Deep Forest – Deep Forest
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 41:04 min | 1993 | 103 MB | 10% Recovery Record
This record is a must have, because it defined a new era of crossover-style music. It took Pygmies and put them to an Enigma beat, with an occasional broken English (Dutch syntax?) commentary. Sounds cheezy, but it really works.
The band describes themselves as not a band. “Deep Forest” is a project, according to its creators. Therefore, the album is a stand-alone work, except that it enjoyed such an unpredicted success that it spawned a series of projects.
I first bought this album as an import in the early 90’s. “Sweet Lullaby” had been getting some pretty frequent radio play on the San Francisco alternative rock stations, and it was simply intriguing. Nobody had ever heard voices like this. Mix in ambient jungle sounds. Synthetic beat. What a combination? Sound strange? It’s not that different from what we hear today from Fatboy Slim and Moby, except of course with Pygmies. I don’t think many have dared to replicate it.
01 – Deep Forest
02 – Sweet Lullaby
03 – Hunting
04 – Nightbird
05 – The First Twilight
06 – Savana Dance
07 – Desert Walk
08 – White Whisper
09 – The Second Twilight
10 – Sweet Lullaby (Ambient Mix)