Tosca ‎– Souvenirs


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GSCD024 Tosca Souvenirs(CD, Album) G-Stone Recordings GSCD024 Austria 2006 Sell This Version
GSPR024 Tosca Souvenirs(CD, Album, Promo) G-Stone Recordings GSPR024 Austria 2005 Sell This Version
GSLP024 Tosca Souvenirs(2xLP, Album) G-Stone Recordings GSLP024 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
ZZ-06GP0001996 Tosca Souvenirs(CD, Album, JEW) ООО ПАР Медиа Мьюзик ZZ-06GP0001996 Russia 2006 Sell This Version


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November 25, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Souvenirs, CD, Album, Promo, GSPR024
Track 14 is a 9 second souvenir from Tosca.9 seconds of...silence.


November 17, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Souvenirs, CD, Album, GSCD024

Fans of "Opera" and "Suzuki", run. With 3 or 4 saving graces, the miasma of dance styles from this CD is bland, tasteless, and at times, revolting. Here's a run through of selected tracks, good and bad:-

Track 1 - Irritating twangs, with an angry Theo Altenberg threatening the listener "I'll fuck your brain out" and a constipated bassline that's supposed to inspire fear. Oh please.

Track 2 - Reggae-style, sung by Earl Zinger (aka Rob Gallagher). At the low bpm, his raspy voice makes me want to slit my throat.

Track 3 - Gorgeous female vocals, set against a stylish, trippy, shuffling beat. Wonderful chill out music, remniscent of "Suzuki".

Track 4 - A suitably quirky Rondo replete with chromatic scales that cascade out-of-tune and a mischievous guitar refrain that also threatens to spill onto wrong keys clumsily. The playful "off"-sounding chords poke fun at the by-now-familiar voiceover of a certain "Lin Sin Sin" from Singapore, mocking the typical Singaporean's pronunciation and grammar.

Track 5 - Playful and delightful, light as soufflé, Senor Coconut lulls and intoxicates the listener on a sunny Fantasy Island surrounded with coconut trees, piña coladas, and beautiful people.

Track 6 - This track starts off promisingly enough with an Ibiza-in-sunset guitar tune, only to be marred by a needlessly heavy-going bassline which royally messes up the track.

Track 11 - Revolting. Ms Sandra Kurzweil (WHO?) sings like a fierce drag-queen repeatedly: "You can leave your PJ at hooooommmmmme" to beats that Club 69's Peter Rahoufer have long utilized to exhaustion. It just sounds sad now.

Track 14 - 9 seconds of dead silence. John Cage had a point to make. What's Tosca's excuse?

Even Henrik Schwarz of "Marvin" and "Chicago" fame could not rescue "Superrob" as he merely mixed downtempo beats to the tacky western-cowboy harmonica solo. Neither could the otherwise respectable Madrid De Los Austrias team on Damentag with cheesy lyrics ("Protect the AR-DAH"? No, THUNK-YA!)

I don't know about you, but I'm bringing my PJs to any party remotely related to this CD.