Various Artists

Private Lounge, Vol. 4

  • AllMusic Rating
    5
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

The couch is orangey this time, superimposed over a leafy atrium and flagstones. The two discs are filled with Private Lounge repeat offenders -- Cinematic Orchestra, Tosca, Mark Ricci -- but the material is overwhelmingly strong. First disc highlights include the busy percussion and chopped up strings of Bum Bum's "Light," the fake Ken Nordine musing over Quantic's "Life in the Rain," and Alex Cortiz's recombinant experiment "Funkalicious." Best might be "Farniente," a curious, sexy track remixed by Ricci and billed to Charlotte Rampling. Disc two flows a bit more upbeat style, featuring the subtle tech-house of DJ Rodriguez and "My Magic Carpet" and the Latin overtones of both Physics' "Tie Me Down" and "Omato Grosso" from ADNY.

blue highlight denotes track pick