Various - Fell From The Sun: Downtempo & After Hours 1990-91
|Availability:||OUT OF STOCK|
|Status:||SIGN UP FOR RESTOCK NOTICE|
Since the house music explosion of 1987, Britain had had a whistle in its mouth, and it needed a lie down. February 1990 brought two records that were made to accompany the sunrise and would shape the immediate future: The KLF's Chill Out was a continuous journey, a woozy, reverb-laden mix; and Andrew Weatherall's drastic remix of Primal Scream's "Loaded" slowed down the pace on the dancefloor itself, right down to 98 beats per minute.
Within weeks, a whole wave of similarly chilled, floaty, mid-tempo records appeared. Amazingly atmospheric records such as the Grid's "Floatation", which married the new-age relaxation method du jour with Jane Birkin-like breathy sighs; BBG's "Snappiness", which was all sad synth pads and Eric Satie piano; and The Aloof's "Never Get Out Of The Boat", which re-imagined "Apocalypse Now" as if it had been shot in Uxbridge.
Compiled by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley, Fell From The Sun gathers the best of the 98bpm records that soundtracked the summer of 1990. This was a modernist sound, grabbing bits of the past, the feel of the immediate now, and creating something entirely new. There was a notable 90s-does-60s vibe, a neo-psychedelia that didn't involve guitars.
Heavyweight double vinyl produced by ACE Records in 2022. Gatefold sleeve. UK Import.
1. HIGHER THAN THE SUN (HIGHER THAN THE ORB) (Extended Mix) - PRIMAL SCREAM
2. IT COULD NOT HAPPEN (Essential Trance Hall Mix) - CRITICAL RHYTHM feat JANGO THRILLER & VANDAL
3. CASCADES (Hypnotone Mix) - SHEER TAFT
4. AFRIKA (Love And Laughter Remix) - HISTORY feat Q-TEE
5. FLOATATION (Original Version) - THE GRID
6. SPEEDWELL (Radio Edit) - SAINT ETIENNE
7. FALLEN (Album Version) - ONE DOVE
8. TEMPLE HEAD (Pacific Mix - Airwaves) - TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND
9. JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE (Electro Instrumental Mix) - MASSONIX
10. U MAKE ME FEEL (Running Water aka Workhouse Mix) - ELSI CURRY
11. I DON’T EVEN KNOW IF I SHOULD CALL YOU BABY (Marshall Jefferson Symphony Mix) - SOUL FAMILY SENSATION
12. SNAPPINESS (7” Edit) - BBG
13. NEVER GET OUT THE BOAT (The Flying Mix) - THE ALOOF
14. SPIRITUAL HIGH (The Moodfood Megamix) – MOODSWINGS