Joris Voorn ‎– Balance 014

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EQ Recordings ‎– EQGCD024
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Balance Series – 014
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2 × CD, Mixed
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Mizuiro Mix
1-01.1 Tadeo Circunbalation I (Alex Under View)
Remix – Alex UnderWritten-By, Producer – Alex Under, Miguel Star*
1-01.2 Mikael Stavöstrand Stol
Written-By, Producer – Mikael Stavöstrand
1-01.3 Minilogue In A Distance
Written-By, Producer, Composed By – Marcus Henriksson, Sebastian Mullaert
1-01.4 Minilogue Loud
Written-By, Producer, Composed By – Marcus Henriksson, Sebastian Mullaert
1-01.5 Minilogue We All
Written-By, Producer, Composed By – Marcus Henriksson, Sebastian Mullaert
1-01.6 Forss Journeyman (Tricksi Remix)
Artwork By – Goldener WestenMastered By – Bo KondrenMixed By – Eric Wahlforss, Mark BihlerRemix – Tricksi*Remix, Producer [Additional] – Daniel 'Störte' Becker*, Yannick Labbé*Written-By [Vocals], Recorded By [Vocals] – Rich MedinaWritten-By, Producer – Eric Wahlforss
8:08
1-02.1 Yagya Snowflake 2
Written-By, Producer – Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson
1-02.2 Paperclip People Remake (Basic Reshape)
Remix – Basic Channel
1-02.3 Basic Channel Q 1.2
Producer – Mark Ernestus, Moritz von Oswald
1-02.4 Gel Abril Your Face Is A Mess (Itamar Sagi Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Itamar SagiWritten-By, Producer – Gel Abril, Shlomi Aber
1-02.5 Ici.eme Gran-Dii-Ree
Written-By, Producer – Maxime Tanguay
1-02.6 Matthias Tanzmann Rugby
Written-By, Producer – Matthias Tanzmann
1-02.7 Minilogue Ghost (Dub)
Written-By, Producer – Marcus Henriksson, Sebastian Mullaert
1-02.8 Heiko Laux Waves Ahead
Written-By, Producer – Heiko Laux
8:21
1-03.1 Robert Babicz Enjoy
Written-By, Producer – Robert Babicz
1-03.2 Prompt Ambee
Written-By, Producer – Manuel F. Llorente*
1-03.3 Matthias Tanzmann Keep On (Boris Werner Keep On Truckin' Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Boris WernerWritten-By, Producer – Matthias Tanzmann
1-03.4 Vitalis Popoff Lethe 1
Arranged By, Producer – Vitalis PopoffArtwork By [Covers], Other [Publishing] – Tomas Jirku
4:36
1-04.1 Westley Matsell* Diffusion 27
Written-By, Producer – Wesley Matsell
1-04.2 Model 500 Starlight (Echospace Dub)
Engineer – Moritz von OswaldRemix – EchospaceRemix, Producer [Additional] – Rod Modell, Stephen HitchellWritten-By, Producer – Juan Atkins
1-04.3 Prompt feat. Onuba Zora
Featuring – OnubaFlute – Juan TamayoGuitar – Julien VaqueroProducer – Manuel F. Llorente*
5:39
1-05.1 Dub Kult Crypt (District One Remix)
Remix – District OneRemix, Producer [Additional] – Anton PieeteWritten-By – Neilon Pitamber
1-05.2 Kenneth Graham Fire, Water, Machine
Written-By, Producer – Kenneth Graham
1-05.3 William Kouam Djoko Hard Loving (Acapella)
1-05.4 Johnny D.* Déjà Vu
Written-By, Producer – Johnny D.*
1-05.5 Je Dávu* I Zebra
Written-By, Producer – Jeroen Hofer
3:49
1-06.1 Julius Papp Bole Beats
Written-By, Producer – Julius Papp
1-06.2 Dosem Beach Kisses (Joris Voorn Edit)
Remix, Producer [Additional], Edited By – Joris VoornWritten-By, Producer – Marc Ramirez
5:05
1-07.1 Linus Quick CopyPasteCut (District One Remix)
Remix – District OneRemix, Producer [Additional] – Anton PieeteWritten-By, Producer – Philipp Linus Quick*
1-07.2 Cobblestone Jazz W
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Danual Tate*, Mathew Jonson, Tyger Dhula
1-07.3 Tigerskin Peter's Secret Weapon
Written-By, Composed By – Alex Krüger
6:29
1-08.1 Solomun Black Rose (Tricksi Remix)
