Banco De Gaia ‎– Maya

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BARKCD003 Banco De Gaia Maya(CD, Album, PMD) Planet Dog BARKCD003 UK 1994 Sell This Version
BARKLP003 Banco De Gaia Maya(2xLP, Album) Planet Dog BARKLP003 UK 1994 Sell This Version
bark lp003s, BARKLP003 Banco De Gaia Maya(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Num) Planet Dog, Planet Dog bark lp003s, BARKLP003 UK 1994 Sell This Version
POCM-1081 Banco De Gaia Maya(CD, Album) Planet Dog POCM-1081 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
MR 111-2 Banco De Gaia Maya(CD, Album) Attic Records Limited MR 111-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
540 261-2 Banco De Gaia Maya(CD, Album) Ultimate, Polydor 540 261-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
MR0111-2 Banco De Gaia Maya(CD, Album) Planet Dog Records, Mammoth Records MR0111-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
BARKCD003 Banco De Gaia Maya(CD, Album, P/Mixed, PDO) Planet Dog BARKCD003 UK 1994 Sell This Version
POCM-1081 Banco De Gaia Maya(CD, Album, Promo) Planet Dog POCM-1081 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
BARKMC003 Banco De Gaia Maya(Cass, Album) Planet Dog BARKMC003 UK 1994 Sell This Version
GKOCD002 Banco De Gaia Maya(CD, Album) Disco Gecko GKOCD002 UK 2002 Sell This Version
657036 1070-2 Banco De Gaia Maya(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Six Degrees Records 657036 1070-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
GKOCD002 Banco De Gaia Maya(CDr, Album, Promo) Disco Gecko GKOCD002 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DSCGCKDIG002 Banco De Gaia Maya(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Disco Gecko DSCGCKDIG002 US 2011
GKOCD014 Banco De Gaia Maya (20th Anniversary Edition)(3xCD, Album, Ltd, Num) Disco Gecko GKOCD014 UK 2014 Sell This Version
540 261-2 Banco De Gaia Maya(CD, Album, Unofficial) Ultimate (8), Polydor (2) 540 261-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
159-DG159 A159, 540 261-2 Banco De Gaia Maya(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label, Polydor (2) 159-DG159 A159, 540 261-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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doctorg

doctorg

November 14, 2018
referencing Maya, 2xLP, Album, BARKLP003

A favourite. Great album here from Banco de Gaia, aka Toby Marks, who went on to do plenty of other interesting work. For me, this attempt to mix East and West speaks of a charming idealism in the nineties and noughties that, for all that it could verge on naivety, exposes the nationalism and cynicism of our current era. I have no doubt that in time we will come to appreciate that this, along with other great work from Shpongle, The Infinity Project, Goa trance, ethno techno and so on, was the second major flowering of psychedelia after the 1960s/early 70s. If I may indulge in my own idealism for a moment, I'd even say that the global and ecological consciousness in this music was prophetic of exactly what we need if we want to not turn our planet into a dustbin. And I think it is quite far from the anodyne cocktail served up by Cafe del Mar and Buddha Bar. ~*~
mopem

mopem

May 25, 2018
referencing Maya (20th Anniversary Edition), 3xCD, Album, Ltd, Num, GKOCD014
A version for "Maya" maniacs. I discovered this record again and again, and I'm happy with this great long version :-). I would recommend!
mopem

mopem

May 16, 2018
referencing Maya, CD, Album, PMD, BARKCD003
Classic album! I think it,s a "must have" for new beats travellers...
chrisquish

chrisquish

January 2, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Maya, CD, Album, PMD, BARKCD003
A total classic album from the time when technological limitations meant expanded creativity.
vinylparadise

vinylparadise

April 16, 2009
referencing Maya, CD, Album, PMD, BARKCD003

Got to disagree slightly with the previous reviwer here.

I only discovered this album recently and yes it does sound very 90's... But whats wrong with that? This album has got much more of a real organic deep vibe than alot of the over processed crap thats churned out today.

A great album for chilling to or as background music.

Takes you on a nice mystic journey.

The second track (Mafich Arabi)always get me going and hooks me up to enjoy the rest of the album, A fun Tribal chant with a funky beat.

If you are partial to a bit of ambient, world music, dub or just oldskool then make sure you check this one out.

Am tempted to track down some of their other stuff for a listen and might have to get this on vinyl too.
scoundrel

scoundrel

September 12, 2008
referencing Maya, CD, Album, PMD, BARKCD003

_Maya_, Toby Marks' first full-length offering as Banco de Gaia, bears all the unfortunate hallmarks of mid-90s techno, back when ambient dub roamed the earth. Marks added his voice to the renaissance of ethnic-sample techno with "Heliopolis," which uses the same Dead Can Dance riff as the Future Sound of London's classic "Papua New Guinea," but the overall effort seems dated. On _Maya_, Marks focuses primarily on the Middle East (despite the South American title), and while there's nothing here that calls for jihad, neither are any of the tracks particularly inspiring. Indeed, "Mafich Arabi" suffers from a slight case of cheesiness, a symptom that reappears in the electric guitar and dull samples of the title track. If anything, this album is more of a chill-out test run, a first try that would only lead to better things.
simonamery

simonamery

October 31, 2007
referencing Maya, CD, Album, PMD, BARKCD003

Take no notice of the reviewer from november 2004 and and take it from me that if you like shpongle or orbital or any instrumental music with a bit of life in it as well as some substance then this is the stuff for you. I bought it back in 1994 and still listen to it now and constantly see tracks from it on compilation cd's. I also like a lot of plaid autechre black dog and boards of canada and this album is right up there with those on my playlists.
kompressorkanonen

kompressorkanonen

November 7, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Maya, CD, Album, PMD, BARKCD003
I was never a fan of Banco de Gaia. While Toby Marks might very well have been one of the first producers to make electronic music with a "world music" angle, most of his releases are underwhelming and bland, and the whole "ethno-techno" scene suceeded only in showing that artists like Loop Guru were worryingly close to the insipid chart fodder of Enigma and Deep Forest. "Maya" is ten years old now and sounds like it (i.e. more 90's than Mike Flowers Pops, re-runs of Seinfeld and "Generation X" articles in newspapers put together), and tracks that could have been quite good (like "Qurna") are ruined by Marks' penchant for flat/unprocessed synth sounds and dull, pedestrian beat programming. This genre isn't a bad idea per se (if you want something better than this, try Makyo or Toirés), so it's a bit of a shame that it was absorbed by the repulsive world of Buddha Bar-type compilations, coffee shops, clueless crusties and divorced housewives looking for something "exotic". But unfortunately, that's where the majority of "Maya" belongs.