Various ‎– Vital Signs

Celestial Dragon Records ‎– CDREC-18
CD, Compilation, Mixed

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1 Androcell Atmos-Spheres (Human Mix)
Whistle [Low Whistle] – Philip KhripkovWritten-By, Producer, Producer [Additional], Arranged By [Additional], Engineer [Additional] – Tyler Smith (2)
2 Androcell Vital Signs
Written-By, Producer – Tyler Smith (2)
3 Cell Body Temperature
Written-By, Producer – Alex Scheffer*
4 Asura Blood Pressure
Written-By, Producer – Charles Farewell
5 Aes Dana Pulse Rate
Written-By, Producer – Vincent Villuis
6 Distant System Pupillary Response
Written-By, Producer – Tyler Smith (2)
7 Solar Fields Respiratory Rate
Written-By, Producer – Magnus Birgersson
8 Androcell Neurosomatic Circuit (Brain Waves Mix)
Written-By, Producer, Producer [Additional], Arranged By [Additional], Engineer [Additional] – Tyler Smith (2)

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Track 1: Original track appears on album Androcell - Efflorescence, additional production, arrangement and engineering @ Androcell Studio, 2009. Low whistle by Philip Khripkov, Israel, 2005.
Track 2: Written and produced @ Androcell Studio, 2009.
Track 3: Written and produced @ Atmospheric Studio, 2009.
Track 4: Written and produced @ Studio 777, 2009.
Track 5: Written and produced @ Ultimae Studio, 2009.
Track 6: Written and produced @ Androcell Studio, 2009.
Track 7: Written and produced @ Studio Jupiter, 2009.
Track 8: Original track appears on album Androcell - Efflorescence, additional production, arrangement and engineering @ Androcell Studio, 2009.

All artist tracks were specifically designed for this compilation in 2009.

Mastered at GingerHill Studio - Lyon, France.
CD Total running time: 61:14

Celestial Dragon Records is a division of Sonic Dragon Records
℗ + © Sonic Dragon Records 2009

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 9 366977 747067
  • Barcode (String): 9366977747067
  • Matrix / Runout: CDREC-18 Vital Signs FK00100665M01S01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPILQ52
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI AG23


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December 10, 2012

Interesting delivery from some powerhouse names of chill-out here. Generally speaking, with various artist compilations, I find them to be lacking in depth and unity.

This one though... my goodness. Just by looking at the cover album, you know you're in for an enjoyable ride. The album was forged in resonance frequencies, with each song crafting a specially enjoyable journey which could ONLY have been done by some mature musicians. Hats off to the group here for a great effort. Though I do not listen to some of these artists individually, I still find their collective effort to be superb and worthy of note.

Also worthy of recognition is Tyler Smith for not only creating the album, directing the vision, and mixing it down, but also for creating some of the most solid tracks ever heard under both of his current monikers - Androcell and Distant System. The other reviews are spot on - Pupillary Response and the brain waves mix of Neurosomatic Circuit are unbelievable tracks. There is so much to love here besides these two stand-out tracks though, which is what makes this album a thoroughly enjoyable listen time and time again.

Check out Respiratory Rate by Solar Fields - marvelous track. And don't miss the transition leading into that track, it's a beautifully soothing way to end Pupillary Response and lead into something way more... breathable. :)

Final score: 9.967819358901/10.000000000000


June 21, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

Vital Signs is without doubt one of the greatest chillout releases of this year thus far. At least in eyes of those who don't only look for ordinary chillout, but also want some hints of depth in music. And what a treasure to have such music produced these days!

I'm particularly impressed by Pupillary Response by Distant System. One of the greatest psychill pieces I've heard in the past several months! I even think it has topped Ultimae in their own league (if you check tracks from Solar Fields, Aes Dana, Cell and Asura you can guess why). Clearly that's a subjective view, as not a single track fails to deliver on this compilation (and certainly it's not the point).

Speaking about this compilation, one of the psychill enthusiasts I've known has very well encompassed: breath of fresh air.


March 22, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

Tyler Smith has conceptualized this entire album and has thus given it his stamp of approval. Having released what was arguably the chillout album of 2009 (Distant System - Spiral Empire), you can set your expectations respectfully high for this one. Rest assured - you will not be disappointed.

This release sprouts 2 personal new tracks and 2 remixes (that do not feel recycled at all) from Smith, along with other hot-shot names from the chillout scene. The style of this compilation is more a-keen to Distant System's down-tempo beat than Androcell's older, more over-laid compositions. Each track introduces a certain mood and feel that remains consistent through out, reflecting the somewhat mechanical & unyielding operation of our bodily functions. Smith has done a fantastic job at directing the other artists here to follow this particular theme, a good example to other mixers who attempt similar expositions.

There is not a single bad track on this Album. Even the more average ones are elevated by the rest, as they all work in unison to create a very cohesive experience. An all-for-one and one-for-all kinda thing. If any of the names on this release appeal to you, you will most likely find the rest enjoyable. The quality & style are consistent, and they're great. One of the best chillout releases of 2010 thus far.