Producer, Mixed By, Written-By – Mladen Solomun*Remix – Tricksi*Remix, Producer [Additional] – Trickski
1-08.2 H.O.S.H. & Stimming Radar
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Holger Behns*, Martin Stimming*
1-08.3 John Thomas & Barbara Goes Mother's Dance #2
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Barbara Goes, John Thomas
6:21
1-09.1 System 7 / Derrick May Altitude (Mayday Mix)
Remix – MaydayWritten-By, Composed By, Producer – Derrick May, Steve Hillage
1-09.2 The Martian Star Dancer
Performer – The MartianWritten-By – M. Banks*
1-09.3 Ambivalent R U OK (Acapella)
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Kevin McHugh (2)
1-09.4 Polder Topdrop
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – David Labeij, Laurens Lanting
5:50
1-10.1 Emmanuel Top Stress
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Emmanuel Top
1-10.2 Silicone Soul 3am (Balance Beatless Version)
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – C. Morrison*, G. Reedie*
1-10.3 Dubfire Ribcage
Written-By – Ali Shirazinia
1-10.4 Jerome Sydenham & Tiger Stripes Elevation (Radio Slave One More Kiss Remix)
Remix – Radio SlaveWritten-By, Composed By, Producer – Jerome Sydenham, Tiger Stripes
1-10.5 Elon Snorting Pinky (Justin Maxwell Remix B)
Mastered By – TwerkRemix, Producer [Additional] – Justin MaxwellWritten-By, Producer, Engineer – Elon Admony*
6:21
1-11.1 Sascha Funke Mango (Berlin Calling Edit)
Remix – Paul KalkbrennerWritten-By, Composed By, Producer – Sascha Funke
1-11.2 Paul Kalkbrenner Moob
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Paul Kalkbrenner
1-11.3 Sascha Funke The Fortune Cookie Symphony
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Sascha Funke
1-11.4 Goldie Timeless
Written-By – D. Charlemagne*, Goldie, R. Playford*
4:15
1-12.1 Joakim Peter Pan Over The Bronx
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Joakim Bouaziz*
1-12.2 Secede Born In A Tropical Swamp
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Lennard van der Last
1-12.3 Quiet Village Gold Rush
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Joel Martin (3), Matt Edwards
1-12.4 Sensorama Aspirin (Global Communication Remix)
Remix – Global CommunicationRemix, Producer [Additional] – Mark Pritchard, Tom MiddletonWritten-By, Composed By, Producer – Joern Elling Wuttke*, Roman Fluegel*
8:26
Midori Mix
2-01.1 Imps Bubble And Squeek
Written-By, Producer – Ian Chaplin, Marcus Henriksson, Philip Rex, Sebastian Mullaert
2-01.2 Âme Doldrums
Mixed By – Andreas SchorppWritten-By, Arranged By, Producer – Âme
2-01.3 Nick Solé Children
Written-By, Producer – Nick Solé
2-01.4 Les Chocolats Ride The Beat 5:44
2-02.1 Kaoru Inoue The Secret Field (Todd Terje Remix)
Remix – Todd TerjeRemix, Producer [Additional] – Terje OlsenWritten-By, Producer – Kaoru Inoue
2-02.2 Nova Nova Prayer
Written-By – Marc Durif, Michael Gravil*
2-02.3 Elitechnique Electric Evening
Written-By, Producer – Florentijn Boddendijk, Remco De Jong*
5:20
2-03.1 Elitechnique Spectral Escape
Written-By – Elitechnique
2-03.2 Len Faki My Blackapella
Written-By, Producer – Len Faki
2-03.3 Len Faki My Synthapella
Written-By, Producer – Len Faki
3:15
2-04.1 Paul Nazca Flash
Written-By, Producer – Paul Nazca
2-04.2 Mood II Swing Move Me
Producer – J. Ciafone*, L. Springsteen*
2-04.3 Oliver Moldan Presents Prawler Phat Laces (Harada Remix)
Presenter – Oliver MoldanRemix, Producer [Additional] – HaradaWritten-By, Producer – Oliver Moldan, Peter Jürgens
2-04.4 Henrik Schwarz Leave My Head Alone (Parts & Effects)
Written-By, Producer – Henrik Schwarz
2-04.5 Minilogue Ghost (Dub)
Written-By, Producer – Marcus Henriksson, Sebastian Mullaert
2-04.6 Psykofuk Psykofuk
Written-By, Producer – Sean Deason
