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The 5th Exotic

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followthewaydan Heavy intricate varied Hip/Trip-Hop rhythms fading in and out, wisely chosen vocal snippets, floating keyboards, subtle horn lines and Jazz/Blues/Funk/Soul/Reggae/Ambient overtones.
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maybeyourdaddy Time is the enemy, is why I love this album and what brought me to even pay for this... It speaks volumes. Sit down, have a listen.
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Edgar Libório A must have in every real music lover collection. This album introduced me to many others musicians and influences.
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reflected_shadow This album is a great album to chill to, and the music has an element of surrealism. The beats are great, every song has quality and the album has a smooth flow. One of my favorites.
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Moni Fantastic chillout vibes that won't put you to sleep. Favorite track: The Key Of Blue.
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    A1. Introduction
    A2. The 5th Exotic
    A3. Snakes In The Grass

    B1. Infinite Regression
    B2. Life In The Rain
    B3. Long Road Ahead

    C1. Common Knowledge
    C2. The Picture Inside
    C3. Through These Eyes

    D1. Time Is The Enemy
    D2. In The Key Of Blue
    D3. Meaning

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This is the debut album from multi talented musician and producer Quantic. Having just turned 21 years old at the time of completion, this album was a positive indication of things to follow. Like the Bonobo album ‘Animal Magic’, this entire album was recorded in the writers’ bedroom - showing that DIY culture is strong and healthy in the UK and that good creative music can successfully be made and released to an appreciative audience without unnecessary hype. \\\'The 5th Exotic’ combines a variety of influences from jazz to soul to funk to hip hop. All the tracks have a strong musical element and a variety of tempos but each individual song has a connection which makes the album work as a whole. Like any good album this is one that grows on you with each listen. Richard Dorfmeister (Kruder & Dorfmeister) described ‘The 5th Exotic’ as “one of the best beats albums I have heard in a long time”. It is difficult to pick out favourite tracks as everyone who hears the album expresses a different opinion. The title track combines the sounds of easy listening with hip hop beats. ‘Infinite Regression’ features spoken words with haunting strings. ‘Life In The Rain’ is a massive club anthem that has been working on dancefloors across the world. ‘Through These Eyes’ is an out and out club rocker with its double bass and piano hook combined with tough breakbeats. ‘Time Is The Enemy’ is simply a beautiful piece of music which received wholehearted support from a variety of noteable chill out DJ’s. Overall, ‘The 5th Exotic’ is an accomplished debut album with a sound and style that is truly original.


released June 19, 2001

Written-By, Producer, Arranged By, Guitar, Double Bass – Will Holland


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Quantic New York, New York

Jazz sensibility with future dancefloor orientated grooves, deep funk, tough drums and tropical rhythms.
Will Holland is one of the most talented and prolific artists in the world of alternative dance music today. Recording under various guises, Will first found acclaim as Quantic. ... more


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