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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • ASIN: B000025NJR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #780,278 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Cool In The Pool
2. Oh Lord Give Us More Money
3. Persian Love
4. Hollywood Symphony

Customer Reviews

Having said that, you will probably hate or love it!
John Harrison
Persian Love is a rather wonderful interpolation of Persian vocal samples and the typical CAN quasi-funk , led by Jaki Leibzeit, the human drum machine!
Peppino
I bought a 2-cassette collection called "Music & Rhythm" in 1980 [a GREAT sampler of world music] in the early '80s.
lemurleap

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 10, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Holger Czukay's debut solo album is such an astonishing technical achievement that it deserves 5 stars just for the incredible care and precision that must have been required to painstakingly piece it together.
Pre-samplers, a track like "Cool In The Pool" is a remarkable patchwork of hundreds of tape edits (sit down one day and try and count them - and work put where they came from!). While "Persian Love" is a virtouso piece of editing and exqusite into the bargain.
These two tracks are virtually worth 5 stars on their own. "Cool In The Pool" is a bouncy, funky pop song which will probably be a hit in 10 years time when everyone catches up with Holger!
"Persian Love" is simply one of the most beautiful pieces of music you are ever likely to hear. The idea of sampling a singer from another culture is commonplace nowadays - now a repetitive dance beat would simply be slapped on. Instead Holger weaves a complex and sinuous chord structure around the voice (which is pitch-changed to be either male or female) which is Bach by way of Lee Perry. Over this he overlays exquisite varispeeded guitar in his signature style - like a cross between African high life and Austrian zither, a nice encapsulation of his influences perhaps? As I say, this is sheer brilliance, the only time anything like this had ever been attempted before was in the realms of the classical avant garde (as a former pupil of Stockhausen, Czukay would certainly have been aware of "Gesang der Junglinge", "Telemusik" and "Hymnen") but you can dance to this!
As noted elsewhere, the two long tracks are less convincing.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAME on October 19, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Cool In The Pool is a busy mix of funky beats, pop lyrics and samples, including an operatic voice, whilst Oh Lord Give Us More Money is a long exploratory piece in the progressive rock tradition, with jazzy sections, interesting edits of voices that flow in and out of the mix and strange sound effects.
The other long track, Hollywood Symphony, provides more of the same spoken vocals, voice samples and what sounds like a symphony orchestra on acid. One can see whence bands like Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV got some of their inspiration!
What makes Movies really worthwhile however, is the exquisite Persian Love, an Iranian love song taped from short-wave radio and embellished with just the right elements to turn it into an atmospheric jewel of a track. The longing in the voices is carried on a lilting beat and exquisitely edited to form a perfect whole.
Brian Eno and David Byrne did the same on tracks like The Carrier and A Secret Life on their classic collaboration. So if you love My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts, you'll be enthralled by Persian Love.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 24, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Long before I ever heard the band Can, I heard this album and LOVED it. It WILL change your life. Holger is a madman, hearing music in everything---he incorporates noises from a variety of sources. The guitar and keyboard work are very pleasing...it's all beautiful. I used to sneak cuts from this album onto an FM jazz show I used to do...Some people freaked right out, some people worshipped me for playing it, but I always got phone calls. Buy this release. It's Hula music for ice cream lovers. It's summer and swimming, it's the rings of a tree.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DAC Crowell on January 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This release, partly recorded as Holger's band Can was in decline and completed in the period just after the band's breakup, is a daring initial effort. Tracks such as the playfully chaotic 'Cool in the Pool' and the delightful shortwave-based 'Persian Love' are not only brilliant in of themselves, but also supplied a lot of impetus to others' explorations of the then-seminal art of sampling. The longer pieces, while also interesting, don't quite sustain total fascination however. It's clear from, say, 'Hollywood Symphony', that Holger was honing his skills with his new techniques and methods and engaging in work that was very exploratory...and certainly extremely advanced for its time. But to hear where this led, the next album "On the Way to the Peak of Normal" is a better showcase, as tracks such as 'Ode to Perfume' demonstrate Holger's sampling/editing mayhem in full flower. Still, this is a must-have record for anyone who thinks they 'know' sampling. Until you've absorbed this...'taint true!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By winky@networx.net.au on January 13, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Holger Czukay ... the great, almost unknown, artist. Almost as obscure as "the Toads" but thats another story. Movies is a great album for those that like to be excited and drawn into another dimension. Holger is the master of blending sounds from many sources with snappy real instriments! He was doing this long before the genre' was even accepted. Movies is the kind of album that can be played over and over. Even without the use of mind altering substances this album will lead you astray definitely ! Play it at party's and people will wonder who the hell this is ... some will freak 'cos it just goes on and on almost evolving seemlessly yet always entertaining and extremely tasteful. Final word... anyone who thinks they have a great CD collection doesn't have one unless this is in your rack .... just buy it!
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