"Idealism" is a gorgeous labor of love that will thrill diehard Daniel Wang and Balihu fans and undoubtedly open up a new album-oriented audience to his work. As with all Daniel Wang (and Environ) releases, it`s about the details: from the radical re-working of his rare 12" tracks to the mastering by Don Grossinger (Salsoul, West End). Opening up with the spectacular vocoded intro of "Let`s Go To Mars," the album stays in touch with Daniel`s fascination with the dancefloor and dubbed-out funk, disco and jazz. Rare tracks like "Rings of Saturn" (of which only 150 white labels were distributed to DJs) and brand-new gems such as "Ambiguity" showcase the spaced, sweaty pulses that made his unique 12"s into club DJ`s crate classics. However, the acid-reggae epic "Islands" or his sci-fi Theremin cover of the jazz standard "Misty" makes this an ideal headphone listening album as well. NOTE: This is the original album, not the reissue!
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