Isolée ‎– Well Spent Youth

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Tracklist

Paloma Triste
Taktell
Journey's End
Thirteen Times An Hour
Celeste
Trop Près De Toi (97' Interlude)
One Box
Hold On
Going Nowhere
Transmission
In Our Country

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PAMPALP001 Isolée Well Spent Youth(2xLP, Album) Pampa Records PAMPALP001 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
PAMPACD001 Isolée Well Spent Youth(CD, Album) Pampa Records PAMPACD001 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
PAMPACD001-P Isolée Well Spent Youth(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Pampa Records PAMPACD001-P Germany 2011 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

May 16, 2012
referencing Well Spent Youth, CD, Album, PAMPACD001

Isolée has always trod his own path, and WELL SPENT YOUTH only continues that unique wandering. With the off-kilter funk of "Paloma Triste," you might wonder: where's the minimalism from his other albums. Fear not. "Thirteen Times An Hour" has that well in-hand. The tones here are warmer than his earlier works, even in the more abstract "Taktell." But he keeps things slightly off-balance too, like with the occasional bits of discord in "Journey's End" or the odd, floppy groove of "Going Nowhere." But it's with his house tracks that Isolée shines the most, whether the icy "One Box" or the subdued "Hold On" or the inclusion of vocals on "Transmission." (To my ears, though, the smooth and string-laden "Celeste" stands out as the strongest track.) And, true to form, "In Our Country" takes the album out on a mellow, though solid, note.
ackneyladd

ackneyladd

July 26, 2011
referencing Well Spent Youth, 2xLP, Album, PAMPALP001
Wonderful release for me the best LP of the year so far, there's no filler at all highlights are Hold On, In Our Country, Paloma Triste. It's very deep and just gets better with every listen.
dexterfeng

dexterfeng

February 14, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Well Spent Youth, 2xLP, Album, PAMPALP001
Pretty heavy duty early night and after-hours material. Isolee winks at the dancefloor with Well Spent Youth and the times were of creating spaces out of nowhere; and the music contained and used inside it is almost incidental and secondary to the experience of discovering eddies and currents which inhabit the flow of each groove. Heady stuff for those inclined and nicely sideways slanted house, and crafty abnormal techno. There's definitely a fine line with Well Spent Youth where a dj can make this material sing for a dancefloor, or just as easily turn it over into a more listening and social music.