4:41
2-05.1 Ricardo Villalobos Easy Lee (Smith N Hack Remix)
Remix – Smith N Hack, Errorsmith & Soundhack*Written-By, Producer – Ricardo Villalobos
2-05.2 Minilogue Ghost (Dub)
Written-By, Producer – Marcus Henriksson, Sebastian Mullaert
2-05.3 Agnès Daaahhhh
Written-By, Composed By – Agnès
2-05.4 Agnès Treat Me Bad
Written-By, Composed By – Agnès
2-05.5 Radio Slave Tantakatan
Written-By, Producer – Matt Edwards
3:31
2-06.1 Blamstrain A Song For Jonas
Written-By, Composed By – Juho Hietala
2-06.2 The Aloof Going Home
Written-By – D. Thatcher*, G Burns*, J Kooner*, R Barrow*
2-06.3 Christian Smith & John Selway Illusion (Version)
Written-By, Producer – Christian Smith & John Selway
2-06.4 Yagya Change
Written-By, Producer – Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson
4:57
2-07.1 Feline 9 Heavy
Written-By, Producer – James Ellis (5)
2-07.2 Gegenheimer Spiritual Love (Acoustic Raw Demo Version)
Written-By, Producer – Marco Gegenheimer*
2-07.3 Kettel Coddle
Written-By, Producer – Reimer Eising
2-07.4 Carl Craig Attitude
Producer – Carl CraigWritten-By – Naomi Daniels
3:24
2-08.1 Flying Lotus Brainfeeder
Written-By – S. Ellison*
2-08.2 Raz Ohara Hymn (Hardman Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – HardmanWritten-By, Composed By, Producer – Patrick Rasmussen
4:18
2-09.1 Poni Hoax Faces In The Water
Written-By – Poni Hoax
2-09.2 Joris Voorn Additional String Bits
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Joris Voorn
2-09.3 Robert Babicz Dark Flower (Joris Voorn Magnolia Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Joris VoornWritten-By, Composed By, Producer – Robert Babicz
3:42
2-10.1 Joakim Are You A Vegetarian?
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Joakim Bouaziz*
2-10.2 Tantra (2) A Place Called Tarot (Idjut Boys Re-Edit)
Edited By [Re-edit], Tracking By [Overdubs By] – Idjut BoysProducer – A. Cocco*, C. Valli*Written-By – Cocco*, Arcibaldo, Valli*, H. Vereker*
2-10.3 Joakim Peter Pan Over The Bronx
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Joakim Bouaziz*
2-10.4 Leftfield Rhino's Prayer (Album Version)
Composed By – Barnes*, Daley*, Della Volpe*
4:45
2-11.1 Rhythm & Sound King In My Empire
Producer – Cornel Campbell*, Mark Ernestus, Moritz von Oswald
2-11.2 Marc Romboy Elif
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Marc Romboy
2-11.3 Minilogue Old Water
Written-By, Composed By, Composed By, Producer – Marcus Henriksson, Sebastian Mullaert
2-11.4 Markus Dolic Blood
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Markus Dolic
2-11.5 Martin Landsky FM Safari (Patrick Chardronet's Silent Snake Remix)
Remix – Patrick Chardronet*Remix, Producer [Additional] – Patrick Chadronnet*Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Martin Landsky
7:25
2-12.1 Jimpster The Last Tape
Bass – Cheyne TowersWritten-By, Composed By, Producer – Jamie Odell
2-12.2 Marcello Giordani Respect Yourself
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Marcello Giordani
4:47
2-13.1 Carl Craig At Les
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Carl Craig
2-13.2 Innerzone Orchestra At Les
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Carl Craig
4:25
2-14 Radiohead Nude (Ripperton $9 Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – RippertonWritten-By – C. Greenwood*, O'Brien*, J. Greenwood*, Selway*, Yorke*
4:10
2-15.1 Aphex Twin Heliosphan
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Richard D. James
2-15.2 F.U.S.E. Into The Space
Written-By, Composed By, Producer – Richie Hawtin
3:29
2-16 Spinvis Mare Frigoris
Recorded By, Mixed By – Saal*, SpinvisWritten-By, Composed By – Erik De Jong
2:49

