Personnel includes: Katrina Mitchell (vocals); Nacer Arab (guitar).
Personnel: Katrina Mitchell (vocals).
Audio Mixers: Tommy Hools; Jim O'Rourke.
Audio Remixer: Jim O'Rourke.
Laid back French mix-master Kid Loco (a.k.a. Jean Yves Prier) makes dreamy, downtempo mood music of a most delectable and contemporary stripe. Snippets of live instrumentation augment a tapestry of samples to create cinematic soundscapes that swirl over shifting, narcotic beats. PRELUDE TO A GRAND LOVE STORY is a record of remixes of tracks from Kid Loco's full-length love poem to his wife, A GRAND LOVE STORY. The evocative, Middle Eastern-flavored "She's My Lover" gives way to the expansive, sing-song feel of "Love Me Sweet," featuring vocals by Katrina Mitchell, and the taut, interactive rhythms of "Relaxin' With Cherry." These three tracks receive additional re-mixes from such guests as St. Etienne, Dimitri From Paris, Gak Sato, and Jim O'Rourke. The re-mixes are fresh and imaginative throughout, transforming each familiar composition into a new sonic journey. PRELUDE is inviting and seductive DJ magic.
CMJ (6/28/99, p.26) - "...Heartwarming ambiance radiates through the record's melodic vocals and chunky trip-hop grooves..."