Booka Shade ‎– Movements

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Night Falls 5:20
Body Language (Interpretation) 5:00
Paper Moon 5:12
The Birds And The Beats / At The Window 5:21
Darko 6:12
Pong Pang 5:51
Mandarine Girl (Album Version) 5:43
Take A Ride 4:03
Wasting Time 5:06
In White Rooms 5:27
Hallelujah USA 2:06
Lost High 4:40

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
gpm cd006 Booka Shade Movements(CD, Album) Get Physical Music gpm cd006 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
GPM 006-3 Booka Shade Movements(2x12", Album) Get Physical Music GPM 006-3 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
GPM 006-3 Booka Shade Movements(2x12", Album, Promo) Get Physical Music GPM 006-3 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
gpm cd006 Booka Shade Movements(CD, Album, Promo) Get Physical Music gpm cd006 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
gpm cd006 Booka Shade Movements(CD, Album, Promo) Get Physical Music gpm cd006 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
none Booka Shade Movements(CDr, Album, Promo) Universal Music Publishing Group none UK 2006 Sell This Version
gpmcd021 Booka Shade Movements / The Tour Edition(CD, Album + DVD, P/Mixed) Get Physical Music gpmcd021 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
gpmcd021 Booka Shade Movements / The Tour Edition(CD, Album + DVD-V) Get Physical Music gpmcd021 US 2008 Sell This Version
KMCD003 Booka Shade Movements(CD, Album) Kammermeier And Merziger KMCD003 Germany 2010 Sell This Version

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jcb91

jcb91

July 8, 2016
referencing Movements, CD, Album, gpm cd006
Movements is re-released as a ten year anniversary edition. Should be available mid-October. More information here: https://www.musicglue.com/bookashade/
scoundrel

scoundrel

October 26, 2015
referencing Movements, CD, Album, gpm cd006

With MOVEMENTS, Booka Shade really began to get noticed, and no wonder: right from "Night Falls," the album gets going with some electro-house and rarely lets down. "Body Language" does a fun mosey with hints of dub, while "Paper Moon" has a melodic twinkle with Spanish influences and a clear dancefloor orientation. "The Birds And The Beats/At The Window" gets dirtier, and "Pong Pang" gains a subterranean feel. For fans of tech-house, "Mandarine Girl" has precisely what you need, and "Wasting Time" and "In White Rooms" take it deeper. A really strong showing from them.
ghettosafari

ghettosafari

June 16, 2015
referencing Movements, 2x12", Album, GPM 006-3
such a fucking good album. god damn.
stub004

stub004

November 5, 2007
referencing Movements, CD, Album, gpm cd006

This is a great release which took a while to grow on me, mostly because it modified such great tracks as "Mandarine Girl" and "Body Language", however once you understand what Booka Shade are trying to get across with this CD, it's great. These new versions of the two classics are almost as good as the originals for me now.

From the funky strains of "Night Falls" to the finality of "Hallelujah USA", this is a carefully sculpted set of moods and grooves that can take you through a wide gamut of feelings with it's tech-house goodness.

Stand out for me is "Birds & The Beats"/"At The Window", the first being a funky, club jumping track and the second being a reflective style piano piece.

Great listening.
addycorp

addycorp

November 6, 2006
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Movements, 2x12", Album, GPM 006-3
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dysconnect

dysconnect

September 6, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Movements, CD, Album, gpm cd006
As a child I remember being impressed by my father’s radio receiver – a huge old Kenwood, with a backlit display and a heavily weighted tuning knob that spun slowly and precisely across the frequency bandwidth. When you turned it on, the glow of the LEDs would slowly strengthen until with a little ‘click’ the unit would begin to function. It had the words ‘solid state’ written across the faceplate.
‘Movements’ too, feels solid state - an album with no audible moving parts. It’s the sounds of a super-efficient machine that has effortlessly converted its potential into kinetic energy – a master of friction. A Modernist wet dream, or ‘Vorsprung durch technik’ as the Audi people say.
But isn’t friction a good thing? To pose the question another way – try walking, try chewing – hell, try fucking without it. Yet too much and you start to smoke, you seize up, you get a nasty rash. All too human. Hasn’t techno and electronica always dreamed of overcoming the entropy of bodies, of exiting the ugly, squirting, straining and sagging of biomechanics and entering an effortless existence where everything is brushed smooth? ‘Movements’ sings with this desire, it’s an old hymn harmonised through new machines. And a brilliant one.
From the outset, the sense of purposive propulsion is abundant – so too is that this is an emotional journey. The strings might be synthesised, but they’re tugged heartstrings – not nonetheless, but because they’re artificial.
‘Night Falls’ gives the feeling of returning to somewhere – to the place of your childhood, via either autobahn or aircraft, express flight. All the tracks follow form – without a tone wasted, they somehow superefficiently mobilise your feet and your feelings. We’re going forward into the future, and if we look in the rear-view mirror to our childhoods, it’s without either the capacity or the desire to slow down, to turn back. There is a sadness in that, too – the now well-flogged ‘Mandarine Girl’ (thankfully re-worked here) conveys a palpable sense of something... gone. But what? Whenever I listen ‘Movements,’ I’m propelled back to the sublime moments of parties I never went to, years ago. Do I want to go back there? Can I go back there? Was I ever there? Have I left that longing behind, or was it ever mine to long for? Is that a bad thing, when the future ahead sounds so wonderful? I wonder.
nicholasdavid

nicholasdavid

May 19, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Movements, CD, Album, gpm cd006

This is definately a solid release, though, taken as a whole, it is less danceable than their first album. The stand out track for me was "In White Rooms", which, coincidentally, is going to be the first single the album yields; this song has beautiful melody, and a good thumping beat. These producers are definately talented.