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Warp 10+3 Compilation

4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Oct. 12 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Compilation
  • Label: Matador Records
  • ASIN: B00001SVNJ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #337,969 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Disc: 1
1. Simon From Sydney - LFO/Aphex Twin
2. Hey Hey! Can U Relate? - DJ Mink
3. Kid For Today - Boards Of Canada
4. When Face Was Face - Seefeel
5. Vletrmx - Autechre
6. Untitled - Aphex Twin
7. Nurture - LFO
8. Testone - Sweet Exorcist
9. Sal Batardes - Nightmares On Wax
10. Playtime - Nightmares On Wax
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. An Eagle In Your Mind - Boards Of Canada
2. Wilmot - The Sabrexs Of Paradise
3. Spine Bubbles - Two Lone Swordsmen
4. Polka Trax 3 - Mike Ink
5. Freeze - LFO
6. Big Loada - Squarepusher
7. Booklovers - Broadcast
8. Come To Daddy - Aphex Twin
9. Air Eyes - Seefeel
10. Mad Jack - Sweet Exorcist
See all 13 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Once upon a time, a remix was an attempt by a producer to make a track more danceable--to pump up the bass, drop an infectious tambourine loop over the steady 4/4 rhythm, and add some echo to spark the crowd's buzz. But in the hands of the Intelligent Dance Music crowd--the style, pioneered by Warp Records, of applying dance-floor technologies to armchair music--the remix took on the in-joke mentality of a postmodern literary trickster. Tracks--not songs, tracks (if they started off as songs they inevitably got turned into tracks)--were pulled inside out, pushed through a filter that replaced beauty with noise and wrung it out to dry. The two-CD remix portion of Warp's 10th anniversary series takes this aesthetic as far as it can possibly go. This is contrariness squared. Oval applies his patented skipping-and-stripping CD methodology to Squarepusher's jittery drill and bass. Four Tet splices his disembodied reconstruction of a jazz rhythm section onto one of Aphex Twin's oddly effectless ambient works. Jim O'Rourke subjects one of Autechre's stop-start sonic mazes to his obsessively detail-oriented studio savvy. The result certainly has a hothouse quality to it, but hey, when you're not out on the dance floor, you've gotta work up a sweat somehow. --Jeff Salamon

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Format: Audio CD
To Celebrate Warp Records 10 year anniversary, they issued 3 double disc albums, detailing they're discography through the 10 years of the label ("Classics", "Remixes, "Influences"). This issue (Remixes) takes existing Warp classics, and lets loose some Warp & other artists to rebuild the tracks. With the exception of a couple of tracks, virtually all the remixed tracks here are surprisingly downbeat, and wonderfully brilliant for it. "Plaid's" remix of "Autechre's - Vletrmx" is given the usual sparkling electronic melodic's we come to expect from Plaid. "Four Tet" smooth the edges off "Aphex Twin's - Untitled" track, turning it into sprawling instrumental greatness. "Stereolab's" reimaging "Boards of Canada's - Kid for today", with equally pleasing results. The only criticism that could be levelled at this release is that it's geared to Warp enthusiasts and requires extensive knowledge of the labels to get the best out of it. But as a definitive collection of remix work, this'll take some beating.
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This album is a wild ride, and I love every minute of it. First off lets start with the cover design. This is something I see as very crucial to a good and complete album. A good cover should in a sence bring a visual representation to what the music sounds like. In this case it does so to a T. This sounds like the cover. Hard high tech with manipulation, which makes the fammilar, alien. This is a collection of some of the Warp lebels greatest remixes. The music selection is great. It ranges from hardcore IDM, to flat out experimental, to funk..... Well anyway eclectic is cool and what Warp is all about. I reccomend this to anyone into the Warp label (which is obvious) But I also reccomend this to people that really enjoy experimental music and IDM becuase what you getting here are some heavly modulated and reconstucted songs and all are of the highest quality. The songs range from having a very mechanical sound to a very environemental texture and even having a sweet and almost innocent flavour! Despite the wild array of styles they all seem to sound like the cover looks which in my opinion is a true sign of a good album or collection.
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Out of the 3 box sets warp released, this is by far the one worth buying. Classics and Influences unfortunately showcased warp BEFORE they signed their good artists. But warp 10+3 doesn't dissapoint. Great remixes of great songs. Aphex, Autechre, Squarepusher, LFO, Plaid, Bogdan all remixing each others stuff. I especially like the remixes of aphex twin's and autechre's stuff, while the oval squarepusher mix fell way short. Yes the album may have some slumps, but it showcases the whole WARP crew in their full, and shows not only their capability to make the best music in the world, but the ability to adapt to others styles and make great mixes in the warp TRADITION. Favs are remix of SAWII #1, Plaid Veltmx, Bogdan mixing Autechre, among TONS of others. This isn't the best album ever, but it sure is a good buy for a two disc set. And bad vibes go out to one of the other reviewers who said warp is at its all time low. If you ask me, they are conforming perfectly with the times. The future holds some great releases.
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I must say that I worry about the Warp label. They haven't brought out a great album since Boards Of Canada's debut two years ago, and some of their best releases like Autechre's "Tri repetae" or Aphew Twin's "I care.." are almost half a decade old now. The release of these three "10 + x" box sets occurs in the middle of this label's career low, and for an old fan like me it's a bit of a sellout. This album is truly not a necessity for anybody who already owns the original versions, which are far superior to these sometimes uninspired remixes. Just listen to Spiritualized's mix of LFO's "Advance": They take away the killer rhythm and leave this track with bare bones. On the other hand, there's certainly a lot of great music here and it's really worth being discovered by new fans. But this album doesn't make the case for Warp's music as a body of work. Unlike the "Artificial Intelligence" samplers, it's just a loose collection of tracks like thousands of other compilations. Warp artists always were album-oriented and had a very wide musical horizon which can't be reduced to one or two tracks. Despite these shortcomings, this release offers evidence that Warp was one of the most experimental and important labels in the history of electronic music.
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