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5.0 out of 5 stars Desert Phase Remixes, February 2, 2011
This review is from: Desert Phase Remixes (MP3 Music)
STYLE
Electronic global downtempo. Kaya Project's 4th album is given the remix treatment by a collection of some of the biggest names in the business. The original tracks (previously reviewed at Morpheus Music) are re-examined and re-shaped into fresh versions incorporating aspects of dubstep, breaks, glitch hop, techno and drum'n'bass; whilst always maintaining a chilled exoticism. The tone of the recording here rises and falls in intensity from the live feel and tropical heat of Earthrise Soundsystem's Sundown, through the restless d'n'b of Chaos By Design's Eye of the Storm, via the smooth chill of Tripswitch's When Only Sand Remains into the cool Middle Eastern drive of Interpulse's concluding 23 Towers. Further variously distorted dub influences arise through Shahin Badar, Liquid Stranger's grinding zap and grime and Opiuo's deeply fractured dub and blues Dobra.

ARTWORK
Desert Phase Remixes arrives in a glossy digipack of four fold-out panels. A warm red ground supports a series of concentric circle patterns that call to mind the colourful ephemera of far-off bazaars and the Western graphics of the pop-art movement. The front cover presents a single large disc of many colours that seems to take on a spinning motion, especially once the smaller orbiting discs are noted. This design is extended into an interlocking form of multiple swirls that spreads over two further outer panels and two within also - track titles and credits are tightly wrapped around the outer rims. A fourth outer panel presents a pictorial summary of the Kaya Project discography to date; the remaining inner space is given over to purely graphic content.

OVERALL
Seb Taylor and Natasha Chamberlain desert inspired source material was released earlier this year (2010) fuelled by time spent in the Sonoran Desert, the Thar Desert and the Northern Sahara. Here eleven of the original tracks are remixed, with 23 Towers benefitting from three strikingly different versions by Eat Static, Biotone and Interpulse. Other collaborators include such notables as: Tripswitch, 100th Monkey, Liquid Stranger, Oblique Industries, Earthrise Soundsystem, Gaudi, Chaos By Design, Opiuo, Bluetech and Seb Taylor's own Hibernation.
As with Desert Phase itself, the remix album is released through Interchill Records. You might also be aware that this is not the first evolution of this fertile source the digital-only Ummah Oum Remixes EP having been put out just a few months back.
Interchill promotional material describes Desert Phase Remixes as "a digital melting pot of exotic influences and genre-defying grooves for dancefloors everywhere.....global fusion electronica at its finest [which shows] the remarkable nature of intercontinental musical collaboration." The Interchill website, of course, provides an abundance of information and a chance to hear the album if you wish.
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