Numero Deux

June 19, 2007 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 3, 2009
  • Label: Milano 2000
  • Copyright: (c) Milano 2000
  • Total Length: 53:06
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0015KJD5W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,433 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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It's about as good as Tre, which is pretty dang cool.
ben l
Spacey beats, Airy rythms, subtle voices, precision samples - very impressive collection of sound and landscapes on the tracks!
bordersj2
If you want to sample, I'd recommend "Invocation" and "Verso Il Sole".
Black Lemon

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By bordersj2 VINE VOICE on February 17, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I have to admit, when I first picked this up I wasn't so impressed. And that was a while ago. I'd heard a few of their tracks on various compilations - and if you add in their label (Edizioni-Ishtar/Milano 2000), it was a no-brainer. So I popped it in, gave it a whirl and was left thinking: "Good. Not spectacular, but good."
The lesson I learned came with having it in a not so great stereo. After putting it on in the car, and then in the home system, wow! Spacey beats, Airy rythms, subtle voices, precision samples - very impressive collection of sound and landscapes on the tracks! "Invocation" is a song that just jams and glides.
The style isn't chill-out or cafe/bossa - it's more along the lines of DJ/soundtrack like with beats. Think Blue States (Nothing Changes Under the Sun) meets Fragmentorchestra meets "Modular Systems" with a splash of the new Massive Attack. You can feel the Italian soundtrack influence, but it never sways very far from the modern. It's a CD that you put in, sit back, and go about with whatever you were doing. Never too heavy or too dark, just right.
Notable tracks in my opinion were Invocation, Cosi Ti Amo, Verso Il Sole, Chorus of Flames and - the cd has the perfect ending with Speak Into the Microphone. A good dj sound, a terrific album! Can't wait for their new one titled "Tre" - due out some time this spring.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By mgdraw@pacbell.net on January 30, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Milan's The Dining Rooms have sometimes drawn comparison to Thievery Corporation or Air. They are neither. Rather, one would have to imagine the music of Serge Gainsbourg cut up and reconstructed by DJ Shadow, playing as the soundtrack to a french new-wave film by Jean-Luc
Goddard. The brooding mood escapes typical electronica lounge clichés and enters darker
territories, driven by mid-tempo hip-hop breaks and haunting minor chords bass lines.
Occasional vocals, whether dialogue or sung melody, play as the nostalgic protagonists on an abandoned movie set. The production quality is tasteful and slick and leaves enough free space between the listeners ears,to let the film play in your head.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "urbanoid" on March 23, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I first found out about The Dining Rooms when I bought the compilation Hi Fidelity Lounge Vol.3 ('Mr. Dupont' is the first track on the CD). Since I loved that compilation, and 'Mr. Dupont' is one of my favourites in there, I could not but buy TDR's CD 'Numero Deux' when I first saw it in a record store. To date, I 've listened to it many times and I always discover new things in every song. This is an excellent CD, full of ambient and jazzy tunes, which will create a very cinematic atmosphere. The terms 'lounge' and 'chill out' seem too narrow to be used in this case. This CD is a lot more. The two Italian brains behind this, Stefano Ghittoni and Cesare Malfatti, explore minimal forms of what it could be music for films from the late '60s and the early '70s. As a matter of fact, they say that the inspiration for the title of this CD came from director Jan-Luc Goddard. In my book, this is the proudful Italian answer to France's Air.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 18, 2001
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I actually had this in my hand at the record store and put it back after looking at the cover and fearing this would be an entire album of some downtempo diva, cheeks puckered, droning on as if she had been stuck in a revolving door with Portishead. The label (below) even admits "sultry female vocals" which is a red flag, but since I was able to get it used on here for 7 bucks, the chance of finding a good downtempo album was worth the risk of owning one more mediocre piece of nu-soul.
The first 4 tracks are trip hop/jazz/downtempo with crisp beats, instrumental. She shows up on number 5 but she's mixed in with the music instead of the other way around, and personally, I like it. Again on 6 or 7 but filtered. Track 8 appears on "Supperclub Presents Lounge", the soundtrack to an Amsterdam supperclub which turned me on to the Dining Rooms in the first place; laid back, late night, lounge--no vocals. She shows back up on track 11, but accompanied by amplifier feedback--by this time you're kind of emersed in the ambience of a smoke filled basement lounge, and it's easy to pretend you are too out of it to notice.
So if you're looking for trip-hop/downtempo/jazz fusion, very chill, with limited vocals, then this is a pleasant surprise. If you're looking for something based more around a vocalist, then I'd suggest Moodorama or Hefner.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By bordersj2 VINE VOICE on February 17, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I have to admit, when I first picked this up I wasn't so impressed. And that was a while ago. I'd heard a few of their tracks on various compilations - and if you add in their label (Edizioni-Ishtar/Milano 2000/Schema), it was a no-brainer. So I popped it in, gave it a whirl and was left thinking: "Good. Not spectacular, but good."
The lesson I learned came with having it in a not so great stereo. After putting it on in the car, and then in the home system, wow! Spacey beats, Airy rythms, subtle voices, precision samples - very impressive collection of sound and landscapes on the tracks! "Invocation" is a song that just jams and glides.
The style isn't chill-out or cafe/bossa - it's more along the lines of DJ/soundtrack like with beats. Think Blue States (Nothing Changes Under the Sun) meets Fragmentorchestra meets "Modular Systems" with a splash of the new Massive Attack. You can feel the Italian soundtrack influence, but it never sways very far from the modern. It's a CD that you put in, sit back, and go about with whatever you were doing. Never too heavy or too dark, just right.
Notable tracks in my opinion were Invocation, Cosi Ti Amo, Verso Il Sole, Chorus of Flames and - the cd has the perfect ending with Speak Into the Microphone. A good dj sound, a terrific album! Can't wait for their new one titled "Tre" - due out some time this spring.
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