Banco De Gaia ‎– You Are Here

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1 Down From The Mountain 9:16
2 Zeus No Like Techno 6:01
3 Waking Up In Waco
Vocals – Shannon*, Theo*
7:46
4 Gray Over Gray
Engineer [Assistant] – Jay Bozich, Keith SchreinerVocals – Jennifer Folker
12:01
5 Tongue In Chic
Engineer [Assistant] – Jay Bozich, Keith SchreinerVocals – Jennifer Folker
7:09
6 Not In My Name 10:22
7 We Are Here 7:13
8 Still Life
Vocals – Julie Daske
8:46

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(P)+(C) 2004 Disco Gecko Recordings

Recorded & produced at New World Bank, UK.
Mastered at Loud Mastering.
Tracks 4, 5: Vocals recorded at Audity Studio, Portland, Oregon.
Tracks 1, 3 (second half), 6, 7: Main vocals taken from the Spectresonics "Vocal Planet" sample library.

Published by Six Degrees Beats Publishing (BMI), except track 8 published by Six Degrees Beats Publishing (BMI)/Copyright Control.
Manufactured & marketed by Six Degrees Records.
Made in the USA.
The inlay contains lyrics for tracks 3, 4, 5, 8.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GKOCD006 Banco De Gaia You Are Here(CD, Album, Unofficial) Disco Gecko (2) GKOCD006 Russia 2004 Sell This Version
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SamPope

SamPope

August 11, 2004
edited over 12 years ago

Banco de Gaia's sixth studio is different than any of his previous releases. The difference is a focus on more upfront melody, and structured pop songs vice the ethnic ambience featured on previous efforts. The results are mixed. The outstanding opener, "Down From The Mountain", is a haunting epic more in what we're used to from previous BDG releases. A slow droning synth (almost cathedral in the mood it creates) is overlaid by a soothing, ethnic, almost child like vocal. Absolutely superb. The song eventually builds to an explosive conclusion that leads perfectly to the albums first single, "Zeus No Like Techno". A floor filling beat and grinding bass are overlaid with slashes of latin guitar strings. Very catchy indeed.

But here, things go a little south. "Waking Up In Waco" is just grating with it's hodge-podge samples and no real melody or groove, and "Gray Over Gray" is just irritating and boring. Very dissapointing after Jennifer Folker's gorgeous "Obsidian" performance. What happened?

Jennifer Folker contributes her voice again on "Tounge In Chic", which might be the closest thing Toby Marks' has ever written to a pop song. The bubbling synth, and verse/chorus (gasp!) song structure make for a very good, and very catchy tune. Here Jennifer Folker shines. The rest of the album is less descript, sounding more like filler from previous Banco albums. "Not In My Name" is good, but "We Are Here" and "Still Life" just don't really stand out as anything better than average. So, aside from the first two tracks, "Tounge In Chic", and "Not In My Name", nothing really caught my ear. Kind of dissapointing considering the scope of his previous work. For those unfamilier with Banco's previous work, try his Last Train to Lhasa or Big Men Cry albums instead.