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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The term "ambient music" was coined back in the 1970s by Brian Eno, who envisioned a variant on composer Paul Hindemith's idea of gebrauchsmusik ("functional music"). Eno's "ambient music" was supposed to be a sort of aural wallpaper that could be essentially ignored and enjoyed on a subconscious level, or listened to actively depending on one's mood and needs. Since then, the term "ambient" has been appropriated by the electronic dance music community, which uses it to refer to music designed for the chill-out room in clubs -- music that is often arrhythmic, lush, and soothing. The artists on this album work from premises somewhere between the old school and new school ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The term "ambient music" was coined back in the 1970s by Brian Eno, who envisioned a variant on composer Paul Hindemith's idea of gebrauchsmusik ("functional music"). Eno's "ambient music" was supposed to be a sort of aural wallpaper that could be essentially ignored and enjoyed on a subconscious level, or listened to actively depending on one's mood and needs. Since then, the term "ambient" has been appropriated by the electronic dance music community, which uses it to refer to music designed for the chill-out room in clubs -- music that is often arrhythmic, lush, and soothing. The artists on this album work from premises somewhere between the old school and new school of ambience: Shuttle 358 employs distant chordal washes that come out of the Eno tradition in conjunction with gentle clicks and pops that have more in common with the abstract beat movement of the late '90s; "Zed," by Sutekh, uses bass tones that are almost below the audibility threshold and gradually builds them into a pile of echoes and suspensions that floats, somewhat forebodingly, in space; Tetsu Inoue and Taylor Deupree collaborate on a remarkably static piece of abstract groove sculpture that somehow manages to maintain interest without ever changing or developing appreciably. It's difficult to explain the attraction of most of this music, but it's there somehow.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/2000
  • Label: Instinct Records
  • UPC: 720841054726
  • Catalog Number: 410547
  • Sales rank: 241,815

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Frame (7:55)
  2. 2 Countless Ancient Races - Susanne Duque (4:16)
  3. 3 Stretch (5:34)
  4. 4 Excerpt 1 - Abe Duque (5:44)
  5. 5 Zed (6:03)
  6. 6 Dynamix, Polarized (4:44)
  7. 7 Left Side (3:27)
  8. 8 Remote/Beauty (4:11)
  9. 9 Hom (4:45)
  10. 10 Water (4:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimi Tenor Track Performer
Mika Vainio Track Performer
Abe Duque Track Performer
Dietrich Schoenemann Track Performer
Sutekh Track Performer
Shuttle358 Track Performer
Susanne Duque Track Performer
Technical Credits
Rudy Hill Producer
Tetsu Inoue Producer
Taylor Deupree Producer
Dietrich Schoenemann Producer
Dan Abrams Producer
Reade White Producer
Casey Hogan Producer
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