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info opinion

Various Artists


Kriztal Entertainment

Genres: chillout, lounge, electro

15982 NW 48th Avenue
Miami FL 33014

May 17 - 23 2004

pLUSH is, so far, one of my favourite chillout compilations on the Kriztal record label.  Like its predecessors, it isn't particularly original, though it's surprisingly catchy and listenable.  While there are a few lesser tracks (Alex Cortiz's bland "Fingerprints," Cadien's stale "Bud"), there are also many really solid numbers.

Hattler's "Silent Surveyor (De-Phazz Remix" is one of this disc's gems.  It lays comforting female vocals over a slick electronic background and some nice, melodic chanting.  It's got a nice trip-hop feel that's very pleasant.  S-Tone Inc's infectious "In The Mood For Love" and Minus 8's sprawling "Theia" also impress.  This is a classy lounge electro disc, and should be ranked among many of the better chillout compilations out there.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 13 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2003]