- Audio CD (19 Aug 2003)
- Label: pid
- ASIN: B000A2P58A
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 797,044 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
To pigeonhole the genius of Derrick Carter as a mere throwback to the days of early Chicago house is a nonsense. This man is one of the most innovative, talented and relevant artists making music today. And this recording is light years away from the pioneering early works of Steve Silk Hurley, Marshall Jefferson, Frankie Knuckles et al.
Amazon's reviewer may feel that Carter's style is dated, but this is a strange comment. This record will still sound timeless in 20 years time, when the formulaic pre-Cambrian drivel that passes for the majority of today's throwaway dance music will sound laughably shallow.
What Squaredancing represents is thoughtful, textured and compelling music that mixes disco, P-Funk and leftfield tech-house in a highly original, deeply funky and beautifully crafted way. Very few artists from the dance music oeuvre are able to translate their talents to an album format, but Carter has crafted a rare collection of music that is both danceable and makes for great home listening.
Try it, you might just fall in love with it.