Chilling Matenda ‎– Mediteran

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Global Phonehead ‎– GPCD 001
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Tracklist

1 Good Old Sun 7:07
2 No Comprendo 7:36
3 Wonderful Life 7:22
4 It's A Long Time Ago 6:46
5 Mediteran 7:41
6 Arpeggio Grazioso 8:13
7 Lucky Smile 6:05
8 Adio Raj 7:42
9 Flashback 8:11
10 Need You 5:55

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Mastered @ Hi-hat Studios. Malmoe, Sweden.
Graphics @ Spiral Trax.

(P) & (C) Global Phonehead 2005

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  • Barcode (Text): 7 320470 055595
  • Rights Society: NCB

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PKS

PKS

December 19, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Denis Matenda is a Swedish guy who has released two progressive trance albums, on Spiral Trax in 2001 (Energy Loader) and Flow in 2004 (Tunnel Vision). Last year he also produced an ambient/chill out album (Chilling Matenda), which he released as the first release on the respected German chill out label Chillcode Records. He got very good feedback on the album, and now he is out with his second chill out album. This time he goes under the Chilling Matenda name, instead of only Matenda. It is released as the first album on his own label called Global Phonehead Records.

This time he is influenced a little bit by Ballearic vibes, which you also see on the album title... Allready in the first track you get som ballearic vibes. Floating sounds and relaxed down tempo beats, with some ballearic guitar sounds in between. Something for a café on Ibiza maybe? Track 2 gives us a very loungy vibe. Relaxed, down tempo lounge music. Easy listening for your summer chill. Quite easy digestible melodies etc., but should fit perfect on a tired day in the sun. Track 3 goes a little bit more uptempo. A quite stumping beat, that you can either dance to or relax to. A bit housy vibe too, with some piano etc. Track 4 goes slower and more relaxing again, still with down tempo beats. Quite atmospheric, floating track, but not among my favourites on this album. Track 5 has the album title. Totally relaxing summer vibe with down tempo beats from beginning to end. Maybe more suited for an Ibiza café than the psychedelic crowd... But as he writes, this sure has some Mediterranean influences...

Track 6 is my favourite track on this album. It continues some kind of Ibiza style, but I really like the melody in this one. I get a totally relaxed summer feeling of this track. Perfect for chilling out in the sun. Track 7 continues the same down tempo style. Here in a bit more floating way. Again I get a little bit feeling of some cheesy Ibiza vibes here. I really don’t like the melody in this one. Track 8 gets better and more deep. Pretty nice melody, and a totally floating relaxed vibe. Track 9 goes even more chilled, with slow beats and a totally floating soundpicture all the way through. Again a bit easy digestible melody. The last track on this album is another very loungy track. Not very deep, but still relaxing music that could fit in a café etc.

Personally, I enjoyed his first chill out album more than this. But, as the title tells us, this has a very Ballearic sound that should fit perfect on Ibiza etc. so that’s probably why this is a little bit more easy digestible. With other words, not the typical psychill album you might expect. I also miss some more variation here. But, I’m sure I will enjoy some of these tracks in the sun this summer.
Le_Lotus_Bleu

Le_Lotus_Bleu

May 30, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

Mediteran from Denis Matenda ?

In summertime, it’s end of afternoon, the beach, the sea, the sun and you. The sun isn’t burning anymore, his beams are just tickling your body. Little by little the beach results deserted and the sand is now lukewarm while the sea withdraws.
You, lying down the sand, face up to the sky and eyes closed whereas the sweet wind caresses your face, are listening to the soundtrack of your inner mental trip…

That’s it