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A Genius at work
on 3 May 2002
Back To Mine: Vol. 2 by Dave Seaman was the first chill-out CD I listened to, about 2-3 years ago, and it's been the benchmark against which all others I have heard since have measured against. A few have come really, really close to matching it (Nick Warren's BTM Vol.1 for instance), but this still ranks as my favorite.
Seaman's musical taste and track selection are nothing short of awe-inspiring, and the smoothness with which he blends track into track is unbelievable. Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 are mixed together with such seamless transitions of mood and tempo that if you aren't watching the display on your hi-fi, it would be next to impossible to make out the transitions. Amidst all this technical wizardry is the sheer beauty of the tracks. Genetica's "Future Past" moving into the Port Douglas Mix of Sasha's "Baja" evokes feelings of melancholic beauty washing into lake of moodiness, while the K&D mix of "Useless" just made me lie back, light up, close my eyes and smile through the entire song.
But the genius of this CD is greater than the sum of its parts- it lies in the overall sound produced by Dave Seaman like no one else can. If you only want to listen to hard, pounding house - you may want to broaden your horizons by checking this out. If you enjoy super smooth, deeply moving chill-out grooves mixed with by a magician, don't wait - go buy it.