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Artist: Rhythm and Sound
Title: The Versions & w/ The Artists
Format: CD
Label: Asphodel (@)
This review is for two CDs, sold separately, but released simultaneously. "The Versions" is the instrumental version of "w/ the Artists", an 8 track dub/reggae/electronic music work of love by Berlin producers Mark Ernestus and Moritz von Oswald, who have been working on the right balance between minimal technoid electronica and roots reggae for many years. Recorded in Berlin, New York and Jamaica, "w/ the Artists" features vocals by Cornell Campbell, Jennifer Lara, Paul St. Hilaire, Shalom, the Chosen Brothers, Jah Batta and Love Joy. Altough I would usually tend to prefer an instrumental version of a record like this I must say that the vocal record is not too bad. It actually flows smoothly and the sweet singing parts are pleasing to listen to.
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Artist: GOR (@)
Title: Qumran
Format: CD
Label: Prikosnovenie (@)
Distributor: Audioglobe
Lately Francesco Banchini has been more active as Gor than as Ataraxia's percussionist. QUMRAN is his latest effort and it seems that it's his most particular one. Not only for the music but mainly because it's the first one that needed a direct explanation from the musician as QUMRAN is the result of his personal path into spiritual research. Here're a couple of excerpts of what he wrote into the CD: "Qumran is the name of a region in Transjordan and precisely in a site where the essens lived (from 138 b.c. to 68 a.d.) the Hebrew community which lived to research knowledge and God. The journey I went through tends towards the research of God touching the various aspects of the monotheistic religions. In this context you will listen to different ritualistic music forms linked together by the Hebrew and Christian biblical texts" and "The objective is to give a message of reciprocal respect so that differences can go on together, understanding and accepting each other, doing something concrete for this world, no letting it die in the hands of egoistic people who make religion their shield". As you can imagine the music has got a deep middle-eastern taste with a lot of chants, percussions and characteristics instruments. While his old works had different moments / atmospheres performed with different instruments, QUMRAN is the most homogenic and only the last track "Miryam" remember me a little some tracks of "Ialdabaoth", his most dark release. Approach yourselves to this CD being aware that this isn't only music.
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Artist: Mark Farina (@)
Title: Air Farina
Format: CD
Label: OM records (@)
World acclaimed Dj Mark Farina has been world-trotting for years now but he seems to master the art of manufacturing time to produce his own music. His debut, "Air Farina", is a concept album, where the theme, transcontintenal flight, is portrayed with a number of samples from airports, air traffic control towers, flight assistants, pilots etc. Born and raised in Chicago, closely in touch with the Detroit scene and always into the San Fran vibe, Mark Farina masters a style of his own that fuses instrumental urban sounds, soulful acid jazz and funky house. Those of you who know Farina will certainly remember his cassette series Mushroom Jazz or stuff he recorded under different monikers, such as Urban Backcountry and Bernal Boogie. Guests on this album include Kaskade, People Under the Stairs, Sean Haynes and Lance Desardi. Available as CD and double vinyl.
Artist: Psychonauts
Title: Songs for Creatures
Format: CD
Label: Gigolo (@)
Distributor: Caroline
After releasing remixes for David Holmes, Money Mark, Gina X, Saint Etienne, Pauul Weller and Liquid Liquid, among others, on Mo'Wax, the Psychonatus (Paul Mogg and Pablo Clements) have now been signed by Gigolo and have released their debut "Songs for Creatures", which is sort of a combination of funky electronic music, loungy disco and white r'n'b pop. The album transpires the fresh and euro-style night live of a city like London. Furthermore it is one of those albums where programmed music intertwines with live performances in a very warm and un-intellegible way, naturally and smoothly. Guest vocals by Sam Lynham from Output label artist Gramme, Domino label artist James Yorkstone from The Beta Band, Siobain Fahey, Ghost, React label artist Seb, Chancer and Jason Rowe. Available as digipack CD and double vinyl.
Nov 20 2003
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Artist: Monolake (@)
Title: Momentum
Format: CD
Label: ml/i (Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music)
Distributor: Caroline
Robert Henke's parents must be proud. Their son is a genius who either gets people excited about his music or gets other people to make exciting music to get more people excited about their music, made with the ground-breaking software called Abelton Live, programmed by Robert Henke himself. I was in New York City at AES (Audio Engineering Society) when Live 2 was announced (now also supported as a rewire application for those of you who like me are sold to Pro Tools) and at about the same time Monolake's new album "Momentum" was released, with a front cover art work by Alexey Paryla. Musically challenging and sophisticated, "Momentum" takes electronic music to new heights with exquisite and elegant arrangements and sounds built around an otherwise minimal floor of refined glitch-tronica. This albums displays such a wide array of colorations that you'll never get bored listening to it. Compared to other albums he put out, this one is maybe a touch darker and colder (in a good way) and the minimal techno beats drive through the entire magma of cybernetic sonic artifacts like a modern hi speed steel train running through Berlin's drop-dead cold and flat fields covered in ice. Very exciting...
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