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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 22, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: E-Magine Records
  • ASIN: B00005IAH0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #281,456 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Slowly
2. The Night Garden
3. Tears Running Dry
4. Waiting
5. Fallen Angel
6. Cat People Dub
7. Floater
8. I Talk To The Wind
9. It Comes From You
10. Morning Light
11. This Isn't Maybe

Customer Reviews

I feel Waldeck has its own sound in Trip-Hop.
Amazon Customer
This album actually uses a male and a female, halving the tracks, and that places inconsistencies in the work as a whole.
TorridlyBoredShopper
It led to me to listen to some of their clips because I thought if I liked Waldeck, I may really like Massive Attack.
U2girl

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 2, 2002
Format: Audio CD
If you are in the mood for slowing down and feeling like doing something illegal, than this is the album for you. The kind of music you would hear in a weird kinda movie like the Lost Highway. Moody female vocals with emotional lyrics and dark beats (like portishead), and dubby basslines like (Massive Attack). There are a few tracks with cheesy male vocals which kinda kills the nice even flow of the cd, but it still accomplishes its objective of creating an erotic, slow down hibernation mode. If you like Portishead, Massive Attack, and haunting female vocals, you cant go wrong here. Recommended...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Bruce on November 17, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I was a bit skeptical of Waldeck at first because I though they had borrowed most of their stuff from Massive Attack. While "Balance of The Force" did sound similar to "Protection" or any other trip-hop band of the 90s, Waldeck's music had something different to it. The piano, the synths, the sound effects, the vibes, the interesting beats so overall it was ok. However, "Night Garden" dissapoints because it clearly feels totally copied and obvious: the creepy "Mezzanine" bass lines, the cheezy lyrics "she's at ease with the past and the darkness...fallen angel", "tears running dry years passing by" "...waiting for the light..", a little embarassing at times "putting out the fire with gasoline", the pointless cover of King Crimson's "I talk to the wind". The few appreciable tracks are "slowly" ("angel/dissolved girl") and "floater" ( i.e. black milk).It would have been better if more focus had been placed on research in electronic sounds rather than on the "cliche" singing.The title track although instrumental and pretty is way too unhappenning and the album lacks balance, not leaving much variation between the rest of the tracks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Lee on December 15, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Leave Waldeck alone!!! Once again, I must come to the defense of an artist who is being ruthlessly compared to other, more well-known groups, ergo Massive Attack/Portishead. As I mentioned in my Zero 7 review defending them against comparisons to Air: Is it really a bad thing to mimic such groups as they--or is it "as them"? It's really impossible to not sound like somebody else in the industry, unless you're going for the downright weird. Given the title "The Night Garden," it's safe to say that Waldeck was going for a darker more sensual late night theme. I played it last night (along with Waldeck's equally amazing "Balance of the Force") and it got me so worked up, I couldn't stand it. And, yeees, there will be more insults of this CD and comparisons to other "mainstream" groups who people believe started the downtempo genre of music, but you have to give Waldeck props for at least taking a familiar sound and making it even more accessible--especially to all the lovers in the house!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 13, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The Transcendent Essence of Chill
While listening to one of my favorite Downtempo Streaming stations, I can remember when "Floater" drifted from my speakers. I instantly slipped from my usual tense and stressed self into a state of surreal relaxation.
If I had to point out three songs I love, they would be "Moon", "Slowly" and again "Floater." I have, however, had the chance to listen to several of Waldeck's songs and while people have mixed feelings as to the fluctuation between the female and male vocal leads, I appreciate their artistic versatility in being able to do so and still maintain the atmosphere. One aspect I also love about Waldeck is the range of styles to which their songs can be adapted. On their Remix album, there are multiple versions of songs such as "Wake Up" and "Defenceless" some more ambient while others more upbeat but definitely always Trip-Hop.
On a side note, I have to address the matter of "style borrowing" and artist comparison. Perhaps it's just me, but when I listen to a song or a group, I don't compare them to another. Doing that would leave me solely devoted to one band or for that matter one genre of music. I love a little something from most genres. Now that is definitely me. I feel Waldeck has its own sound in Trip-Hop. If artists of a genre didn't sound similar, there would be no point to having genres or sub-genres.
A more important point people today should realize is nearly everything produced in the last half century is a "borrowing" of some earlier artists, e.g. BB King. It was mentioned that Waldeck Borrowed its sound from Massive Attack, I don't agree and I have loved Massive Attack since before anyone even knew who they were!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By TorridlyBoredShopper VINE VOICE on January 19, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Waldeck happens to be another of the bands I turn to when I want to sit down and relax, letting my mind float a little, or when I feel like having some sonic soundscaping to simply soothe me. They're one of those bands that does some really good work in what reminds me of Trip-Hop, with the aural craftsmanship of their works really worth touting and really worth absorbing, and I like to sit down, select the songs I want to listen to, and then let them play over and over again.
As far as the music goes, I have to give it to K. Waldeck because he really knows how to make the mind relax. He understands how to use build and a multitude of sounds to create a curtain to layer of the mind, letting it drift off to a place that allows a listener to absorb the singer and the song at the same time. Along with him are other people that do some pretty fine work, and they also get the nod. As a group, they bring a layer of sounds that perhaps couldn't be combined by lesser hands and they make them fit.
That said, Waldeck has its flaws because it's a tale of two singers. This album actually uses a male and a female, halving the tracks, and that places inconsistencies in the work as a whole.
On one side there is Joy Malcolm, and she's truly a treat. When I listen to her I marvel at great things she that does with expresses in her vocals, making me revel not only in what she has to say and the beauty she brings to the table but also in the other layers of the song. Her voice is beautiful, blending into the beat sometimes and floating on it in others, and I absolutely love that. On the track "Tears Running Dry," the music creates an atmosphere with oddity, the sounds floating in and out, up and down, and then she comes in as another layer of it and makes it beautiful.
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