Gui Boratto ‎– III

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Kompakt ‎– KOMPAKT CD90, Kompakt ‎– KOMPAKT CD 90
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1 Galuchat 6:52
2 Stems From Hell 8:11
3 Striker
Guitar, Vocals – Gui Boratto
6:20
4 The Drill 5:08
5 Flying Practice 4:44
6 Trap
Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Guitar – Gui Boratto
3:44
7 Soledad
Piano – Gui Boratto
5:05
8 Destination: Education
Vocals – Luciana Villanova
4:37
9 Talking Truss
Vocals – Gui Boratto, Luciana Villanova
8:02
10 The Third
Vocals – Luciana Villanova
5:02
11 This Is Not The End
Vocals – Luciana Villanova
5:37

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Released in 4-panel digifile.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 80319 05852 3
  • Matrix / Runout: CA KOMCD90 @@
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV88
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1283
  • Label Code: LC 12012
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KOMPAKT CD 90, ALG073 Gui Boratto III(CD, Album) Kompakt, Algorythmik Records KOMPAKT CD 90, ALG073 Russia 2011 Sell This Version
OTLCD1620 Gui Boratto III(CD, Album) Octave Lab OTLCD1620 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
KOMPAKT 242, KOMPAKT CD 90 Gui Boratto III(2x12", Album + CD, Album) Kompakt, Kompakt KOMPAKT 242, KOMPAKT CD 90 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
KOMPAKT CD 90 Gui Boratto III(CD, Album, Promo) Kompakt KOMPAKT CD 90 Germany 2011 Sell This Version

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jiggawhat

jiggawhat

July 17, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

As a large label, Kompakt releases quite a few artist albums, and only a select few separate themselves from the pack. "III" is not one of them. Gui Boratto shows a lack of ambition and audacity by going for the standard Kompakt approach of melodic tech house. There is no unique flavor or innovation to be found on this one. While nothing is egregiously amiss about "III", formulaic music is only so tolerable. Be prepared to endure an hour of repetitive sounds, basslines, and muffled melodies that ultimately amount to little.
scoundrel

scoundrel

October 18, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

Gui Boratto returns for his third album, appropriately entitled III. And right off the bat, the filtered kick drum and slightly atonal melody of "Galuchat" lets you know that Boratto's back in form. But if you're craving a solid beat, "Stems from Hell" and "The Drill" deliver the goods, and if you want some rock strut, "Striker" takes that attitude to interesting places -- it almost sounds like early Cure. But, for me, the album doesn't really get going until "Flying Practice," which is the combination of beauty and groove that built up Boratto's name in the first place. There's a hint of melancholy, and as the track builds, it adds an echo of feedback to keep things from getting too pretty-pretty. "Soledad," too, has a sad piano line that drifts upon the rhythm and that eventually submerges and reappears amongst the electronics. Boratto's wife, Luciana Villanova, provides vocals for the last four tracks, and if you're waiting for a huge electro-pop hit like "Beautiful Life" or "No Turning Back," you might have to adjust your expectations a bit. "Destination: Education" is deep and slightly dark, and "Talking Truss" continues the vein. "The Third" starts to get more poppy, with some clarion tones to offset the disembodied vocal sounds, but the New Order-like guitars finally return on "This is Not the End." And while it may not be the same monster hit, its more subdued beauty can stand along those other tracks as definite crowd-pleasers.