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ARTIST
TITLE
Changed
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SILENCE 010CD SILENCE 010CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/10/2012

Lithuanian producers Mario & Vidis give house music a new accessible heartbeat with their debut artist album, Changed. Mario & Vidis titled the album after their Future Classic anthem, "Changed," an apt advocate to the new age slow-house sound they have mastered. Spanning two discs and 20 tracks, they cover much musical terrain, striding through epic soundscapes, hypnotic pop melodies, wandering into pure soul and running away with the finesse of raw house music on the second disc. Changed opens with the atmosphere-heavy "Introducing To You," lightly tickling the senses, before delving into the vocal delights of Kathy Diamond for "In My System," a collaboration that came about after Vidis brought England's disco queen to play in Lithuania. The record for which Mario & Vidis made their name, "Changed," was co-written by Ernesto after the duo admired his earlier inspiring releases. Two cuts feature number one Lithuanian female act, singer-songwriter Jazzu, who creates apparitions within her ethereal and buoyant vocal in "I'll Be Gone" and the ensuing "Who's Shot The Silence?" Jazzu is Lithuania's embodiment of Goldfrapp or Róisín Murphy and a true cult figure in the region. Other contributions from Lithuanian homegrown artists Vytautas Sondeckis and Giedrė illustrate a diverse spectrum and heavy collection of local talent. Disc two treks into their electronic heart, showcasing a collection of deep, dubby dancefloor cuts. The rolling grooves of "You Are Here" and epic synths of "Test" appear amidst re-edits of the prior material. The result is an engulfing journey that personifies a broody older sibling from the first disc.