this (unless your incredibly lucky to find it cheap somewhere), and sure....I had to pay a fair bit of cash, to get this (thanks again, to the seller on Amazon), and I have absolutely no regrets about seeking this expensive gem out.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is great, like you said 23 May 2009
By Jared Jennings - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
i'm glad i finally shelled out to get this. the price was more than i've spent in a while, but have been curious to hear it for a year or two. it's great, more disco/house than the minimal/micro i dig, but don't get me wrong, as a fan of those, this is ESSENTIAL to my collection. good beats with some soul thrown in to the electronic mix.
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The coolest mother on the planet 11 Jan 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
the deepest ever
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