Desert Dwellers – Nomadic Ecstatic: The Wandering Remixes vol 1

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Desert Dwellers - Nomadic Ecstatic: The Wandering Remixes vol 1
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    Desert Dwellers
    Nomadic Ecstatic: The Wandering Remixes vol 1
    2014

      1. Wandering Sadhu
      (Drumspyder Remix)
      2. Saraswati Mata
      (Kaleidoscope Jukebox Remix)
      3. Shiva Nataraj
      (Banco De Gaia Remix)
      4. Wandering Sadhu
      (Jef Stott Remix)
      5. Mysterious Presence
      (Chaos Control Remix)

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I don’t think it makes any sense to write about the project Desert Dwellers itself, because everyone who has found this site, and everyone who knows the psychedelic chillout, downtempo, etc. even just a little, should already be familiar with the duo from the United States, ie Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe, who probably feel like at home while being on the scene. So I will not talk over the artistic achievements of the aforementioned gentlemen, because I would have to devote a separate plot, and there is no point of it here.

Quite recently Amani has sent me a new production of Desert Dwellers, entitled: NOMADIC ECSTATIC: THE WANDERING REMIXES VOL. 1. It is quite a unique album, which includes new versions of some tracks, for which responsible are the top projects from the global underground scene of downtempo/psychill such as: Banco De Gaia, Kaleidoscope Jukebox or Drumspyder. The original tracks, that form the basis of these remixes, are composed by Amani Friend from Desert Dwellers for a Yoga DVD series, which was released together with Rara Avis from Yogi Tunes and Craig Kohland from Shaman ’s Dream. The album contains only five tracks, which, as usual in the case of this project leaves us a considerable insufficiency, because while listening to these sounds, you definitely want more of it. A virtuosic way of combining the exquisite electronics, the powerful, deep bass with some soothing and hypnotic sounds perfect for meditation and yoga, makes that it is really great listening to it. Everything is composed in the new, hitherto completely unknown to me arrangements that could perfectly work for the chillout scenes during some summer festivals. The oriental-sounding vocals, the original fonia cause that I will not be bored quickly with this album. Once again, we receive a portion of the phenomenal music of Desert Dwellers. However the album can be recommendable not only to the seasoned connoisseurs of downtempo sounds, but also to those who want to find something new and enrich a bit their current musical taste, and perhaps it will be an effective incentive to reach and listen to their previous productions.

A lot can be written, but some certain facts can not be denied: Desert Dwellers do not settle on their laurels and during the times, when we have more types of music than once were the artists, they are still able to surprise and serve something that makes my heart beat faster. To sum up, once again in our hands falls the phenomenal album, which is robust and polished to the last sound and it just works perfectly.
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8 / 10
Marion