Shinedoe ‎– No Boundaries

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Bounce To This
No Boundaries
Jazz It Up
Finding A Balance
Higher
Below

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
INTACLP002 Shinedoe No Boundaries(3x12", Album, Gat) Intacto Records INTACLP002 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
INTACLP002 Shinedoe No Boundaries(7xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Intacto Records INTACLP002 Netherlands 2009
INTACCD002, intaccd002 Shinedoe No Boundaries(CD, Album) Intacto Records, Intacto Records INTACCD002, intaccd002 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
INTACCD002JP Shinedoe No Boundaries(CD, Album) Disk Union INTACCD002JP Japan 2009 Sell This Version

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techsoul

techsoul

June 29, 2009
referencing No Boundaries, CD, Album, INTACCD002, intaccd002

"No Boundaries" sounds quite introverted and personal, almost a bit timid at first listen. As on "Sound Travelling" (her debut album), the percussion is decent and inoffensively grooves along with the sparse synth figures and effective basslines. Most tracks work rather through their hypnotic quality than surprising you with unexpected arrangement twists and insane build-ups or hitting you in the face with smashing bassdrums. More 808 than 909, if you know what I mean. Hence, I strongly suggest to give this album the time and repeated listening it needs to grow on you.

"Below" is very solid with a bouncy plucked bass sound, nice dub chords, occasionally rising strings and a percussive "sonar" sound on top - the track has a certain Svek feel to it. "Bounce To This" has "oldskool" written all over the track - a deep acid bassline, pitch-bended synths strings, horn stabs and a typical 90s house organ. Sure to lift the roof a bit. "Just For Us" is a latin-inspired, percussive organ groover for the early hours. "Finding A Balance" oozes warmth and african atmosphere without even one cliché sound and clearly is the most original and dense track on here. Following, "Higher" doesn't really live up to the quality of Shinedoe's earlier releases under the "Innersphere" moniker - okay psycho minimal, but seems a bit static. "Jazz It Up" builds on a saxophone sample (maybe overusing it a bit) and combines it with irresistable and driving drums. "No Boundaries" then ends the album with deepness and soulful vocal bits.

Shinedoe continues to develop her own trademark sound with great dedication. A refreshing album with long summer nights on its mind.