Vocal City

Luomo - Vocal City
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May 23, 2000 / Release Date
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2000 release and the album will still be valid for a thousand years.
The new re-mastering of Luomo's Vocal City delivers a perfect sound cleaning for one of the most definitive moments (or the moment) of danceable electronic music. A milestone that mark a before and after.
One of my all time favorite electronic records. Its appeal to me is almost a paradox: It has the unrelenting energey of the best house music but the soothing, blissed-out nature of the best ambient. It feels equally appropriate for a 4am nightclub set or a walk through the city on a cloudy day. More than anything, it's just unbelievably textured. Every one of the ~10+ min songs here has so much going on and evolves so well that each simultaneously feels hours long and like it passes by in just ... read more
Five years after it helped define microhouse and kick the clicks + cuts aesthetic to the curb, Luomo is reissuing his groundshifting house LP Vocalcity on his own Huume imprint.

New Year's Day, 2003. At a semi-luxury hotel a few kilometers from the coast, a sprawling complex of balconied buildings and a swimming pool nestled next to a stand of trees, a few hundred ravers in summer duds-- some in dirty Diesels, some in bikinis, and all eyes hidden behind enormous, smoke-colored shades-- pivot ... read more
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Added on: October 19, 2014