VARIOUS ARTISTS: Intricate Maximals (CD on Audiobulb Records)
This release from 2005 features 79 minutes of illbient compositions.
Featured are tracks by:
Autistici: a moody dose of mechanical ambience.
Prhizzm: goaded on by hissing e-perc, chaos slowly manifests a central harmonic.
Calika: erratic clicks and buzzings coalesce.
Diagram of Suburban Chaos: sighing cybernetics interweave with distorted sounds and truncated vocal syllables.
Taavi Tulev: metallic impacts and clanking bottles provide a beat for some high altitude atmospherics.
Cedar A.V.: conventional instruments take a stab at accompanying illbient aspects.
Marion: playful piece employing futurist sounds to an anthem.
Claudia: a hesitant piece of minimalism.
Unscan: pulsations are trampled by machine beats and ethereal tones.
Disastrato: discordant elements strive to conquer melancholy.
Effacer: a soothing piece utilizing mutated bells and reasonable clicking.
Ochre: an urgent track that seems determined to snip away the end of every sound.
Room: enduring textures punctuated by subtle effects.
Another Electronic Musician: a vibrating backdrop hosts an electrified display.
Build: a pleasant dose of ambience is set upon by insidious cybernetic insects.
Rodolphe Kuffer: quirky embellishments duel for supremacy.
Robin Judge: crunching sounds mix with an advancing beep.
OTI: astral harmonics are gnawed upon my nanobots.
Fans of Autechre and Merzbow will enjoy hearing what newcomers are doing in this concrete genre.
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Shadowmath (Fateless Flows Collective Vol. 2) CD on Fateless Flows Music)
This release from 2005 features 73 minutes of versatile EM created by musicians from the Los Angeles area.
Indicia: seductive rhythms are enhanced by surging electronics and treated lilting voices.
Appogee: vocal snippets surface amid a pleasantly grinding EM tapestry.
Kathie Talbot: a cinematic piece livened by insistent percussion and sweeping sensibilities.
Dream Electric: electrified impacts conspire with blooping harmonics.
Tripform: languid textures support stately beats and trippy effects.
The Luxury Tax: an ambient track fights to hold off rock inclinations.
Zygote: illbient e-perc augments a lush pastiche of sighing electronics.
Surface 10 Activity: harsh whirrings and discordant notes form an alliance.
Another track by the Luxury Tax: dynamic rhythms chase a fleeing melody.
A second piece by Appogee: desert guitar lends an arid flair to unpredictable techno.
Constant Flux: agitated cybernetics harry peaceful female crooning.
Another Dream Electric track: abrasive e-perc accretes a frenzied harmonic.
Another piece from Kathie Talbot: regal melodies are deconstructed into a swaying commotion.
Mr. Soon: snappy rhythms frolic with techno keys.
Niture: elongated tonalities swim with hissing tempos.
Vic Hennegan: symphonic EM blended with a touch of sedate ambience.
Subversive Element: a rising tide of machinery generates a haunting air.
And a finishing track by Surface 10 Activity: a plethora of samples combine to form a diffident coda.
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Syntonic Waves, Vol. 9 (CD on Spheric Music)
This release from 2004 features 73 minutes of previously unreleased EM tracks.
Included on this release are tracks by:
Skylander: a lively tune with frolicsome e-perc and flutish outbursts.
Startle B: a more sedate piece with organ and crystalline keys trembling underneath durable rhythms.
Miroslav Mirocho: an uplifting tune that combines nimble-fingered piano with swishing electronic effects.
Joh & Marvin: a chillout track that intertwines engaging riffs with an atmospheric ambience.
Christian Zander: a surging piece that infuses machines with jubilance.
Descon-Mission: a pleasant excursion into mildly energetic drifting.
Alien VS: an extraterrestrial appraisal of modern conflicts set to imperious harmonics.
Reuter/Nies: a pensive piece with softly locomotive urgency.
Liese & Kopper: a slice of yesterday styled in the Berlin School of Electronics, circa the late Seventies.
Lambert: a spry track that employs symphonic keyboards and rhythmic propulsion.
Bay: a dreamy piece that utilizes peppy pulsations in conjunction with sweeping ambience to achieve an arid disposition.
Dayflight: a homage to DrumíníBass with urban overtones.
Traumklang: a regal dose of EM with twinkling keys and mounting e-perc that slowly evolves epic proportions.
Ralf Weiden: a majestic closer that tastefully emulates Vangelis.
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