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Various Artists / Beach: St. Tropez, The
Album:Beach: St. Tropez, The Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Oct 2005
Label:Petrol Records International 

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Add Date:2005-11-13 Pull Date:2006-01-15 Charts:RPM/Electronica, Reggae/World
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Album Review
Reviewed 2005-11-06 
Petrol France, 2005

Mostly appealing mix of sexy European jazz-pop, downtempo electronica, and other sounds, loosely themed around a visit to the famous French beach-resort town of St. Tropez. A few tracks (4,7) are already in the library, but most are new to us. Cool stuff.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 4, 5, 8, 12

1. 1:18 – funky soul-jazz quartet from a 1972 film, with vibraphone.
2. 5:04 – spooky accordion, upbeat Riviera riffs, filtered spoken vox, some fuzz guitar
3. 4:53 – relaxed acid jazz/bossa-dub groove with trombone + orchestra samples
4. 3:25 – perky spy-guitar riffs, cute French male vox, plus some raucous folk backing
5. 3:49 – smooth but tweaked-out bossa nova groove with sax, wave sounds, etc.
6. 1:54 – relaxed vibe, acoustic guitars, handclaps, filtered off-key vox, speeds up
7. 4:18 – spacey pop: male/fem duo vox, catchy guitar & bass, echo-swirl background
8. 4:25 – very nice! looped bongos & guitars, whistling, harmonica, vox, a few beeps
9. 3:54 – bird calls, then fast drum machine, looped kid vox, guitar twangs & clarinet
10. 3:50 – snappy synth-pop, woman saying “that is very very bad,” some horn stings
11. 4:01 – uptempo, snappy electro beat, deadpan English male vox, very odd
12. 4:48 – cool percussion/horn samples, built around strange fem spoken bits
13. 3:41 – midtempo groove with cinematic samples woven through, some bleepy bits
14. 3:10 – breathy Beaudelaire poem reading and spacey guitar/synth jam. Overdone.

[Fo] – 11/6/05

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Schafer, Kark HeinzKidnapping
3.Monsieur BlumembergSeherezade Mon Amour
4.Sportes, BenjaminKiss Moi
5.Julienne, KlementJacque
6.I N FusedCountryside (Rubin Steiner Remix)
7.Burgalat, BertrandOK Skorpios
8.Cubismo GraficoRosemarie Trockel
9.Le Professeur Inlassable3,4,5,6,7...
10.Ye-YeBachelor Party
11.VegomaticFrench Up Song
12.Her Majesty's SoundI Am (A Lady)
13.LinkyCe Matin La
14.A.S. DragonUn Hemisphere Dans Une Chevelure