Ski (Oakenfull)* ‎– Life Changes

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4997822000, EPC 4997822, COL 4987762, 4987762000 Ski (Oakenfull)* Life Changes(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia, Columbia 4997822000, EPC 4997822, COL 4987762, 4987762000 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
COL 498776 1 Ski Oakenfull Life Changes(2xLP) Columbia COL 498776 1 France 2000 Sell This Version
5131-01SM EPKSKICD1 Ski Oakenfull Life Changes(CD, Album) NGenda 5131-01SM EPKSKICD1 France 2000 Sell This Version
COL 4987762, 4987762000 Ski (Oakenfull)* Life Changes(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia COL 4987762, 4987762000 France 2000 Sell This Version
ESCA 8223 Ski Oakenfull Life Changes(CD, Album) Epic ESCA 8223 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
SAMPCD 8781 Ski Oakenfull Life Changes(CD, Promo) Columbia SAMPCD 8781 France 2000 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

October 17, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Life Changes, CD, Album, 4997822000, EPC 4997822, COL 4987762, 4987762000

Criminally underrated album. Ski Oakenfull's LIFE CHANGES is a strong example of how jazz, house and techno can be blended successfully. "Fifths," with its seemingly simple structure, quickly establishes a funky future jazz groove, while "Running Thru My Mind" and "Where Did the Love Go?" lets us know that some house will be the main flavor of the day. "Serotonin" punches the drum beats, but in service of the guitar stabs. "Come With Me" and "Drop It" edge into deep terrority. And while the lyrics on "Undercover" and "Soul Vibration" might be weak, the contributions by Rose Smith quickly overshadow those flaws. The quiet beauty of "Life Changes" gathers power as it layers the instruments (a quiet piano, some plaintative horns, the subdued rhythm) with Smith's contemplative lyrics. And "Keep On Moving" contrasts this by putting the lyrics to use in fine house form. While the album isn't groundbreaking in any way, as an album of dance music, it deserves a second chance. Life does change, after all.