"Surprise, adventure, entertainment and education: Four key words often used for describing Dutch DJ Marcelle/Another Nice Mess who releases her third double vinyl album since 2008 on the German Klangbad label. Using live (and in the studio) three turntables, on this new album Marcelle takes her mix talents to higher heights. She is as much, or even more of, a musician as she is a dj. By putting different styles of music in a different context, she changes the way we experience those individual styles. She fuses musical styles like no other, making it seem like they always belonged together and making the audience believe they are listening to one track instead of three played simultaneously! She plays with expectations and roles: on this album whales become singers, a thunderstorm is the bass and some fanatically religious shouting gives a dubby beat that extra twist. Melancholic guitar sounds from the western Sahel are combined with avant garde noises from Dutch painter, sculptor and poet Karel Appel. Frogs, monkeys, dolphins, a yoga teacher, a crying baby and even the worst opera singer in the world turn up on the record, mixed with left field techno, free jazz, weird hip hop, cutting edge electronica, new African dance music, dubstep, dancehall and lots of less classifiable records. The album is divided into four mixes, each one having it's own mood and story: the 'Entertaining Mix' (with a surprising finish courtesy of Marcelle's pet hamster Cérile, impersonating the sounds of a chicken, a goose and other birds), The Contemplative Mix, The Optimistic Mix and The Refreshing Mix." (label info)
in stock | DE| 2012| m/vg+| KLANGBAD | 16.90

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