It's been pleasurable and informative to speak with Richard; I appreciated the opportunity to question him about his out-of-the-norm stylings.
Lisa Carbon: Trio De Janeiro (8.4)
(Quatermass - 2001) - Moog-powered culture-crossers are heated up by Brazilian accents and rhythms.
Richard Chartier: decisive forms (8.5)
(trente oiseaux - 2001) - This microscopic endeavor sometimes slips into states of apparent nonexistentialism, but upon close observation, much artistry is revealed.
Cyber Zen Sound Engine/Matt Borghi:
The Intercepted Transmissions (9.1)
(N-Light-N Records - 2001) - Fall into the fading hues of a most personal autumn with restrained music and more-abstract atmospherics.
David Darling: Cello Blue (8.3)
(Hearts of Space - 2001) - An instrumental enchanter seems to emanate from a small, cello-heavy orchestral group of gentle craftiness.
Dweller at the Threshold: Ouroborus (8.4)
(Binary - 2001) - A veritable universe is constructed on layers of electronic keyboardsounds by three men who know certainly how to use them.
eM: all the stars burning bright (8.7)
(the Foundry - 2001) - A beguiling vision of spacemusic achieves a captivating balance of astrophysical phenomena and abstract beauty.
André Estermann: Balloon (9.1)
(Sellwell - 2001) - Buoyant electronic ephemera with spunky percussion is not too heavy, not too light....
Dean Santomieri: The Boy Beneath the Sea (8.3)
(the Foundry - 2001) - Upon an ominously flowing soundtrack, a twisted fairy tale provides a decidedly different aural experience.
Rasa: Union (8.3)
(Hearts of Space - 2001) - Exotic multi-ethnic instrumentation and neo-ancient explorations transcends boundaries of race and time.
David Shea: Tryptich (8.3)
(Quatermass - 2001) - An often overwhelming three-piece suite is an exercise in wide-ranging explorational musicollage compositions.
Michael Stearns: The Storm (8.7)
(Spotted Peccary - 2001) - This audiometeorological journey offers various (often quite dark) perspectives on life and its many storms and calms.
v/a: 5x (8.5)
(Dark Duck - 2001) - Definition-defying audioexperimentations tend to be alluringly blurred soundscapes rather than in-your-face antics.
v/a: 6x (8.3)
(Dark Duck - 2001) - Nine tracks of merge the flavorings of eight cooks into one decidedly unusual broth.
v/a: bip-hop generation v.3 (8.7)
(bip-hop - 2001) - Another global gathering of notable electronicians, showcasing their pleasingly diverse styles.
v/a: discotheque bruitisme (8.4)
(Erneuerter Prozess - 2001) - Experimental dancetronica from the roughened edge ranges from floatable boppiness to "duck and cover!".
v/a: sunset magnetic north (8.6)
(Waveform - 2001) - The seductive activities of these Canadian-spawned electrons keep temperatures up and pulses thumping for more than 72 minutes.
v/a: voodoo roux (8.5)
(Waveform - 2001) - A zesty/mellow mostly-European stew of mid-tempo beats and smooth-flowing synthscapes is tasty and intoxicating.
vidnaObmana: Tremor (9.2)
(Release - 2001) - An eerie beauty exists where all things Obmana seem to converge in darkly delightful ambiguities.
Wilt: amidst a spacious fabric (8.4)
(Ad Noiseam - 2001) - Experimental dark ambience and noise from the sounds of a zither being monstrously distorted.
z.e.l.l.e.: nth (8.3)
(Line - 2001) - Dwell in a practically subaudible world of gaseous vapors, almost-imperceptible clicks, low-frequency hums and various hybrids thereof.
October/November Overviews include:
Koji Asano, "The End of August"; Leitmotiv, "la révérence"; M.A.J.O.R., "Master and Juggernaut of Rhymes"; niobe, "radioersatz"; Radiowave, "Journey Thru OZ!";
This Month: "Red, White and Blues"... 9 artists give post-09/11 observations.
New Links to:
Ars Electronica Festival, Darshan Ambient, E.D.T.,
Glurp Online (Robert Rich fansite),
3 particles, Ultima-Thule