Monday, August 7, 2017

Air Liquide ‎– Nephology - The New Religion

Air Liquide
Nephology - The New Religion
1994 Rising High Records

I had been looking for this release for years and finally picked one up a few months ago. An excellent collection of deep & eerie textures that puts this release high on any electronic music connoisseurs must have list. Think I worked out all the kinks in the mislabeled and misspelled booklet and hope you enjoy as much as I do. For those who can’t remember their German: Erlenmeyerkolben = Erlenmeyer flask / Die Reise Im Teekessel = The Journey in the Kettle (if I remember my German correctly) :)
  1. The Cloud
  2. Semiwave
  3. Die Reise Im Teekessel
  4. Nephology
  5. If There Was No Gravity
  6. Kymnea
  7. Sulfur Clouds
  8. Im Erlenmeyerkolben I
  9. Im Erlenmeyerkolben II
  10. Stratus Static
  11. Cassiopeia
  12. The Clouds Have Eyes
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monday, July 31, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Various ‎– The Secret Life Of Trance (Volume 2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Various Artists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Secret Life Of Trance (Volume 2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1993 Rising High Records

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I honestly wish I had everything this label released. Very difficult to pick 3 from even my collection. Figure this double CD is an excellent sampler of Rising High’s roster from the early 90s that should not disappoint. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Influx - Flexor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Sequential - Trip To Paradise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Resistance D - Eclipse (DSL Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Rising High Collective - Fever Called Love (Hardfloor Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Transform - Transformation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Syzygy - Discovery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. OBX - Eternal Prayer (Caspar Pound Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Perry & Rhodan - The Beat Just Goes Straight On & On
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Balil - Parasight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10. New London School Of Electronics - Voices Of The Rainforest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11. Kibu - Pick Whistle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12. 4Voice - Eternal Spirit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13. Cybertrax - Journey To The Centre Of The Mind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            14. Pink Elln & Atom Heart - Electronique (Live At The Casino Montreux)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            15. Detune - Irradiation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16. Hearts Of Space - Breathe Out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            17. Positive Science - Non Stop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            18. Dreamfish - Underwater
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday, July 24, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Children of the Bong ‎– Sirius Sounds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Children Of The Bong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sirius Sounds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1995 Planet Dog

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It was tough picking the last of three from the kennel with Eat Static & Timeshard being two of my preferences. Opted for Daniel Goganian and Rob Henry’s Children of the Bong. Their posh analogue production matched with exceptional song writing created one of the best releases from the label.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Ionospheric State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Interface Reality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. The Veil...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Underwater Dub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Life On Planet Earth
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, July 20, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Banco De Gaia ‎– Heliopolis (The City Of The Sun Mixes)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Banco De Gaia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Heliopolis (The City Of The Sun Mixes)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1994 Planet Dog/Ultimate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Big Fan of Toby Marks 90’s stuff. This is a smashing re-works collection of a quintessential Banco De Gaia track. All very different, I never could decide (even 23 years later) which one is my favourite.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Heliopolis (Eedupolis Dog Mix)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Various ‎– Planet Dog Peel Sessions - Peel Your Head

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Planet Dog Peel Sessions - Peel Your Head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1995 Strange Fruit

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Banco De Gaia - Gamaleh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Banco De Gaia - Sunspot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Timeshard - Cosmic Carrot (Parts 1+2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Timeshard - Oracle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Timeshard - God Says No To Tomorrow
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Eat Static - Area 51
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Eat Static - Zarbi
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