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Tracklist

Intro 0:32
Dance Reaction 6:11
Miura 6:42
Piña 6:05
Square-Pattern Aura 5:36
Machine Vibes 5:39
Atmosphrique 6:32
Soft Hoop 4:47
Orange Alert 5:39
Strut 5:34
Caught Up 7:37

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ENVCD002 Metro Area Metro Area(CD, Album) Environ ENVCD002 US 2002 Sell This Version
SOURLP070 Metro Area Metro Area(2xLP, Album) Source, Environ SOURLP070 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ENVLP002 Metro Area Metro Area(2xLP, Album) Environ ENVLP002 US 2002 Sell This Version
CDSOUR070, 7243 5 42732 2 3 Metro Area Metro Area(CD, Album) Source, Source, Environ, Environ CDSOUR070, 7243 5 42732 2 3 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
CDSOURDJ 070 Metro Area Metro Area(CD, Album, Promo) Source CDSOURDJ 070 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ENVCD002 Metro Area Metro Area(CD, Album, Promo) Environ ENVCD002 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Metro Area Metro Area(CDr, Album, Promo) Source none France 2002 Sell This Version

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Dubvulture

Dubvulture

May 7, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Metro Area, CD, Album, CDSOUR070, 7243 5 42732 2 3

I bought this because I love Metro Area's Fabric mix, one of the best in that series. But what an incredible disappointment this album is. It comprises immaculately-produced, mid-paced, tepid, polite disco instrumentals, each as uninteresting as an average dub mix on the flip of an average disco single. The delicate, 'mellow' touches of Fender Rhodes here and there add to the sensation that one is listening to some generic copyright-free muzak for use in hotel lounges. Music for glazing-over to. This album also wins the award for Most Pointless Intro Track of All Time: it neither builds any sense of anticipation nor gives an indication of what is to follow. Even 'Orange alert', which was beautifully reworked elsewhere by The DFA, is bland in its original version here.
dogidogg

dogidogg

June 4, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Metro Area, 2xLP, Album, ENVLP002

Nice electronic funk here...Beutiful soundscapes betwen acid pumping basslines with melodic synths and good percusion.On the top: Miura, Soft Hoop and Orange Alert. Listen to relax.
MiXCHure

MiXCHure

April 4, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Metro Area, CD, Album, CDSOUR070, 7243 5 42732 2 3

Wow! This album is amazingly funky, and it works very well with its reliance on the electronics. Morgan Geist's rough-edged electronic sound is very distinguishable in this release, but the use of strings and voices in various tracks as a counterpoint really completes the sound. "Miura" has an excellent deep sound to it, with excellent use of harmony when the voices come in. Trust me on this one; listen to this track and you'll understand. "Atmosphrique" is extremely funky, and it works well as an anchor for the sound, being that it's in the middle of the album. "Strut" and "Caught Up" really end the album well, and the last track's strings are particularly memorable.
scoundrel

scoundrel

February 7, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Metro Area, CD, Album, ENVCD002

Blippy electro-disco from Morgan Geist (one of the forefathers of the movement) and his partner-in-crime Darshan Jesrani under their moniker Metro Area. The tracks display nice blend of different elements, from deep house to Chicago-style disco house (with a extended stay in Detroit). The clear and unabashed love of funk (listen to the tootling voices on “Miura” or the old-skool rhythms on “Soft Hoop”) also add a sense of fun. There’s also a polished smoothness (like on “Machine Vibe” and “Orange Alert”). The simplicity of the songs both adds to their charm and makes them difficult to differentiate from one another, but still, for your late night pleasures, you’ll want to make a visit to this metro area.