Mario & Vidis

“Changed Album Sampler”

SILENCE009 scanZoom inLabelSilence Music
Cat. No.SILENCE009
FormatEXCL12"I
Orders fromFri, 14 Oct 2011
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Review

A1. Changed feat. Ernesto (Dub) A2. Suspend The Feeling feat. Giedre B2. Slow feat. Giedre B1. When Nobody Listens 2011 has seen a string of stellar releases from the dynamic force giving house music a new accessible heartbeat, Mario & Vidis. Now, ahead of their album set for release in January, the ‘Changed Sampler’ lands featuring a dub version of Future Classic anthem ‘Changed’ and three additional choice cuts. An apt advocate to the new age slow house sound they are making their own, Mario & Vidis will fully unveil their masterful debut album ‘Changed’ this coming winter but here lies a taste of both proceeding discs. A prelude to the wide musical terrain these Lithuanian scene pioneers are striding through, the album sampler captures a glimpse of the epic soundscapes, hypnotic pop melodies and ghostly soul that ultimately leads into raw house on disc two. The record for which Mario & Vidis made their name, ‘Changed’, was co-written by Ernesto after the duo admired his earlier inspiring releases. Here you can experience the track stripped of vocals and get to the bare bones and bleeps of its dreamy electronic pop trajectory, while final sampler track ‘When Nobody Listens’ explores a deep jazz sensibility akin to a spaced-out Fat Freddy’s Drop ensemble, uplifting and reflective all at once. Lithuanian homegrown talent features heavily on the album and one of the contributing vocalists, Giedre, is introduced on ‘Suspend The Feeling’ and ‘Slow’. An Illustration of the diverse spectrum of electronic voices emerging out of Eastern Europe, Giedre first lends her luxe Roisin Murphy-esque vocals to the atmospheric chimes and swirling electronic melody of ‘Suspend The Feeling’. In the mischievously sexy ‘Slow’, heavy beats and spooky vibrations prevail beside her feisty tones. The unique partnership between Mario (Marijus “Mario” Adomaitis) & Vidmantas “Vidis” Cepkauskas formed in 2007 in their Lithuanian base, where they remain. Vidis is a master of reinvention with a

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