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Budapest Eskimos

August 15, 2005

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: December 13, 2005
  • Label: Mole Listening Pearls
  • Copyright: (C)2005 Mole listening pearls / daredo music
  • Total Length: 1:10:16
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  • ASIN: B001CLA3OO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,502 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 1, 2006
Format: Audio CD
The Lushlife Project is a collaboration between two Hungarian DJs: Zoltán Palásti Kovács and Konrád Pilisi. Their debut album combines mellow, clubby beats with sounds they collected or imported from here, there, and everywhere. "Budapest Eskimos" sits comfortably in the "downtempo" or "trip hop" category, although some cuts are almost housey, and others border on ambient.

It's hard to listen to "Budapest Eskimos" without thinking of other popular producer/DJ teams. If you know stuff by -- for example -- Thievery Corporation, dZihan and Kamien, Gotan Project, or Tosca, then you already know "Budapest Eskimos" without even listening to it. Which isn't too shabby -- creating music that fits nicely on a playlist with those top-notch outfits takes real flair.

What's more, although "Budapest Eskimos" doesn't really break any new ground, it does have a personality of its own. Compared to Thievery's cool mysticism or Tosca's nutty repetitiveness, The Lushlife Project sometimes comes across with happy optimism. This can make their music slightly naive -- at times almost too innocent for my taste. But at other times, their cheerfulness mixes very well with their heavy doses of hip-inspiring basslines, offbeat sound effects, and international flavorings.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 26, 2006
Format: Audio CD
The Lushlife Project -- two Hungarian DJs, Zoltán Palásti Kovács and Konrád Pilisi -- are apparently dabbling in just about every kind of electronica imaginable.

Their debut album "Budapest Eskimos" includes all sorts of chilly, delicate, almost upbeat music, from straightforward house electronica to electro funk to airy soundscapes. It suffers a bit from having no personal "sound" yet, but most songs are good individually.

It opens with a funky beat and some robotic notes, and as "Soul Reservation Morning" gets underway, it settles into a solid downtempo tune with swooshes of smooth synth. watery sound effects, and a crystalline beat. But it doesn't lose that funky sound -- call it alien space funk, if you like.

But they drop the funk with "Popular Secret," a sparkling house track, as well as the watery klezmerish "Wurlitzer," and discoey "Mashroom Man." The title track is the only one of these dancier, harder-edged tracks that doesn't quite work out -- despite its airy edges and pan pipes, it's all very mundane.

But they also dabble in less ordinary fare -- the eerie "Essence of Our Origins" with its "ooooooo" voices, church bells and hollow pan pipes,as well as electropop flavoured with splashing noises, sensual beats, gypsyish melodies, and futuristic swooshes and croons of "spacephone!"

"Budapest Eskimos" sounds like the soundtrack to an avant-garde sci-fi movie, with its earthy instrumentation to ground the chilly electronica. There's even a twenty-second clip of a music box playing, which fades away as the rippling wurtlitzer kicks back into play.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 15, 2006
Format: Audio CD
The Lushlife Project -- two Hungarian DJs, Zoltán Palásti Kovács and Konrád Pilisi -- are apparently dabbling in just about every kind of electronica imaginable.

Their debut album "Budapest Eskimos" includes all sorts of chilly, delicate, almost upbeat music, from straightforward house electronica to electro funk to airy soundscapes. It suffers a bit from having no personal "sound" yet, but most songs are good individually.

It opens with a funky beat and some robotic notes, and as "Soul Reservation Morning" gets underway, it settles into a solid downtempo tune with swooshes of smooth synth. watery sound effects, and a crystalline beat. But it doesn't lose that funky sound -- call it alien space funk, if you like.

But they drop the funk with "Popular Secret," a sparkling house track, as well as the watery klezmerish "Wurlitzer," and discoey "Mashroom Man." The title track is the only one of these dancier, harder-edged tracks that doesn't quite work out -- despite its airy edges and pan pipes, it's all very mundane.

But they also dabble in less ordinary fare -- the eerie "Essence of Our Origins" with its "ooooooo" voices, church bells and hollow pan pipes,as well as electropop flavoured with splashing noises, sensual beats, gypsyish melodies, and futuristic swooshes and croons of "spacephone!"

"Budapest Eskimos" sounds like the soundtrack to an avant-garde sci-fi movie, with its earthy instrumentation to ground the chilly electronica. There's even a twenty-second clip of a music box playing, which fades away as the rippling wurtlitzer kicks back into play.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark B Fiddle on August 27, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Almost all the tracks are strong -- it's not exactly dance music, and it's not exactly ambient...but it's good. Especially Wurlitzer.
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