Azure Taint ‎– Funky Elements

Elektrolux ‎– e1010110cd
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1 Glasrauch 5:04
2 Schattenspiele 5:02
3 Dampfmaschine 4:48
4 Sehnsucht 6:29
5 Purple Road 4:46
6 Spaceschool 5:55
7 Sugar Rush 3:01
8 Boogielotion Pt. I 3:24
9 Boogielotion Pt. II 5:28
10 Stainless Steel
Guitar [Live] – Jason Richards
11 Go Back 5:41
12 Funky Elements 3:43
13 See The Sky 5:28
14 Free Of Illness 5:07
15 Grand Canyon
Guitar [Live] – Jason Richards

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℗+© 2000 Elektrolux
Made in the E.E.C.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 07297 00282 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 807297002829
  • Matrix / Runout: E 1010110 P+O-50572-A2 11-00
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L962
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 01175

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
e1010110 Azure Taint Funky Elements(2x12", Album) Elektrolux e1010110 Germany 2000 Sell This Version


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September 11, 2014

it not easy to descibe this great album from kai randy michael aka azure taint.
the sounds like a mixture of downtempo and solid technotracks made in the early nineties.
some of the tracks contains also samples from oldschool-hip hop.


August 3, 2003

<B>Funky Elements</B> from <B>Azure Taint</B> is one of those precious ones on Elektrolux that completely blew my fuses. <BR>
Notice it has <u>nothing funky at all</u> about it (OK, maybe the last tracks – but with names like &quot;Boogielotion&quot; it’s hard to stay unfunky all the way), but is mostly about this gloomy steady going ambient trance, much alike Beltram’s Aonax, or Source Experience in general if that helps. Dark oil on stormy waves filmed in slow motion helps too.<BR>


June 25, 2003
Overall this german downtempo IDM is characterized by solid workmanship. I was immediately put-off, however by the clicheed soundtrack-style panned 'native drums'. Maybe they're evocative and mysterious if you're not sick of them. Funky elements hits its' stride with "Dampfmaschine" - a driving teutonic take on 'welcome to the machine' - but from the machine's perspective. "Sehnsucht", meaning longing, treats us to wistful, happysad detroit comprised of 808 rhythms plus sentimental jupiter washes - Easily my favorite on the cd. The rest seems like a failed attempt at fusing disparate elements of big-beat, IDM, house and downtempo into something new and worthwhile. Funky Elements feels aptly named; like an omlette of tossed-in leftovers that have seen fresher days, edible but not something you'd want to serve-up for guests.