Joint Efforts- “The Album” is the outcome of an idea born several years ago on the EM forum emportal.info. I’m personally not a fan of compilation-albums, and like only those, which feature unique tracks.
Fortunately, “The Album” is an exception, as this double album contains all unique tracks in a whole range of styles. In addition, it offers the great opportunity to find out what’s going on in the Em scene since a couple of years. In that perspective, this album is a great platform for the rather unknown electronic musicians from all over the globe to get their voice heard.
There are 20 tracks in total, offering a very nice and accessible collection of contemporary electronics. What all excellent produced pieces have in common is a comfortable and warm but also lively atmosphere.
Although many may know I have a preference for ambient space music (like the great vintage/classical ambiences of Von Haulshoven, Polaris or Alpha Wave Movement), I also get a kick from up-tempo and very well sequenced pieces such as those by Corporation or Voynich, who are all featured on the first disc.
Disc two offers more recommended listening, of which I just swiftly like to mention the excellent rendered imaginary music by e.g. Russell Storey, Chromengel and Eric G, next to AEM’s peppy sequencer piece with strong retro flavours without omitting all the others.
The price of this unique, factory pressed double-cd has been set at only Euro 18,50 (plus shipping charges), so all who want to support electronic music and keep it alive and kicking, do buy a copy.
For further info and many soundclips, simply visit www.myspace.com/emportalinfo or www.emportal.info
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