Overtone singer Jim Cole has just released his collaboration with Alpha Wave Movement, Bislama.
Alpha Wave Movement & Jim Cole: Bislama (8.9)
(Spectral Spiral - 2001) - Two artists combine their best traits to transcend toward ephemeral, slightly-ethno-flavored realms of audio imagination.
Richard Bone: Tales from the Incantina (8.5)
(Indium - 2001) - Beatless synthmelodies are indistinct enough to tell whatever stories you want to hear, as long as they're steeped in serenity.
Darshan: Ambient (8.7)
(Darshan Music - 2000) - Ambient music which utilizes the best of both concepts... ephemeral soundshapes drift for nearly one hour.
diatonis: the endless knot (8.3)
(Diatonis - 2000) - Emphasising the percussive and the amorphous, atmospheric instrumentals tread unknown realms in seven ritualistic soundscenes.
Farfield: Dust and Glass (8.2)
(Farfield - 2000) - Locational samples from the UK help, and hinder, these ambient/electronic creations.
green isac: groundrush (8.3)
(Spotted Peccary - 2000) - Ancient and futuristic influences are melded into smooth-though-rhythmic cybershamanic soundstreams.
James Johnson: Linger (9.0)
(Space for Music - 2000) - For one short hour, shape-shifting realms of vastness, softness and transcendental lightness will linger in your environment.
markus reuter: digitalis (8.4)
(Hypnos - 2000) - Real-time compositions on the Warr Guitar flow like two extended (and slowly mutating) environments.
Stephanie Santé: immaculate conceptions (8.2)
(Santé Music - 2000) - Audiodreamscapes lie along some imaginary boundary between new age stylings and ambient shapelessness.
Spacecraft: Summer Town (8.3)
(Space for Music - 2001) - Shapeless explorations by way of one 55-minute-long musical/textural evolution.
Mark Springer: Nature/Music/Food/The Stars And The Planets (8.5)
(Exit - 2000) - Stunning piano work with a renegade streak, playfully twisting conventional forms in extravagant new contortions.
Tetris: Tetris (8.5)
(Pork - 2000) - Warm and sunny sounds for Spring are being exported from
Russia in these nine crisp electronic instrumentals
Ulver: Perdition City (8.7)
(Jester Records - 2000) - Gorgeously arranged (though sparklingly dark) musical themes are a dazzling mindmovie soundtrack.
Ilpo Väisänen: Asuma (8.3)
(MEGO - 2001) - For fans of that crunchy microsound, these strange inhuman spaces allow for human visitations of introspection and wonder...
v/a: 3x (8.3)
(Dark Duck - 2001) - A hodge-podge of recombined sounds from various artists is mind-altering stuff.
v/a: did you see (8.5)
(deFocus - 2000) - Smooth-though-beaty electronic reveries glimmer and shine, though at restrained levels of intensity.
v/a: Dreams & Shadows (8.4)
(Spotted Peccary - 2000) - Nine incredibly placid tracks of shapeless loveliness float above any preconceptions (and take you with them).
v/a: Fahrenheit Project Part One (8.5)
(Infinium Records - 2000) - Smooth electronic sounds mark a sensual and varied convergence of trance and ambient
v/a: MetaSynthia 2 (8.6)
(Glenn Bledsoe - 2001) - Exciting new audio and visual worlds come to fruition "where ear, eye and imagination meet".
v/a: sR:ample (8.3)
(souRce research recordings - 2001) - Various Artists twist their sounds into many strange new shapes with an inclination toward mechanized noise and/or vaporous residues
Miki Yui: lupe luep peul epul (8.7)
(LINE - 2001) - Subtle surrealistic sounds and not-too-abrasive microscopics result in a pleasantly light immersion into the enigmatic.
April Overviews include:
Eric Alexandrakis, "I.V. Catatonia"; Jim Cole and Spectral Voices, "Coalescence"; Bill Laswell/Mick Harris, "Somnific Flux"; Iara Lee, "Modulations"; John Williams, "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"
This Month: " Encouraging Words?"... 16 artists give good advice to a friend who's down...
Contributed Reviews provided by Alex Copeland include:
Tetsu Inoue, Psycho Acoustic"; Jochem Paap, "Vrs-Mbnt-Pcs 9598 II"
New Links to:
Ambient Visions, Hypnos' forums page, France's Scandium Records, Space For Music Festival 2001 - May 26 Concert (Giles Reaves, Vir Unis, Interstitial, Ma Ja Le, James Johnson, Spacecraft)