Due to this shift, Dan Lacksman (from Telex, producer and sound-engineer of the first album) decided to go his separate way and continued working on other projects like Pangea. The chants were no longer brief, instead extended phrases had been sampled from Hungarian, and Russian.
Hungarian singer Márta Sebestyén and Kate Petrova performed on this album. The duo also performed and produced the remixes for the Youssou N’Dour single “Undecided” in 1994, with guest vocals by Neneh Cherry (who featured on n’Dour’s break-through single “Seven Seconds”).
That same year Deep Forest made remixes for Jon Anderson’s “Deseo”, Apollo 440’s “Liquid Cool” and Cesária Évora’s “My Fatigue is Endless”. In 1996 Deep Forest collaborated with Peter Gabriel on the song “While the Earth Sleeps” which was written for the film Strange Days.
The follow-up third album, Comparsa, contained Spanish chants and sounds. The music is often upbeat and celebratory. The last song from the album, Media Luna, which was also released as a single, features a duet of Syrian and Spanish singers Abed Azrei and Ana Torroja.
The duo collaborated with Joe Zawinul on the song Deep Weather during the recording of the album. Also Jorge Reyes (late Mexican musician), collaborated in this album with percussion, vocals and the flute.
A recording of their live concert in Japan was also released on a CD called Made in Japan. Although all the songs featured in the show are from the previous three albums, they have new often-longer arrangements and all the chants are performed and reinterpreted by live performers.
In 1999 Deep Forest worked with Cheb Mami and Catherine Lara on the song “L’Enfant Fleur” which had been composed for Sol En Si (a French charity which helps HIV families).
In 2000, Deep Forest released their fourth album, Pacifique. This album was composed to support the movie “Le prince du Pacifique” It mixes pacific and island beats with electronic music.
Music Detected was the title of their fifth much-anticipated official Deep Forest album which saw the duo turn its attention to the Far East and the Orient for inspiration.
It also signalled a change in musical style for Deep Forest, from dance to a more rock-influence. They collaborated with Indonesian pop goddess Anggun on the bilingual song Deep Blue Sea which served as the lead single.
In 2003 Deep Forest released a compilation album Essence of the Forest, with some remastered tracks. In 2004 Deep Forest collaborated with Josh Groban, he composed and produced 2 songs on the album Closer. In 2006 Deep Forest Collaborated with Josh Groban on the album Awake.
In 2008 Deep Forest released the album Deep Brasil, a collaboration with Brazilian artist Flavio Dell Isola. During 2009-2010 Deep Forest went with a new band formula on stage and Deep Forest performed in different countries and continents (China, Africa, USA, Japan, France….). In 2014 Deep Forest Released the Album “Deep Africa”
In 2013 Sony music India released Deep India, a Deep Forest and Rahul Sharma collaboration.
Music for films
In 1994, Deep Forest appeared on the soundtrack for Robert Altman’s Prêt-à-Porter with the song “Martha”.
Deep Forest has two tracks on the soundtrack for the 1995 movie Strange Days: “Coral Lounge” and “While the Earth Sleeps” (featuring Peter Gabriel).
One of Deep Forest’s songs, “Night Bird”, was used in the 1996 film version of The Island of Dr. Moreau.
In December 2000, Deep Forest composed a soundtrack for the French film Le Prince du Pacifique. The album, entitled Pacifique, is a return to a more ambient and melancholy sound, with piano themes riding above moody synth textures, Pacific Island chants, scratchy synth-leads and electronic drumming.
In 2004 the duo composed a soundtrack for the Japanese film Kusa No Ran. A remix of “Sweet Lullaby” was also used for Matt Harding’s viral hit “Where the Hell is Matt?”
Both Sanchez and Mouquet have worked over a variety of side-projects and solo albums. Sanchez has two solo albums out and produced Wes successful debut album; while Mouquet created the group Dao Dezi, collaborated with Catherine Lara and arranged Thorgal, he composed and produced songs for Ana Torroja (Mecano), Jean Sebastien Lavoie, and composed and produced songs for Josh Groban.
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