Various Artists – Ping Ambience 2


Release data: Various Artists – Ping Ambience 2 CD-R, Private Release, 2004 This is the second sampler of the Canadian Ambient Ping concert series, this time filled with 13 studio tracks from the same amount of musicians. The disc starts with a weak piece from dreamSTATE, but track two sounds much better with the beautiful textural soundscapes of Alpha Wave Movement, a track I wished…

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Various Artists – Waterhaven


Release data: Various Artists – Waterhaven CD, Earthaven, 2001 The Canadian concept-album “Waterhaven” is a kind of celebration of the water element. Relaxing ocean sounds and seascape environmentals meet with quiet electronic compositions on five tracks. Two tracks are by the duo Danna/Clément, the other three by Stephen Bacchus (aka Grant Mackay). The wonderful 24-minute suite “To the Land beneath the Sea” by Danna/Clément has…

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Various Artists – Wilderness Mysterium


Release data: Various Artists – Wilderness Mysterium CD, Earthaven, 2001 “Wilderness Mysterium” does the same thing as former concept album “Waterhaven”, but now focusses on the beauty and grandeur of the remote Canadian wilderness. Again there’s music of Stephen Bacchus, two tracks by Danna/Clément (“Ontario” and Summerland”) plus two solo-pieces (“Deserted Inlet” and “Wolfsong Night”) by Tim Clément. Although also quiet, I prefer “Waterhaven” above…

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Various Artists – Albedo


Release data: Various Artists – Albedo CD, Ultimae Records, 2005 “Albedo” is another beautifully packaged concept-cd of the French Ultimae-label featuring “11 ambient refractions and kaleidoscopic grooves” by the same number of bands. he cd starts of with a quiet, meandering track by Carbon Based Lifeforms, before things move into the “Wishful Thinking”, a track by Between Interval with lots of rather annoying distorted radio…

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Various Artists – Analogy 2


Release data: Various Artists – Analogy 2 CD, Groove Unlimited, 2006 In 2005 under the title “Analogy, Volume 1”, a compilation cd came out with unreleased material from a lot of interesting electronic musicians. The assignment was to create a piece only using analog equipment. This was a success, hence now a second cd is released (well, the title “Volume 1” already indicated this of…

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Various Artists – Floating Point 3


Release data: Various Artists – Floating Point 3 CD, Iboga/Sofa Beats, 2006 In the world of electronic music it’s always nice to discover new names by means of samplers. This one comes from the Danish Iboga’s sublabel Sofa Beats and is compiled in 2005 by one Michael Banel. The cd features a very nice collection of modern electronic music from all over the globe featuring…

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