Music

Morgan Page: Elevate

The newly-minted superstar DJ makes over an impressive variety of music in his clean, tasteful house music style.


Morgan Page

Elevate

Contributors: Morgan Page, Nelly Furtado, Leigh Nash, Delerium, Bitter:Sweet
Label: Nettwerk
US Release Date: 2008-03-25
UK Release Date: 2008-04-14
Amazon
iTunes

The generically-titled Elevate is a bit of a hodgepodge, supplementing an array of Page remixes with a few original tracks. But the Vermont native acquits himself pretty well. Tackling a variety of material, Page makes it all over in his clean-cut, danceable, contemporary house style. The result is pretty cohesive. Leigh Nash, former singer with Sixpence None the Richer, coexists with a compulsive mix of Nelly Furtado's "Maneater", though not even Page can make Delerium's pseudo-Catholic wailing sound up-to-date. He does, however, turn California indie-poppers the Submarines' already-charming "Peace and Hate" into a minor technopop classic. Unfortunately, Page's best-known mix, a take on Stevie Nicks' "Stand Back", isn't here. But his originals aren't half bad. Imagine Nicks' voice instead of Lissie's fronting single "The Longest Road", and it's a smash. If you like a good beat without a lot of cheese, but all that weird techno stuff turns you off, you've got a winner here.

6
Music


Books


Film


Recent
Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Street Art As Sprayed Solidarity: Global Corona Graffiti

COVID-19-related street art functions as a vehicle for political critique and social engagement. It offers a form of global solidarity in a time of crisis.

Music

Gretchen Peters Honors Mickey Newbury With "The Sailor" and New Album (premiere + interview)

Gretchen Peters' latest album, The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury, celebrates one of American songwriting's most underappreciated artists. Hear Peters' new single "The Sailor" as she talks about her latest project.

Music

Okkyung Lee Goes From Classical to Noise on the Stellar 'Yeo-Neun'

Cellist Okkyung Lee walks a fine line between classical and noise on the splendid, minimalist excursion Yeo-Neun.

Film

Alastair Sim: A Very English Character Actor Genius

Alastair Sim belongs to those character actors sometimes accused of "hamming it up" because they work at such a high level of internal and external technique that they can't help standing out.

Music

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's New LP Is Lacking in Songcraft but Rich in Texture

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's The Mosaic of Transformation is a slightly uneven listen. It generally transcends the tropes of its genre, but occasionally substitutes substance for style.

Music

Buzzcocks' 1996 Album 'All Set' Sees the Veteran Band Stretching Out and Gaining Confidence

After the straightforward and workmanlike Trade Test Transmissions, Buzzcocks continued to hone their fresh identity in the studio, as exhibited on the All Set reissue contained on the new box-set Sell You Everything.

Books

Patrick Madden's 'Disparates' Makes Sense in These Crazy Times

There's no social distancing with Patrick Madden's hilarious Disparates. While reading these essays, you'll feel like he's in the room with you.

Music

Perfume Genius Purges Himself and It's Contagious

You need to care so much about your art to pack this much meaning into not only the words, but the tones that adorn and deliver them. Perfume Genius cares so much it hurts on Set My Heart on Fire Immediately.

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Confinement and Escape: Emma Donoghue and E.L. Doctorow in Our Time of Self-Isolation

Emma Donoghue's Room and E.L. Doctorow's Homer & Langley define and confront life within limited space.

Music

Folk's Jason Wilber Examines the World Through a Futurist Lens in 'Time Traveler' (album stream)

John Prine's former guitarist and musical director, Jason Wilber steps out with a new album, Time Traveler, featuring irreverent, pensive, and worldly folk music.

Music

Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers Head "Underwater" in New Video (premiere)

Celebrating the first anniversary of Paper Castles, folksy poppers Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers release an uplifting new video for opening track, "Underwater".

Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews

Features
Collapse Expand Features
PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.