In The Nursery:
Nigel and Klive Humberstone tell about their 20 years of filmic sounds, and their newest release, groundloop.
figure: my spine is the bow that breaks (8.9)
(Multimood - 1999) - Twistedly artistic sculptures of sound, energy and feeling are built of two-parts familiar to ten-parts of the utterly unimaginable..
In The Nursery: groundloop (8.4)
(ITN Corporation - 2000) - A stylish blend of classic orchestral instrumentation with modern electronics stir the mind and spirit.
Ma Ja Le / James Johnson: Live Under a harvest Moon (9.0)
(Zero Music - 1999) - This limited edition release reaps a delicious 55.5-minute bounty of ambient/musical hybrids as sown by Ma Ja Le and James Johnson.
noisex: 1920.00 (8.5)
(Ant-Zen - 1999) - Noisily dark techno explodes with technical savvy, punkish belligerence and a sense of pit-bull playfulness.
Dino Pacifici: Hallowed Ground (8.4)
(Dance Plant - 1999) - Take a journey into ambient worlds of wonder with faux-tribal touches.
retro-a.k.a.: synaesthesia (8.7)
(Stalplaat - 1999) - Quietly noisy sounds form pleasantly dissonant atmospheres.
Steve Roach: the deam circle (9.1)
(Timeroom Editions - 1999) - This appreciated re-release delivers uninterrupted immersion in a soft, warm, gently undulating pool of sound.
Various Artists: Convergent Evolution (9.1)
(GreenHouse - 1999) - A most impressive debut from a new, but very focused, ambient label.
February Overviews include:
E. J. Cryan, "E. J. Cryan"; Enigma, "The Screen Behind the Mirror"; In The Nursery, "Duality"; Stephen Philips, "In The Moonlight"; Thread, "In Sweet Sorrow", Various Artists, "arctic circles 2"
This Month: "The Written Word"... 16 artists reveal their literary favorites.
Contributed Reviews from the attentive ears of Stephen Fruitman include: Brian Eno, "Kite Stories"; Pablo's Eye, "Realismo"
New Links to: Andrew Lagowski's new website, Backroads Music, club-life.net, Dutch East India, imachination recordings, Internal Fusion