Booka Shade
Movements


4.0
excellent

Review

by Adash USER (43 Reviews)
November 16th, 2010 | 28 replies | 5,814 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If you like dancing, prancing and romancing, you’ll love Movements

One suspects that when Booka Shade named their latest album, they were thinking more about the physical bouncing that goes on in clubs than any sort of pretentious song structures. If this is the case, then the title is spot on. Every song here is designed specifically to make you move, whether it involves simply nodding your head to the beat in your bedroom or completely losing yourself in the sonorous emanations of colossal speakers in some shadowy, smoke filled club. Body Language and Mandarin Girl are exactly what dance music should be; nothing more, nothing less.

Realizing that a good dance song requires a consistent and concrete beat, Booka Shade anchor each track with a solid bassline and upbeat drums before adding the coup de grace synths or vocal samples that turn this from a solid dance album to a really ***ing good dance album. The sounds used range from the obvious keys and buzzing bass to subtle murmurs of birdsong and whispering voices. Whilst these sounds are often dichotomous, it’s always for the greater good; not once does the music sound forced or disjointed. In fact, the cohesive flow from song to song that arises from mixing in unusual sounds is what makes Movements so good; the temporary respite given by a field full of chirping crickets is the perfect breather before the stomping drums kick in again.

Booka Shade have always been good at what they do, whether it involves ghost producing for M.A.N.D.Y, remixing The Knife or simply producing banging house anthems. On Movements they prove without a doubt that if you’re overweight and in need of exercise, depressed, or just really feel like dancing, they’re the doctors to go see.

And if you’re really lucky, they might prescribe you some pills too.



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Adash
November 16th 2010



1356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

short review, but nothing more really needs to be said

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2010



30893 Comments


Do not like

Digging: FaltyDL - In The Wild

geng
November 16th 2010



1986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They played Warehouse Project in Manchester on Friday. Was going to go for my housemate's birthday but it fucking sold out.

Adash
November 16th 2010



1356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oh haZman always make sure you get your tiks nice and early

how come deviant?

Yotimi
November 16th 2010



6443 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album's awesome. Night Falls and Darko are so good

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2010



30893 Comments


Booka Shade's always been kinda boring imo

pizzamachine
November 16th 2010



12571 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice review, this album needed one.

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
November 16th 2010



3762 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

See this I can get behind!

Digging: Towers - Bel Air Highrise Plantation

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
October 15th 2011



6366 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

In White Rooms, still their best!

Sooooo good!

Digging: Shackleton - Deliverance Series No. 1

foxblood
October 15th 2011



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah in white rooms is the best

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
October 15th 2011



6366 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Would love to see them again live, they have one of the best live shows around

Yotimi
October 15th 2011



6443 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

In White Rooms is great but Darko is def my favorite

pizzamachine
October 15th 2011



12571 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dunno why I didn't rate this.

foxblood
October 15th 2011



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah darko is really good too, and night falls. i used to be at a 4.5 with this, but my rating fluctuates

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
October 15th 2011



6366 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Well yeah, I constantly switch between White Rooms, Darko and the rest.

Birds and the Beats is pretty awesome as well

Adash
October 15th 2011



1356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Such a sexy album. Loving the sinuousness of the synths

foxblood
October 15th 2011



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"sinuousness"

woaah someone on the internet using real vocabulary

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
October 15th 2011



14991 Comments


Real Vocabulary

Adash
October 15th 2011



1356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sinuousity

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
October 15th 2011



6366 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Way too difficult words for a Saturday night



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