Hydroponic Garden

Ultimae Records
Release date
25 Jun 2003
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Central Plains 8:08 63,430
2 Tensor 5:43 60,797
3 MOS 6581 6:41 31,599
4 Silent Running 7:05 54,291
5 Neurotransmitter 7:28 54,875
6 Hydroponic Garden 9:10 52,740
7 Exosphere 5:05 54,046
8 Comsat 7:08 54,201
9 Epicentre (First Movement) 5:57 43,770
10 Artificial Island 5:11 44,804
11 Refraction 1.33 8:19 42,958

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  • journik850

    Two weeks passed and many listens later, I've warmed to Hydroponic's remaster. The original is always there in its glory but if you take the remaster for what it is, a much "colder" sound if that makes sense, then it is deserving of its own little place on the shelf among CBL's other works.

    14 Jul 6:48pm Reply
  • journik850

    @SysLocal Agreed. Tensor in particular was shockingly stripped bare. I'm determined to give it multiple listens but the first impressions weren't great.

    29 Jun 7:00pm Reply
  • SysLocal

    Don't care for the remastering at all. While there's some elements that sound better, most of it sounds hollow and weird. Why is there reverb on the kicks??

    29 Jun 3:15am Reply
  • kalian

    So fucking good.

    28 Feb 7:09pm Reply
  • SysLocal

    This album gets better with each and every listen. I first heard it in 2008 with my first CD order from Ultimae and I honestly didn't care for it. But over the years it quickly grew to be one of my absolute favourites. Perhaps even surpassing WoS. No doubt an ambient classic! So yeah, totally agree with Journik850.

    10 Jan 11:58pm Reply
  • journik850

    I had assumed World of Sleepers was firmly embedded at the top of my CBL album lists but recently Hydroponic Garden has really been growing on me. Last night sealed the deal during a shroom trip. This album took on an entirely new form and guided me along some dark yet soothing aquatic journey. I adore this fucking album.

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Juckey

    Great album, somehow it reminds me from the first Deus Ex.

    19 Aug 2014 Reply
  • robdb

    Still my favourite album of all time. Still listen to it almost every day.

    29 Jun 2014 Reply
  • yourdadsbff

    Amazing album. Strange in that just about everyone who's heard it has fallen in love with it, but it still somehow seems underrated to me.

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Grimmoire

    So many feels from this record. Reminds me of Deus Ex, and somehow Tyrian 2000. And some other game I can't recall. Anyone know some (other) games with soundtracks like this album?

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Dimension5

    Still my favorite album by CBL, it is so deep and atmospheric

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Xqon

    There's a slight static noise throughout the whole album

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • CamelStrez

    Absolutely exceptional. These two have some real talent for creating soundscapes, and they certainly don't mind getting a bit groovy in the process.

    10 Aug 2012 Reply
  • project_dominic

    I fell in love with this album the first time I listened to it, and I haven't recovered since! ;-)

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • organic-X

    this album trips me out big time..outstanding piece of work.. :)

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • calvrhodes

    Fucking astounding. [2]

    21 Oct 2011 Reply
  • robdb

    My favourite album of all time. The Bladerunner of music.

    3 Sep 2011 Reply
  • unreleased_

    Their music is like a dreaming gas. Amazing! [2]

    14 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Shponglation

    This album defies life as a whole, i have found myself through this amazing album:)

    17 May 2011 Reply
  • equaton

    Their music is like a dreaming gas. Amazing!

    2 Dec 2010 Reply
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