Away from the Sea

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Away From The Sea
Away From The Sea.jpg
Studio album by Yuksek
Released 9 February 2009[1]
Recorded 2009
Genre Electro house
Length 46:58
Label Barclay, Has Been, Cherrytree
Producer Pierre-Alexandre Busson
Yuksek chronology
Away From The Sea
(2009)
Living on the Edge of Time
(2011)
Singles from Away From The Sea
  1. "Tonight"
    Released: 17 November 2008
  2. "Extraball"
    Released: 30 April 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
strangeglue 5/10 stars[2]
dailymusicguide 2/5 stars[3]
Subba-Cultcha 6/10 stars[4]
URB 4/5 stars[5]
Virgin Media 6/10 stars[6]
XLR8R 5.5/10 stars[7]

Away From The Sea is the debut studio album by French electro house artist, Yuksek. The album was released on 9 Feb 2009 through Barclay Records.

The first single from the album, "Tonight", was performed live in China and featured in the video produced by Peugeot for their 200-year anniversary.[8]

The second single from the album, "Extraball", was used in an advert by the Lacoste clothing brand to release their "Red Label" line of clothing.[9]

The hidden track of the album was composed by The Bewitched Hands. It consists in a rearranged and acoustic version of Tonight. This track is also used at the end of the video clip Tonight, where Yuksek takes part of a choir.[10]

Reception[edit]

The album received average reviews, with the exception of Yuksek's collaboration with Philadelphian singer Amanda Blank, which is often described as the album's highlight.[3][11] Jon Davies, of dailymusicguide, stated that "Spank Rock's Amanda Blank livens up the track with her irresistible flow while Yuksek backs her with outrageously filthy beats and a few riffs stolen from Daft Punk"; while tempering this was his view of the album as a whole, stating that "It's questionable why anyone would want to listen to this when you can hear Justice do this kind of thing infinitely better."[3]
URB magazine were more positive, stating that "Away From The Sea is altogether an impressive effort that establishes Yuksek’s sound without hindering his creativity" and awarding the album 4 out of 5 stars.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Break Ya" Pierre-Alexandre Busson Yuksek 03:30
2. "Tonight" Busson Yuksek 03:13
3. "A Certain Life" Busson Yuksek 03:01
4. "Extraball" (feat. Amanda Blank, Clément Daquin) Amanda Blank, Busson, Clément Daquin Yuksek 03:32
5. "Take A Ride" Busson Yuksek 03:39
6. "I Could Never Be A Dancer" Busson Yuksek 03:15
7. "So Far Away From The Sea" (feat. The Bewitched Hands On The Top Of Our Heads, Melis) Anthonin Ternant, Benjamin Pinard, Nicolas Kartz, Busson Yuksek 03:16
8. "Little Dirty Trip" (Vicarious Bliss remix) Busson Yuksek 04:31
9. "This Is Not Today" (feat. Shitdisco) Busson, Shitdisco Yuksek 04:15
10. "I Like To Play" (feat. The Forum Digital Choir) Busson Yuksek 04:29
11. "So Down" (feat. Chromeo) David Macklovitch, Busson Yuksek, Chromeo 03:44
12. "Freak O Rocker" Busson Yuksek 03:16
13. "Eat My Bear" (feat. Forum Digital Choir) Busson Yuksek 03:17
Total length: 46:58

Personnel[edit]

  • Yuksek – mixing, vocals
  • Photography, Art Direction, Design – Anastasia Constantinescu, Laurent Fetis
    [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Away From The Sea". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Kelly, Brad (5 February 2009). "strangeglue review". strangeglue. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Davies, Jon (9 May 2009). "dailymusicguide review". dailymusicguide. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Merritt, Matt. "Subba-Cultcha review". Subba-Cultcha. Spyre Media. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "URB review". URB magazine. 26 May 2009. Archived from the original on 17 March 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Virgin review". Virgin Media. Virgin Group. 28 April 2009. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Reynaldo, Shawn (19 June 2009). "XLR8R review". XLR8R. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Yu Gong Yi Shan info". 2 June 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Lacoste Red mention". Already Here. May 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xBpT3LAScQ
  11. ^ ladyflash (18 March 2009). "In The Mix - non-professional review". IntheMix. Archived from the original on 15 March 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Away From The Sea at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media, Inc. Retrieved 20 May 2011.