Robert Scott Thompson:
A busy, busy man... multi-genre composer, professor, publisher, etc., etc. Robert Scott Thompson has recently shared his Blue Day with the rest of us...
Koji Asano: A Secret Path of Rain (7.9)
(Solstice - 2000) - Following these unpredictable caustic textures is like tracing the splotchy organic corrosion along a length of partially rusty pipe...
Sara Ayers: Sylvatica (8.5)
(Dark Wood Recordings - 2000) - An ethereal collection of sonic experimentation like faded watercolor fantasies for the ears.
Richard Bone: Ascensionism (8.5)
(Quirkworks Laboratory Discs - 2000) - Neo-loungey light-heartedness and some seriously grooving attitudes will stir the blood of all but the most curmudgeonly listener.
farfield: the edges of everything (9.2)
(Farfield - 2000) - Gorgeously understated instrumental presences are merged with the subdued textures and half-heard entities.
James Johnson: Entering Twilight (9.0)
(Hypnos - 2000) - Multiple lush layers entwine and softly levitate, seamlessly and without interruption.
bill laswell: lo. def pressure (9.1)
(quatermass - 2000) - Cross-cultural pollenization has rarely sounded this good... drummy, dreamy textures.
lead: music for storms (8.4)
(adastra - 2000) - As dark and changeable as rain-laden thunderheads, these sounds generate stormy abstract energies.
Send vs. Deep Chill Network: Chilled-Out Funk (8.4)
(Dark Duck - 2000) - Trance-inducing drum-and-drone soundscapes are a nice blend of street-ready percussion and sci-fi atmospherics.
S.E.T.I.: Pod (8.5)
(Ash International - 2000) - Darkly electro-mechanical audiocurrents and rough-edged near-minimalism from the outer limits.
Kent Sparling: Under New Manna (9.2)
(Purling/Jicama Salad Co. - 2000) - Fairly normal instruments are processed into gorgeously unrecognizable mirages and dreamlike surroundings of "picophonics".
Robert Scott Thompson: Blue Day (9.3)
(Aucourant Records - 2000) - Gorgeously-realized dreamworlds which reflect both the lightness and the dark in a misty fantasy land of sonic beauty and mystery
Various Artists: Constant Friction: Collaborations 2 (8.3)
(Lo Recordings - 2000) - The only predictable thing about these quirky collaborations is that each track will be defiantly unconventional.
Various Artists: Economi$ed (8.4)
(Economy Records - 2000) - The first assault wave from a new Sub Label drops its payload of hard-hitting d'n'b style tracks, each laced with ominous vapors of menace.
August Overviews include:
Cyberchump, "Dreams Groove"; Darshan, "The End of Days"; Garden of Dreams, "The Seraphim's Desire"; Undagroun, "These Songs Changed My Life"; Information, "Successor"; Lagowski, "Europa Reprised EP."; Bill Laswell, etc., "City of Light"; Nature (TM), "In a Gentle Mood";
Robert Scott Thompson, "The Silent Shore"; S.E.T.I., "Knowledge"
This Month: "Get Greedy"... 16 artists pick their own rock-star excess.
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