- Audio CD (26 Oct. 2009)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Renaissance
- ASIN: B002N4PB5A
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 152,737 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Renaissance: The Mix Collection - M.A.N.D.Y.
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Top Customer Reviews
I think it would be entirely unfair of me to compare and claim I prefer one disc better than the other, they are simply too different to do that. So, I'll just try to provide you with some brief details about each.
CD1 is relaxed and draws you in with some melancholy beats and vocals from the very outset, especially dop's 'Nature Boy'. It goes from light and floaty to dark and funky though in the blink of an eye and then back again effortlessly.
Special mention must go to the Crowdpleaser track, it is the definite highlight of the first half of CD1.
The middle portion of CD1 continues in the same floaty laidback feel. There are some lovely beats which fit well with the ambiance already created.
Finally, for CD1, I need to highlight the Bomb the Bass tune. Fantastic! I've always appreciated what Mark Lanegan brings to music, his gravelly voice just seems to suit so many different music genre's. Although obviously out of place within the electronic music scene it works so well in this mix.
I just simply love listening to CD2 - it's perfect at any time of the day or night. It's jaunty, bright & funky but still maintains an edge. That edge really comes to the fore in the second half of the CD, after Ben Watt's magnificent 'Guinea Pig' track. There are a couple of disturbingly crazy tracks and the tech rhythms really pick up. This culminates in the Dynamix II track with it's distorted electronic vocals and mismatched beat before bringing you back with a great track by Lopazz.Read more ›
To me, this is one of the most original, abstract and eclectic mix cds going. It's just brimming with personality. If you want generic club tunes, then don't buy this. If you want to experience something genuinely imaginative and very far removed from the dance music norm, then this is the place to go. M.A.N.D.Y have released other mixes which display their diverse, yet impossibly coherent musical style too, but this one has something the other's don't quite achieve; it has a sort of tragic beauty. It has a madness to it, there's no doubt about that; but it seems almost like there's a haunting truth in the madness, which a sane product simply couldn't ever communicate.
Stand out tracks? Well, Holger Zilske's 'To Them To Me' is a meloncholy lounge piece; Bodycode's 'Immune' is a perculiar, yet haunting vocal and piano fused house tune, and Bomb the Bass' 'Black River' (Gui Boratto mix) marks a distinct change of pace in CD1 but still captures you with it's Jonny Cash-esque vocals and acoustic guitar melody. Whilst all three feature on CD1, the second disc was no let-down. CD1 is both far more vocal and a much more downtempo affair, whereas CD2 is more reflective of what M.A.N.D.Y play in clubs. But both discs compliment one-another and develop a very distinct mood which very few other mix cds achieve.
M.A.N.D.Y's finest work to date, and probably the most distinct and colourful Renaissance mix there has ever been.
Don't expect your normal pumping clubland classics just sheer quality! The first disc is really ambient and floaty and really gets you relaxed in a headnodding way. The second disc pics up the pace but still not to the point of a get up and dance like a nutter way. The whole mix is just sublime from start to finish and really does take you on a melodic journey through the soundscapes. Dimm the lights sit down in ya comfy chair and this really will take ya somewhere else its just grrrrreat. Don't expect your usual renaissance dj mix here as thats not how M.A.N.D.Y operate though your ears will find it so refreshing because of this fact. Just what the doctor ordered after the dissapointment of Dave Seamans last renaissance mix where instead of sticking to his style of stella mixes decided to join the how minimal can we go crew and produced a mix which was lacking and never really got going as Daves usually do!....
Go buy this now! but expect something a little different especially come disc 2
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Renaissance have garnered themselves a reputation for Dance music of the highest order, so I had no qualms over buying this album, expecting a quality piece of music. Read morePublished on 11 April 2011 by Mr. A. Boxall
OK, I took a punt on buying this albumn based on customer reviews and previous Renaissance purchases... Read morePublished on 23 Mar. 2011 by Jesta
what an seriously good mix. better than their Fabric CD, and thats a beaut to boot. gets the Steelo seal of approval :)Published on 29 Mar. 2010 by andrew lowe