Various Artists

Lost Treasures: Isle of Ra

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Anybody who's ever been on the periphery of the more popular strands of dance culture can see it as a unseemly collection of shirtless wackos at the height of silly season. Then there are those like DJ Tiesto -- now striding knee deep through warmer waters -- who at least take cracks at "let's have a party" cliché avoidance. Lost Treasures: Isle of Ra is certainly one of the worst compilation titles in some time, but don't be put off the scent: There are Kraftwerk-ian metronome hypnotist gleeps in Groove Park's "Memories" or seamless live clips such as Hole in One's "Life Too Short" that are guided with flexing (almost off-hand) strokes, showing off a stew of progressive trance that doesn't outright bore. And if there isn't much to cause sudden appendages to be thrust skyward, there's enough foot-tapping lightness to serve well in those early morning sit and thinks.