Label: Visions Inc - VISIONCD 001 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Europe • Genre: Electronic • Style: Broken Beat, Future Jazz, Downtempo
Visions Inc. One of the primary reasons why several producers within this now-global community disdain the term is because it poorly describes much of what they're releasing. It would be understandable if Attias were among the disdainful, because only a percentage of the releases on his label through -- most of which are collected here -- feature beats that are truncated, splintered, fractured, or dislocated.
The term Waenda - Alex Attias - Alex Attias Presents The Chromatic Universe emphasizes the fact that the beat is just as key as it is in hip-hop, a field where many of these producers gain plenty of inspiration. Throughout its first three years, Visions Inc. Attias is directly responsible for this range; nine of The Chromatic Universe's 12 tracks feature his involvement, whether it's through mixing or production.
Xela Saitta's "Daylight," featuring twisting, feather-light vocals from Vanessa Freeman, has all the mid-morning float and glow of Ramp's song of the same name Freeman also contributes the relatively somber but gorgeously expansive and epic "Sunrays". Other tracks from Plutonia, Emelda, Pavel Kostiuk, and Stephane Attias round out the disc, and most of them are tantalizing hybrids of drum'n'bass, hip-hop, and jazz-funk. Alex Attias. Waltz for Little Eva. Daylight - Saitta, Xela.
Transitions - Mustang. Sarasowju The Harder They Come - Various - Reggae Night Mix Plutonia. Waenda - Emelda. Willo the Wisp - Kostiuk, Pavel. Sunrays - Freeman, Vanessa.
Liquid Pleasure - Attias, Stephane. Vinyl Desert - Son of Scientist. Forever - Plutonia. Unique - Domu.
Im A Mover - Free - Chronicles, On Docetic Mountain - Current 93 - Aleph At Hallucinatory Mountain, Oh Yeah! - Housse De Racket - Advanced Album Sampler, Piligrin Snin Vèn Da Ruma - Le Groupe Almanacco Popolare* - Chants Populaires Italiens, ニュートラル - Paradise Lost - Paradise Lost