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Calm / Free-Soil Sounds for Moonage
Album:Free-Soil Sounds for Moonage Collection:General
Artist:Calm Added:12/2004
Label:Music for Dreams 

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Add Date:2005-01-16 Pull Date:2005-03-20 Charts:RPM/Electronica
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Album Review
Captain Dee
Reviewed 2005-01-18 
More delectable, classy chill-out from European label Music For Dreams. Calm has been around for a while, so it's great to see this compilation.

Calm – as the name suggests – is known for sun-drenched world-y grooves (lots of Brazil influences). Imagine the sound of a jazzy downtempo electronica group like Skalpel or dZihan & Kamien, but chilled out for a sublime, tropical beach setting a la Café Del Mar. Recommended for fans of world music, downtempo, tropical grooves, and chill-out.

Track 4 has been a personal favorite of mine for years now – gorgeous!
Also Recommended: 2, 3, 7, 10

- Captain Dee, 12-2004


1. Exotic chant riffs, jazzy downtempo drums, layers of ambience. (8:57)
*2. Lush comforting synths, strumming guitar, Brazilian-ish shaker beat, meandering piano, deep bass, and background vocals. Picture a slow, carefree day on the beach. (5:54)
**3. Dancey! Elaborate acoustic rhythms, humming, and ambient piano give way to segments of spicy Latin groove full of handclaps and catchy guitar. Hot. (6:27)
***4. A chill-out classic and long-time personal favorite. The title ("Running On Sand") is so perfect. Lovely synth ambience, quiet vocal chants, drums, insanely beautiful chime melody, joyful guitar strums. Wonderful trip-hop beat kicks in midway. (8:54)
5. Dramatic piano, later joined by acoustic bass, sax, and strong drum beat. Loud bird samples at the end. (12:03)
6. Seductive. Rolling drums, jazzy piano, "oohs," flute and acoustic bass. (7:34)
*7. Shakers everywhere, floating keyboard, tropical ambience. "Sitting on the Beach" indeed. This was on the Samba Sunset comp recently on A-File. (5:07)
*8. Chilled-out spacey tribal funk. Slow methodical pace. (6:50)
9. Female vocal cooing over tight uptempo, jazzy groove. (7:06)
**10. Thick beautiful layers of ambience, deep relaxing bass, drums, and infectious tabla/sitar(?) playing. The title "White Breath" sums it up well. I keep thinking of a futuristic beach vacation on another planet. Gorgeous! (8:31)

Track Listing
1.Long Way, Long Time 6.Noon at the Moon
2.Journey to the Sahdow of the 7.Sitting on the Beach
3.Donde Sal El Sol 8.Midnight Sun
4.Running on the Sand 9.Dubbing for the Nature #2
5.Light Years (Live) 10.White Breath