Café del Mar, Vol. 9 Extra tracks, Import
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Every CD in the del Mar series is worth its weight in gold, but this one can be weighted with a far more precious metal. I would need to be a poet to say more about this wonderful compilation. But I must mention track 5: it is a highlight among bright stars. Never have I heard such smooth and darkly elegant guitar work, all of course backed by a first-class chill groove.
Plug your soul into this CD...you will be transported to a lovely place.
However, after DJ Bruno took over from Volumen Siete (7) onwards, it seems that he could not successfully carry on this flavour. Volumen Nueve is similar to Volumen 7 and 8; if the album is also likened to a 'day', it fails to wake up and pick up: it says moody, slow and brooding. Don't get me wrong, I love leisurely-paced songs as well, but after a while when I need a pick-me-up with faster songs, the album stays on its slow path until it's too late (the first track with a more pronounced beat only starts with #6 - The Cure (Miro). However, even track#6 is still not enough to pick up the mood, because the mood is still rather sombre, even if Track#7 is bouncier - and that's already half of the CD.
All in all, the album is pleasant, but it cannot recoup Cafe del Mar's glory days under Jose Padilla. Bruno probably hates having his style being compared to Jose Padilla's, but the thing is, Jose Padilla's style is one of the key thing why Cafe del Mar albums are so popular in the first place!
"time is the enemy" by Quantic, although an excellent song, it is too upbeat for this CD and could have been replaced by something from the Knighthawks. This song can be found also on Private Lounge 3, of which I own, and the song by Quantic was a purchasing point for me to buy the CD, so don't take this opinion in the wrong way or out of context.). All of these songs keep a tight knit from one song to the other - this has made it into my top 3 CD's out of 50 something.
If you like this album, or haven't purchased it, you should check out some albums by Praful at the same time, you're sure to enjoy.
Again, this is a great disc.
includes a low budget film (MAC/WIN compatible) separately on the disc.
Café Del Mar fans can alas see what the club looks like.
my faves are:
#3 Desire (dripping with Ibiza calmness)
#5 A Day In The Sun (just right, with no sunburn)
#6 The Cure (the heavenly female-voice kind)
#9 Many Rivers To Cross (play in the desert at sunrise, woah)
This compilation is the slowest of all the Volumes, in my opinion.
(More sun, less sprinkles) But that just means- sit back, relax, let it all go and enjoy...
But now, yes, seems we have a new king here. Atmospheric, it simply takes you by surprise from the first time you hear it - and that's essential for such albums, you either love it or let it just be in yous CD storage tower.
One of the best remixes i've heard is the title "Morning Light". I knew the dance version of this one and it's cool, but this remix is awsome...
Lovers all over the globe, here's one winner for this summer. Enjoy as I do
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Some of the best music that I have heard in years. Really loved the harmonizing in some of the songs . Read morePublished on August 3, 2013 by Jperdue
Heard one song and couldn't find the single anywhere. So had to buy the whole CD. Liked the other songs very much as well. Good choice.Published on July 6, 2013 by Linnie Boyes
I have placed this as one on my all time favorite list and have given it as gifts to other lovers of this type of music.Published on June 16, 2013 by Janice Daitchman
Usually Cafe Dal Mar music moves me horizontally, or in place. This one seemed to send me up & down. Not as exciting & profound as others I've heard. Read morePublished on April 4, 2013 by Bert McGown
I really enjoy this purchase. It's a cd fullfilled with lounge music that helps to relax :) As far as I am concerned the best track is "Morning light" (coffe shop remix). Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by Pitbulltje
This is seriously an awesome album. The type of chill music that can take the forefront of your listening or run for days in the background just enlightening your mood and... Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by PanHephaestus
I own almost every Cafe Del Mar - and this has to be one of their best yet! More low tempo chill out than someof their others. Read morePublished on December 10, 2010 by PRIME IS OVERPRICED