Stephen Philips (leader of Dark Duck Records) keeps busy by discovering new ambient/electronic talents, as well as releasing his own works under various pseudonymous projects.
richard chartier: series (8.3)
(LINE - 2000) - Explore the turn-it-up-or-you'll-miss-it realms of hyper-micro-minimalism.
Deep Chill Network: Dreams 3 (8.7)
(Dark Duck - 2000) - Unhurried aural tranquility flows and spreads throughout these longform meditations of subtly shifting soundscapes.
M. Griffin/D. Fulton: The Most Distant Point Known (8.9)
(Hypnos - 2000) - A tranquilly immersive speed-of-sound trip into the distance of dark and spacey realms.
Juno Reactor: Shango (9.0)
(Blue Room - 2000) - Dazzling electronica which is as beautiful as it is aggressive hits hard with vivid electronic excursions.
Kolo: Diversions of Granduer (8.8)
(C-FOM - 2000) - From sterile silicon origins come warm and invigorating synthtrips into various realms of intelligent electronics.
komet: rausch (9.2)
(12k - 2000) - Proving that less can indeed be more, tiny bleeps and beats are strung together in patterns which evoke warmth..
Stephen Philips: Natural Environments (8.4)
(Dark Duck - 2000) - Captured sounds of nature and humanity are backed by atmospheric electronics.
Sykes: I Witness (9.0)
(Iris Light - 2000) - Delicious beatronics explore many moods, most being in a rather energetic vein.
Various Artists: pegged (8.3)
(Zenapolæ - 2000) - From electronic ambient to IDM to exploratory soundscrapes to audio-abstractionism and virtually anything in-between.
Various Artists: The Archipelago: Islands (8.5)
(the archipelago - 2000) - Go island-hopping with six artists to the far-flung regions of their sonic imaginations.
Various Artists: variious (8.4)
(Intransitive - 2000) - 2 CDs of exploratory sonic mutations reveal just how far "sound" can be bent in very different directions.
When: Writercakebox; The Unblessed World of When (8.3)
(Jester - 1999) - Unabashedly unfettered imagination is showcased in an onslaught of maniacal audiocollagework and off-kilter arrangements
erik wollo: guitar nova (8.4)
(Spotted Peccary / Wanderings - 2000) - Unassuming acoustic beauty smolders with the slow-burning radiance of nimble fingering and serene moods.
zer0 0ne: prot0type2 (8.3)
(Waveform - 2000) - Transmit yourself into a quadrant of electronic activities which smoothly groove with impeccable arrangements and sharp production.
November Overviews include:
L. Gaab, "Resurections"; Bob Holroyd, "A Different Space"; People Like Us, "Lassie House/Jumble Massive"; pole, "3"; Sasha & John Digweed, "Communicate"
This Month: "Support"... A delayed Thanksgiving from 10 artists.
New Links to: aquaFM home of the Hyperreal Ambient.01 comp,
Intransititive Recordings, The Unquiet Void... and more to be updated ASAP.