Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Quiet Village - Pacific Rhythm

Quiet Village are Joel Martin and Matt Edwards whose debut and long-awaited album Silent Movie is about to drop on Germany's !K7 in a couple of weeks. They previously released their singles on the frustratingly limited Whatever We Want Records and here is an article on the label that ran in the Guardian, which makes for very interesting reading. I've posted the supreme Too High To Move in a previous post and while it is still my favourite Quiet Village record Pacific Rhythm is a very welcome addition to my collection. No idea what the sample source is, or how they cleared it, but it has 'end of the night stunner' written all over it. With it's well placed strings, slo meandering drum lines and uplifting lyrics and especially the way how the vocal gets vocodered at the end this would easily result in hugs aplenty at the end of an emotional and rewarding night amongst the throngs on a dancefloor. Dy-no-mite!

Quiet Village - Pacific Rhythm

Balearic Mike told me in Vinyl Exchange that Joel's record collection makes his own look like it has 'L-plates' on it and to prove it here are his top 20 disco records of all time.


Anonymous said...

where'd that list go?

Marc Kets said...

Looks like they took it down. I'm sure I have a hardcopy of it somewhere, if I find it I'll post it up.

Disco Dave said...

I'm sure you've figured it out by now but the sample for Pacific Rhythm is Sister Sledge's You're A Friend To Me from the classic We Are Family album.