"Vintage Chill: Volume 2. Summer" CD
Genres: chill-out, electronica, lounge
15982 NW 48th Avenue
Miami FL 33014
June 21 - 27 2004
What a fitting day to review a summer collection.
Summer is the second installment in Kriztal's seasonal Vintage
Chill series, and it's yet another fine selection of relaxing
electronic chill-out music. A bright, jazzy feel is added to
layers of melodic synths and pulsing rhythms to create an effect not
unlike a sunny summer day at the beach.
Stylistically, this disc is fairly homogeneous - contributions by Minus
8, Physics, and Koop all sound quite similar, only
varying in certain aspects (the Koop track, for instance,
includes some majestic vocals courtesy of Yukimi Nagano.) Other
highlights include Charles Afton's low-riding
"Roadster" and Willie Bobo's smooth and catchy
As far as chill-out music goes, this - like many Kriztal releases -
is one of the better compilations out there. Its wine-themed design is
crisply executed, and the music
should please just about any lounge addict.
[Vitals: 14 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]