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Notes

Multiple tracks are combined in single CD tracks for all tracks except 2-14 and 2-16.
Durations for such a track combination is listed with the last track.

Issued as double gatefold case.

Artwork © 2009 EQ Recordings, a division of Stomp Entertainment.
Manufactured and marketed by Stomp Entertainment.
Made in Australia.
Mastered @ Deluxe Mastering, Melbourne
Published in 2009 by EQ Recordings, a division of Stomp Entertainment.

Tracklisting as given in the booklet.

Track 1-01.1 title is listed as Circunbalation on the cover and as Circunbalation I in the booklet.
Track 1-02.2 artist is erroneously listed as "Basic Channel" on the release. There are also given producer credits for Mark Ernestus & Moritz von Oswald which are leaved out, as they make no sense on that track.
Track 1-05.4 artist is listed as "Johhny D." on the cover and as "Johnny D." in the booklet.
Track 2-05.5 title is incorrectly spelt as "Tantakan".
Track 2-06.1 artist is listed as "Blamstraim" on the cover and as "Blamstrain" in the booklet.
Track 2-10.4 title is listed as "Rhino's Prayer" on the cover and as "Rhino's Prayer (Album Version)" in the booklet.

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  • Barcode: 823867009906

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easy_rider_80

easy_rider_80

June 19, 2014
It's a flawless compilation and gives me the creeps even after more than 5 years. If you love this double mix I recommend you Joris' RA.062 podcast which presented a similar melted mixing skills. (55 minutes, 26 tracks...)
_jord

_jord

September 14, 2013
Best Balance realise I've ever heard.
jiggawhat

jiggawhat

July 10, 2012
edited over 4 years ago

Without looking at the tracklisting, I had no idea the album was so heavily "remixed" and layered. It all merely sounded like seamless progressive house. It's mind blowing seeing how many tracks have been creatively stitched together. The music speaks for itself. There isn't a single uninteresting moment on either disc. It's more of a pounder than a builder; that is, it starts off fast and upbeat and keeps the tempo high throughout the mix. It doesn't flow particularly well but that's not the point of this mix. Those who will enjoy this most are those who have an appreciation for the technical proficiency being put on display.

As to which mix I like better, I'm going to go against the grain and say that the second disc was my favorite. I'm not overly enthusiastic about the technical feat, I just look at the end product, the music itself. The Midori mix does a much better job of locking the listener into a groove and developing that sound.
Argenberg

Argenberg

May 22, 2011

Stellar album. Deep, grounded, progressive, groovy...
Bonsjoerd

Bonsjoerd

March 25, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
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Mark_Anthony

Mark_Anthony

March 13, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
I've listened to this double set at least 30 times now in my car since I got it last month. That in itself says something about the quality of this release. My focus is primarily on disc 1 because I find that one to be the most interesting. Balance 14 is a mix full of fleeting moments. The moments created are highly enjoyable but because the tracks are hyper-mixed you only have maybe 1 to 2 minutes to get into a certain sound before it changes. This is a strength of the mix and also part of its weakness. The mix constantly oscillates between beats and beatless ambient. A lot of accappellas introduce, fade, and reprise throughout which I enjoy. Some killer moments in this mix are the opening track where the foreign vocal (which I cannot understand) reverbs like a gamma ray in empty space, out into infinity, the section of "R U OK?" where the pitched down voice tells the other person "Here, Drink this-s-s-s-s-s-s", and my favorite "Dream On Dreamer".

