10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 10 August 2009
First off, one week on after its release I'm really surprised nobody has reviewed this, so I'll do it and I'll keep it short and sweet...
Basically, Disc One is a round up of Bent's various singles and is a seamless 66 minutes of melody/beats/atmospherics.
Disc Two is 40 minutes of new stuff and is utterly sublime.
For anyone that favours melodies above anything else in ANY type of music,
this will be a mandatory purchase....Thats all I'll say, the rest is up to you people.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 10 August 2009
An absolutely perfect selection of their finest tunes - but quite a few new ones that you probably won't have heard, making this a must purchase! It's like being wrapped up in a caramel flavoured sonic pillow.
Their songs are positive, upbeat and amazingly atmospheric, but most importantly they are consistently brilliant. How often can you say that about a dance/trip-hop act? This is the only band that can make me smile on the dreary journey to work.
If you like this, also get their 2CD "The Art Of Chill 5" mix, which features "The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir" - which I kid you not is one of the most beautiful choir pieces I've ever heard.
on 18 August 2010
I have been a fan of chillout music for over ten years and the majority of 'classic' chilled tunes are usually contributed by 'one hit wonders'. So rare it is to have a group like Bent to produce a life long 'work of wonders'.
In short... classic tunes like the breath taking Beautiful Otherness, Private Road and Swollen serve to support Bent as the Kings of Chillout, while more up tempo tracks Always, I Love My Man, Comin' Back, I Can't Believe It's Over and the legend that is 'Magic Love' speed the playlist up without harming the mood.
Smooth music, deep vocals, timeless tracks. After years of repeat listening, Beautiful Otherness still sounds fresh and Magic Love... well don't get me started.
If not a fan - let this Cd change all that.