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ARTIST
TITLE
Yamoré Rmx/Harmonics Crashes
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
CADENZA 009EP CADENZA 009EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/20/2006

"You don't know how lucky you are to have this record in your hands. The remix of 'Yamoré' is not only one of the rarest records in Luciano's discography, but it's also one of the best remixes he's done, ranking up there alongside a certain 'Amelie on Ice' as one of those sought-after treasures that have sent fans scurrying to eBay, hoping to get their hands on the original vinyl. A staple in Luciano's own DJ sets, 'Yamoré' was originally released in 2002 as part of a 5x12" box set of remixes of the Malian musician Salif Keita's album Moffou, limited to 1500 numbered copies. In his remix, Luciano pulls out all the stops, drawing from his considerable stylistic range to create a summertime epic that touches upon minimal, deep house, Afropop, and the unclassifiable rhythmic experimentation that defines Luciano's most feverish dancefloor anthems. Despite being four years old, it still sounds ahead of its time, and stands as an important precursor to the newly invigorated psychedelia of today's most exciting house and techno. 'Harmonic Crashes' -- credited to one Pepe Bombilla, a mysterious character last heard from on Luicano's killer 'La Limonada de Pepe Bombilla,' released on Mental Groove in 2003 -- is simply one of the freakiest floor-fillers you'll hear this year. Abstract voices -- chanting, ranting, singing scat, who knows -- urge a handclap-riddled rhythm ever deeper into the darkness, from which Daniel Aimé's haunted, almost agonized harmonica wails out like a banshee. Now, the last thing that most of us want to hear in a 'minimal' track is a harmonica, but the way it rips across the soundfield here makes the bluesy beast sound more like a tortured oscillator squealing as the screws are turned ever tighter."