dZihan & Kamien ‎– Freaks & Icons

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Tracklist

After
Where Are We?
Streets Of Istanbul
Before
Homebase
I Guess She...
Slowhand Hussein
Just You & I
Colores
Ocean Air
Carta De Condução
Spacewater

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CR 21005 dZihan & Kamien Freaks & Icons(2xLP) Couch Records CR 21005 Austria 2000 Sell This Version
CR 21004 dZihan & Kamien Freaks & Icons(CD, Album) Couch Records CR 21004 Austria 2000 Sell This Version
657036 1036-2 dZihan & Kamien Freaks & Icons(CD, Album, Dig) Six Degrees Records 657036 1036-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
PRCD 1036-2 dZihan & Kamien Freaks & Icons(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Six Degrees Records PRCD 1036-2 US 2000 Sell This Version

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cwmbran-city

cwmbran-city

April 26, 2017
referencing Freaks & Icons, 2xLP, CR 21005
Buy this for "Streets of Istanbul", a deep house secret weapon (if ever there was 1) of the highest caliber. When that snaking riff drops = utterly sublime. If you mix 2 copies in & out you can keep those chords/harmonics riding for an even more epic journey. Age has weathered it very well indeed.
scoundrel

scoundrel

April 21, 2004
referencing Freaks & Icons, CD, Album, Dig, 657036 1036-2

Dzihan & Kamien’s debut album, <I>Freaks and Icons</I>, gets off to a funky start with “After,” only to slow things down with the “Dabudei.” They draw on a definite Middle Eastern influence: it crops up often, from the strings on “Streets of Istanbul” and “I Guess She…” to the percussion of “Just You & I.” But they are equally adept at making beautiful downtempo, like the sinewy “Before,” the slinky “Slowhand Hussein,” or the whispery “Colores.” Some of the tracks are rough around the edges, but their quality shines through nonetheless. The dreamy and sweet “Smile” cements the fact that they know what they’re doing. A great debut from a very talented duo.
guarana

guarana

August 26, 2003
referencing Freaks & Icons, CD, Album, Dig, 657036 1036-2
Stunning album by the two austrians, Freaks and Icons is definately worth the money you'l spend on it. The sounds are mature and well blended with turkish and even greek style instruments. All this with the brilliant electronic sounds really brings out a stunning feel. "Homebase" and "Smile" are highlights to myself and most of my friends.
scrollop

scrollop

January 27, 2003
referencing Freaks & Icons, CD, Album, Dig, 657036 1036-2

Brilliant album. Alternates between funky house and surreal ambient moods (sometimes within the same song). Definately reccomended :D
water

water

August 11, 2002
referencing Freaks & Icons, CD, Album, CR 21004

One can certainly tell these guys have some turkish influences. Apart from the extremely relaxing tracks like 'Homebase' and 'Slowband Hussein' there are some more uptempo funky songs, most of them flavoured with these mysterious oriental samples.
The album is very well produced, and all songs are very well crafted. I was surprised hearing an actually rather poppy song (Smile) with a female singer and a verry pretty melody.
This album is not 'yer average lounge' but has enough to offer to be well worth a listen.