Saturday, June 24, 2017

Various ‎– From Here To Tranquility












Various Artists
From Here To Tranquility
1993 Silent

If I can remember correctly back to 1993, I’m thinking this was my introduction to the Silent label and my beginning of Ambient being my go-to genre. As I re-rip this gem I’m reminded of how much I enjoyed this release. I had the pleasure of corresponding with Kim Cascone (Label founder) back in the early 90’s. After he left the label in 1996 it changed direction and soon closed in 1998. In 2016 Kim resurrected the captivating label and has recently released two new volumes of the From Here To Tranquility series, which is super exciting for us followers.
  1. Michael Mantra - Sonic Alter
  2. H2O - Undersea
  3. XKP - Heart Ov Thee Would
  4. Spice Barons - Spice Of God
  5. Spacetime Continuum - 2 Pro1
  6. Heavenly Music Corporation - ReEntry (Trip Edit)
  7. Artificial Paradise - Les Fleurs Du Mal
  8. The Dark Beautiful - Diaphenous
  9. Hyperdelicious - Tales Of Suspense
  10. Psychic TV - Coumpletion 4A
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tuesday, June 20, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Subsurfing ‎– Frozen Ants












                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Subsurfing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Frozen Ants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1994 Apollo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fronted by English producer/engineer Greg Hunter and Japanese instrumentalist/producer OBI. A transcendent ambient dub album of the 90’s that is joyride for your ears.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. The Number Readers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Face With Corn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Frozen Ants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Sleepless Snake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Angel Fish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. She Swims Above The Horizon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. H.S.J.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday, June 18, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Locust ‎– All Your Own Way











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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All Your Own Way
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1998 Apollo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mark Van Hoen is a celestial being in my electronic music world. Everything he touches is gold. From Seefeel to Scala and Autocreation to his solo work it’s all just stunning. Although I prefer the dark, foreboding textures of his early work, Morning Light is in my top 10 albums of all time. Couple exclusive tracks on this brilliant single.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Sweet Sky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Murderer, Dreamer
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Various ‎– Apollo - Past > Present > Future












                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Various Artists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Apollo - Past > Present > Future
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    So much gold in this catalogue. Was going to post one of the “Apollo” comps but they seem to be easily available (maybe we'll post them later). Not quite as brilliant of a compilation as the mentioned, but a fair sampling of the magic this label brought us. I highly recommend checking out label member Synkro for some brilliant modern music.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Locust - One Way Or Another
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Mundo Muzique - Andromeda
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Dave Angel - Dreams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Manna - Who Changed The Order?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Golden Girls - Kinetic (David Morley Apollo Mix)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Subsurfing - The Number Readers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Locust - Just Like You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Underworld - Sola Sistim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13. Paul White - Alien Nature
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Monday, June 12, 2017

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CJ Bolland ‎– Electronic Highway












                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CJ Bolland
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1995 R&S Records

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A brilliant trancey, techno, break-beat masterpiece. Christian Jay Bolland is one of the true standouts on the R&S label. Exposed early to dance music with his parents owning a club in Antwerp where his mother Dj’d (too cool) he always produces top-shelf music.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. The Tower Of Naphtali
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Con Spirito
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