From an artistic standpoint, the mix is a patchwork, and 98% of the time the tracks mesh together perfectly. Because its a patchwork though, the sections that you might like, you'll find don't last long enough. I find myself rewinding to hear parts I like, which I guess you could say is good or bad depending on how you look at it.

A five star mix, but even with that perfect rating I personally think it would have been better to let some of the tracks ride longer and not try to squeeze so much into it. Still a great mix and has earned a permanent spot in my car's cd changer. The last track on disc 2 is tragic. You've been warned.
vorton

vorton

September 3, 2010

The best mix i have ever heard.
oblaky

oblaky

May 12, 2010
edited over 5 years ago

This is by far the most engaging, rewarding, uplifting and seamlessly layered mix I've heard.

The journey feels absolutely focused all the way through, the development of tracks gently gaining in sustained intensity, relentlessly inconspicuous positive energy with deeper, echoey and emotional shades.

A review can't really do it justice - suffice it to say that the mix feels like a vast, beautiful garden, built from uplifting housey licks, kicks and motives, with light, refreshing spaces and toned down, lush corners, revealing new colours with every angle, with refreshing streams flowing through, bringing everything to life.

It is largely an electronic mix, but softer, analogue layers make their unassuming appearance also, making this mix a superb contribution to any music collection.
spoons

spoons

October 26, 2009
edited over 6 years ago

The most interesting and appealing mix I have listened to for many years. I listened to both CD's all the way through twice and then focussed on CD1, listening to it every night for about a week. Now I'm giving the second CD a chance to grow on me and it is working. Some "sections" as they are called, rather than tracks, have clear transitions between the tracks used and others are a continuous though constantly evolving blend of the tracks. There are more moments which grab you on this mix than you can shake a stick at.
Whilst almost perfect, there are a few things which don't float my boat, so if I'm to give a thorough review I need to mention them.
About the last 13 minutes of CD1 is beatless which leaves me wishing a beat would kick back in right to the end. Section 8 of CD1 has an organ track in it which is remiscent of 1970's TV gameshows and, for me, doesn't work in the mix. Also, almost all the vocal tracks in the mix such as "R U OK" don't work for me. On CD2 "Respect Yourself" and the final track "Mare Frigoris" both seem out of place, even in a mix which manages to vary styles brilliantly. Still 5/5 as it's head and shoulders above everything else I've heard lately.
rydimryder

rydimryder

June 20, 2009
edited over 6 years ago

Joris Voorn's Balance 014, while of the same flavour as Hawtin's earlier DE9 mixes, is a completely new species. I think what is important to realize here is the extremely high quality of Voorn's composition for today's world, and this is in no way a slight against Hawtin's work—some of my all time favourite. Every new mix that uses the "build up from loops of existing tracks" formula seems to take a step forward. But with Balance 014, perhaps we have reached the zenith.

What really amazes me is the first mix, Mizuiro. I think my girlfriend described it best when she said, "Just when you think you've reached the best part, you find another that is even better." There are several highlights, but for me things get extremely interesting when you hear the once tired vocal track from Ambivalent's "R U OK?" Seemingly played to death, I heard it here and thought, damn, that's fresh. And then it really takes off. Voorn put together the most beautiful melodic harmonies and vocals around here.

To be truthful, I listened to the last four/five tracks at least twenty times in one day. I just can't get over what he did with tracks 10 and 11. And herein lies the real mastery of this mix. Amazed, I went through the whole composition track by track. If I thought I was already amazed, I was really in for a surprise. In DE9: Closer To The Edit, Hawtin used a large number of short loops. In DE9: Transitions, he expanded the length of each loop, playing some out at almost their full original length. Tracks fade out and reappear, sometimes only for seconds (the DVD is helpful for this), but they are ultimately all there, playing close to their original form. But with Balance 014, the tracks are mashed up beyond all recognition. Vocals are pitched all over the place and mated to the perfect tune, like a slick shifting four on a vintage car.

I first gave this a thorough one-two listen, but never really found my interest peaked by the second mix. Having now listened to Mizuiro at length, I am sure I am missing something in Midori and will be spending the near future getting myself better acquainted. This very well could be the mix of the year.