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Disc 1
01
Argenis Brito Amplified
05 :45
02 09 :03
03
Petre Inspirescu Racakadoom
08 :18
04
Luciano & Digitaline Honolulu (Luciano's Liliuokalani)
05 :39
05
Andomat 3000 & Jan L Delay
04 :11
06
Rhadoo Woa Ovuls
07 :15
07
Petre Inspirescu Galantar
06 :49
08
Alejandro Vivanco Madre Tierra
08 :47
09
Luciano Tonerres
01 :07
10
Pikaya Fango
10 :02
Disc 2
01
Luciano & Quenum Orange Mistake
10 :46
02
Luciano & Pier Bucci Amael
10 :47
03
Lee Van Dowski & Quenum Extension
08 :56
04
Luciano & Serafin Funk Excursion
12 :22
05
Nsi. Max Binski
11 :00
06
Luciano Bomberos
12 :33
ARTIST
TITLE
Cadenza Contemporary 01 & Classics
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CADENZA 002CD CADENZA 002CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/11/2007

For its first-ever CD edition, Cadenza prepares something truly special. Spread across two CDs, Cadenza Contemporary 01 & Classics is a distillation of the label's essence -- not just an overview of its past, but also a teasing suggestion of what lies ahead. The first CD, mixed by Swiss producer Luciano, digs its fingers into the label's six most recent records -- plus Luciano's own "Tonerres," from the lone Cadenza Split Composition release so far -- and teases out a single thread, which it rolls lovingly between its fingertips. The mix could have taken any number of different directions, but Luciano's mix takes the snakiest path possible, beginning with the blippy, aquamarine-colored house of Argenis Brito and Digitaline before taking a detour through Petre Inspirescu's sideshow psychedelia. When things get a little noir, he opens the slats on Andomat 3000 & Jan's clattery Venetian blinds, making way for Rhadoo's percussive, mid-day reverie, all swirling dust motes and forgotten clocks ticking in the distance. Alejandro Vivanco brings a momentary wake-up call with his rubbery bass wallop, and then irreality descends again courtesy of Luciano and Pikaya, delivering two of the deepest, most gravity-free tracks in Cadenza's catalog. The second CD highlights Cadenza's early years with a selection of classics culled from the label's first six releases, all of them appearing for the first time on an unmixed CD. Luciano & Quenum lead off with the rightfully anthemic "Orange Mistake," and Luciano & Pier Bucci follow up with the liquid Latin ripple of "Amael." Quenum & Lee Van Dowski's "Extension" is as kinetic as anything the label's ever done, a hall of mirrors and circuit boards, while Luciano & Serafin's "Funk Excursion" goes straight for the gut -- no need to bring your own funk, it's here in plentiful supply. N.S.I.'s "Max Binski" remains at the frontier of Cadenza's outer limits: channeling free-jazz piano into an anxious, bass-heavy groove -- one of electronic music's strongest tracks of the last half-decade. Finally, Luciano closes the disc out with "Bomberos," one of Cadenza's earliest hits and a shining example of his way with a supple, slippery groove. Beautifully packaged in Cadenza's characteristically sumptuous designs, Cadenza Contemporary 01 is a milestone for one of electronic music's most important labels, and a tangible time-capsule to collect and keep.