Banco De Gaia ‎– The Magical Sounds Of Banco De Gaia

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Six Degrees Records ‎– 657036 1012-2
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Tracklist

1 I Love Baby Cheesy 6:34
2 Harvey And The Old Ones 8:25
3 Sinhala 9:17
4 Touching The Void 12:09
5 144K? 8:52
6 Frog's Dinner 9:09
7 Glove Puppet 3:17
8 No Rain 8:13

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Recorded & produced at New World Bank, Somerset, England
Mastered at Loud.

℗ & © 1999 Six Degrees Records
Made in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 57036 10122 7
  • Barcode (String): 657036101227
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L238
  • Matrix / Runout: 65703610122 Y1H 4
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 4111

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GKOCD001 Banco De Gaia The Magical Sounds Of Banco De Gaia(CD, Album) Disco Gecko GKOCD001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
GKOCD001 Banco De Gaia The Magical Sounds Of Banco De Gaia(CD, Album) Gecko Records (10) GKOCD001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DSCGCKDIG006 Banco De Gaia The Magical Sounds Of Banco De Gaia(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Disco Gecko DSCGCKDIG006 US 2011
CTM 203 Banco De Gaia The Magical Sounds Of Banco De Gaia(CD, Album, Mixed, Unofficial) CTM (2) CTM 203 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
657036 1012-2 Banco De Gaia The Magical Sounds Of Banco De Gaia(CD, Album, Unofficial) Six Degrees Records (2) 657036 1012-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

September 17, 2008

Although _The Magical Sounds of Banco De Gaia_ promises a lot with the title, it manages to hit the point about 75% of the time. Sure, Banco de Gaia has always had a slight issue with cheesiness ("I Love Baby Cheesy" hits the point a bit too on the head), they can also come out with some quite pleasant tracks -- a curious mixture of the silly and the sublime. For instance, the Indian rhythm chant on "Harvey and the Old Ones" comes up against a house beat and some whirling electronics. Not a direct hit, but a fair miss. "Frog's Dinner" brings back the good ol' days of ambient dub, but it's the slow dreaminess of "Sinhala" and the gentle, string-laden "Glove Puppet" that make an impression. For a more upbeat track, "No Rain," with its Chinese instrumentation, that gets the heart beating. An imperfect album, but with just enough magic.