Re: [Hybrid] Donna Summers - I Feel Love
- Heard the Rollo & Sister Bliss mix a couple of weeks ago - didn't like it
I know Seb Fontaine's been playing a new mix from some DJ in Hungary (I
His name escapes me, but the mix is faster, with a heavier beat, but
otherwise not much has been changed.
I like :)
> or there's a Rollo&Sister Bliss mix... seem to remember it was quite funky
- Just got my hand on the new Rob Dougan CD and I find
it rather good. I prayed for his orchestral
arrangements to shine through and my prayers were
answered. Each of the 14 tracks displays a unique,
almost vibrant soundtrack feel to them which is a
I find Dougan's vocals to be complementative to the
music itself, but I wasn't expected him to sing on
virtually every track except the obvious Clubbed to
Death Matrix/Kurayamino Variations and Clubbed 2 Death
I am interested in remixes of these other album
tracks, and in some way hope the remix producers build
the remix around the music which is amazing and focus
less on the vocals.
Dougans vocals are a smokey/grit mixture of Tom
Jones-meets-Tom Waits-meets a sober ex Pogues Shane
McGowan in a dark alley thing..
What does everyone else think, assuming it has been
heard or purchased??
- i didn't think about Vanessa-mae. Thanks for that
> On the same '95 release as the Rollo & Sister Bliss mix (kinda funky
> but not breaky, and not ground-breaking) there's a Masters @ Work Mix
> (which is quite staccato-y in the rhythm area, not the usual smooth
> latin/jazz/funk sound at all) - another point would be to check for
> mixes of the Vanessa-Mae version of 'I Feel Love' as, barring the
> violin solo, it's VERY similar to the original (I only have the
> original, KlubbHeads Vs. Rollercoaster and D-Bop mixes which I'm sure
> won't be what you're after ;)
- Hmmm, my review of the album is slightly different....
Picked up a promo of the album a while back and I really wanted to like
it...I really did.....and I know a lot of people will disagree with me
over what I say...
I LOVE 'Clubbed to Death' - I've loved it for years. Though its not that
I wanted an album full of 'Clubbed to death', not at all...its just that
Rob D's vocals to me are so harsh in a 'Chris Rea - too many fags and
late nights' style that it makes me skip over 95% of tracks !!! I find
it hard to take his voice seriously....
'Furious Angels' I can just about listen to and of course there's
'Clubbed to Death'. However, I think one of the outstanding tracks on
the album for me has to be 'Instrumental' - a completely orchestral
track - and it's a very moving arrangement indeed. (Shock! Nick likes
something that's not dirty, breaky and progressive!) ;)
Anyway, I like to think that albums can grown on you. Its happened to me
so many times before. So I'me going to hang in there with this one, keep
it in my pile of currently played cd's and see if it can work some magic
- On furious Angels (the only vocal track I've heard) I thought he
sounded a lot like Chris Rea, actually, but then it's been a while
since I listened to that track.
--- In HybridUK@y..., Chaos Plot <celticslang@y...> wrote:
Dougans vocals are a smokey/grit mixture of Tom Jones-meets-Tom Waits-
meets a sober ex Pogues Shane McGowan in a dark alley thing..
- Whereas I LIKE Chris Rea ;-D
--- In HybridUK@y..., "Nick Bower" <nick.bower@c...> wrote:
...its just that Rob D's vocals to me are so harsh in a 'Chris Rea -
too many fags and late nights' style that it makes me skip over 95%
of tracks !!! I find it hard to take his voice seriously....
- Maybe that has something to do with it!! Heheheh
>Whereas I LIKE Chris Rea ;-D
>--- In HybridUK@y..., "Nick Bower" <nick.bower@c...> wrote:
>...its just that Rob D's vocals to me are so harsh in a 'Chris Rea -
>too many fags and late nights' style that it makes me skip over 95%
>of tracks !!! I find it hard to take his voice seriously....
- I have to agree. His vocals are a little strange at times (especially in
"I'm Not Driving Anymore"), but in all the songs, the music is just
beautiful. Thankfully, there's instrumental versions of the tracks where
his vocals are a little to coarse for my tastes on various promos. "Nothing
At All" is just a beautiful track (although it reminds me quite a bit of
Faithless' "Evergreen" from their last record) and it's a great example of
how his voice really works well with his music (for the most part).
At 06:47 PM 7/3/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>Just got my hand on the new Rob Dougan CD and I find<snip>
>it rather good.
>What does everyone else think, assuming it has been
>heard or purchased??