Domu ‎– Up + Down

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Archive (2) ‎– FILE 002 LP
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2 × Vinyl, 12", Album
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A1 Up And Down 2:29
A2 Gotta Set It
Scratches [Cuts] – Domu
4:07
A3 Sail Away With Me
Featuring – Valerie EtienneKeyboards [Rhodes] – Greg KaighinVocals [Uncredited] – Valerie Etienne
5:11
B1 Cloud City
Bass [Electric], Guitar [Electric] – Mike Waterhouse*
5:49
B2 Mara Jade 6:20
C1 Space Monkeyz 6:01
C2 Repercussions
Featuring – D'VaxWritten-By, Producer – D. Vacchio*
5:44
D1 Wuntoto
Featuring – Ian O'BrienWritten-By, Producer, Keyboards – Ian O'Brien
6:01
D2 Last Time
Featuring – NixProducer – DomuVocals [Uncredited] – NixWritten-By – N. Kramer*
6:35

Credits

  • Keyboards, Programmed ByDomu
  • Other [Design] – LuciaP
  • Written-By, Producer, Arranged ByDominic Stanton

Notes

Published by Dipiù s.r.l.

Archive is a trademark of Dipiù s.r.l.

(c)&(p) 2001 Dipiù s.r.l.

Distributed by Goya Music Ltd.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FILE 002 CD Domu Up + Down(CD, Album) Archive (2) FILE 002 CD Italy 2001 Sell This Version
no code Domu Up + Down(CD, Album, Promo) Archive (2) no code Italy 2001 Sell This Version

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Risingson

Risingson

February 11, 2013
A hint of the little popularity of the broken beat genre is how this album still has no review. Domu here released his first full LP and, to me, his masterpiece, bringing a sound that is uniquely him and no one else. There is some instrumental hip hop with scratches and there is gentle rnb, but the core of "Up + Down" is broken rhythms, really broken, sparsed, and sudden changes of melodies that makes this album closer to free jazz, only cooler. The rhodes piano, 70s fusion tricks and loops that are part samba and part madness makes it win in Afronaught and ZeroDB territories. All the songs in the album are highlights, and I don't know which ones I can pick as favourites. The two-part and free-flow of "Last Time" with the great voice control of Nicola Kramer? Maybe the harsh wonders of strings and congas in "Space Monkeyz"? Or the beautiful sax-driven "Body Electric"? Or the wonderful colaboration with Ian O'Brien in "Wontoto"? I can't say: it's one of my favourite albums and I find it flawless. It's a pity that its distribution was so extremely limited, though.