Belgium’s music scene has few cornerstones. R&S set a first in the 80s, Soulwax came in the 90s and Eskimo emerged in the early 00s, its evolution since more colourful than all of them combined. Taking music into emotion, introducing new names and spotlighting the cream of the current crop, ‘The Orange Collection’ is bright, genial and buoyant.
‘The Orange Collection’ is the latest installment in a new compilation series on Eskimo based around colours. Following the lauded first three chapters in this enterprising series -Pink, Blue and Green- Eskimo once again selected 12 songs with exquisite care. An effortless journey encompassing a range of sounds through indie dance, nu disco and electronica, it’s reassuring to find that Eskimo still stands for timeless quality and originality.
“The music Eskimo brings forth into the world all maintains a certain feeling, without being beholden to any rigid formula, and the label has approached the divide between electronic and indie music with a reckless abandon that suggests that there is no divide at all.” Thump magazine, November 2014.
1. Anoraak - Odds Are Good
2. Ary - Higher
3. Majestique feat. Lakshmi - Renegades
4. Du Tonc - Animals
5. NTEIBINT feat. Birsen – Riptide
6. This Soft Machine - On & On
7. Tarjei Nygård & Are Foss - Flog
8. Moscoman - Fernandez
9. Horixon feat. Maya - Hold It Like I Own It
10. Trulz & Robin feat. Ost - Find My Love
11. Marvin & Guy - Unfailing Fall
12. Hydrogen Sea - Wear Out (Mees Dierdorp Remix)
Here are, amongst others, a few stores that are offering The Orange Collection on CD:
UK: Amazon - Juno - Piccadilly - Rough Trade - Phonica
BE: Fnac - Bilbo
US: Bent Crayon - Amazon - Cd Universe - Target
DE: JPC - Weltbild - Amazon - Saturn
FR: Fnac - Amazon - Colette
JP: Amazon - Disk Union - HMV - Tower
CH: Soundmedia - CeDe