Banco De Gaia ‎– Kincajou

Planet Dog ‎– BARK017CDS
CD, Single



The kinkajou is an arboreal mammal native to South America - a stylised version is pictured on the inlay.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5018791600533
  • Barcode (Text): 5 018791 600533

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BARK 017T Banco De Gaia Kincajou(12", Single) Planet Dog BARK 017T UK 1996 Sell This Version
MR0140-0 Banco De Gaia Kincajou(12") Mammoth Records MR0140-0 US 1996 Sell This Version
BARK017T Banco De Gaia Kincajou(12") Planet Dog BARK017T UK 1995 Sell This Version
IMP 530 Banco De Gaia Kincajou(12") Impulse IMP 530 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
581327-2, 581 327-2 Banco De Gaia Kincajou(CD, Maxi) Planet Dog, Planet Dog 581327-2, 581 327-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version



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October 8, 2007
For the remixes of Banco De Gaia's fabulous tune Kincajou,Toby Marks and Planet Dog,strangely in my opininon,opt for an industrial techno/trance theme which really doesn't do the piece that much justice.
Oliver Leib may be a top D.J/producer but his style doesn't really suit this tune-track one of the four track maxi single.The main voice sample is slowed down early on,almost in a mockery of the original,then later similarly speeded up.Although moody in a factory thump kind of way,this remix doesn't really offer anything particularly awe-inspiring and is fairly detached from the original.There's probably something their for Leib fans but not for those of Banco.If not for the aforementioned adjusted voice sample,we'd be hard-pushed to recognise the original piece-tenuous to say the least.
Track two-here come the norse gods-is a reworking my Toby himself and kicks along at a decent pace with it's crescendo drumbeat hinting at trance and spacey background atmospherics.Better use is made of the voice sample this time-it fits in nicely with the track's other components although it feels a little inbalanced due to the subtle nature of the vocal not really being enhanced by the tough,in-your-face drumbeat.
Ultimately the tune fails to deliver a knockout punch.
Speedy J takes the controls for track three.It's a solid techno remix with plenty of sound effects to keep the listener interested.As a remix it disappoints but holds it's own as an independent tune seeing as,again,we don't hear much of the original save the reworked voice sample which (again)seems out of place here.To me it's a piece that conjures up images of giant,cold storage warehouses-vast and frozen.This directly opposes the warmth of the original.
The original album mix reminds us what Banco is all about:masterful sampling,with layers of subtle sounds,melodies and drumbeats combined to create a blissed-out,sun-kissed ambient techno experience.
Reworkings more in the vein of Heliopolis(City of the Sun Remixes) would have been more appropriate I feel.