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A Forest Mighty BlackMellowdramatic

Genre:Electronic
Style:Trip Hop
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Tracklist

Minigame3:57
Duel With A So(u)l5:12
Everything7:59
Tides5:10
Duo Trippin'5:53
Reflections Of A Fake Night6:51
The 9 To 5 (Is Killing Me)1:21
Fresh In My Mind5:59
Rebirth7:20
Till The End3:25

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Notes

The album-version of "Fresh in my mind" is completely different than the earlier 12" version from 1994.

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    Cover of Mellowdramatic, 1997-09-23, CDMellowdramatic
    CD, Album, Digipak
    Compost Records – COMPOST 038-2Germany1997Germany1997
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Mellowdramatic, 1997-09-23, CDMellowdramatic
    CD, Album, Digipak
    Compost Records – COMPOST 038-2, Compost Records – compost 038-2Germany1997Germany1997
    Cover of Mellowdramatic, 1997, CDMellowdramatic
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Digipak
    Compost Records – COMPOST 038-2, Compost Records – RGD180002Germany1997Germany1997
    New Submission
    Cover of Mellowdramatic, 1998, CDMellowdramatic
    CD, Album, Repress
    Compost Records – COMPOST 038-2Germany1998Germany1998
    Cover of Mellowdramatic, 1998, VinylMellowdramatic
    2×LP, Album
    Compost Records – COMPOST 038-1, Compost Records – compost 038-1UK & Germany1998UK & Germany1998
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Mellowdramatic, 2001, CDMellowdramatic
    CD, Album, Unofficial Release
    Compost Records – COMPOST 038-2Russia2001Russia2001
    New Submission
    Mellowdramatic
    CD, Album, Unofficial Release
    Compost Records – COMPOST 038-2Russia2001Russia2001
    New Submission
    Mellowdramatic
    Cassette, Album
    Groove'n'Roller – GNR 026PolandPoland
    Cover of Mellowdramatic, , CassetteMellowdramatic
    Cassette, Album
    Not On Label – noneGermanyGermany
    New Submission

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    Reviews

    • dainsane's avatar
      dainsane
      Finally found a copy in great condition and at a decent price! If you see it, don't hesitate! Worth every cent!
      • BongoDeelo's avatar
        BongoDeelo
        Edited 4 years ago
        Simply divine underground music. Original soul soothing chilled Nujazz from the finest German Label - Compost. Worth checking out also the remix album and beanfield and Jazzanova who are also on the same label. It’s getting on a bit now but don’t let that stop you trying it out. The sounds of this album are unique and moving, atmospheric and surreal. It’s really in a class of its own.
        • page7's avatar
          page7
          Why have they only had one release? This is a great late 90s downtempo record that would fit in at ESL at that same time period, however it doesn't sound nostalgic.
          • scoundrel's avatar
            scoundrel
            Too bad MELLOWDRAMATIC was A Forest Mighty Black's only release to date, because it's quite beautiful. A Forest Mighty Black was part of Compost Records' early vanguard, and appropriately enough, jazz is certainly the main influence here. "Minigame" shows off some dubby overtones and has a thick bass, to boot, while "Duel with a So(u)l" contrasts the squealing horns with a funky bassline. "Everything" amps up the rhythmic intensity, and "Duo Trippin'" employs some sitars to create a Bollywood spy noir. The martial beat and snare on "Reflections of a Fake Night" makes it particularly toe-tapping, and the short-but-sweet "The 9 to 5 (Is Killing Me)" keeps that vibe going. And "Till the End" takes out the album on a groovy note, but overall, two tracks stand out in particular. First, "Tides" blends the jazz sensibility with the percussion perfectly -- a picture of what downtempo should have be. Second, "Fresh in My Mind" takes the famous piano riff from Tenorio Jr.'s "Nebulosa" and recasts it into a atmospheric drum 'n' bass track. Dramatic, yes. Mellow, definitely so as well.
            • shomizu9's avatar
              shomizu9
              Edited 18 years ago
              Mellowdramatic brings a wide variety of sounds to the table: standup-bass heavy jazz ("Tides" for example), trip-hop and breakbeat style bass and snare ("Duo Trippin'"), Brazilian and Indian influenced rhythms and samples throughout, etc. If you enjoy Fila Brazilia, Beanfield, Urchin, United Future Organization, or even the Beastie Boys' instrumental work, check this one out, it is just plain funky.

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