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15 May 2007, 21:48 by sing-singWith a little help from my friends:
0012H Company - Иcкyccтвo yxoдa зa AК-47
00265daysofstatic - The Destruction of Small Ideals
003a hundred times beloved - Antarctic Surprise
004A Northern Chorus - The Millions Too Many
005Alicia Keys - As I Am
006A Place to Bury Strangers - S/T (re 2004)
007A Shoreline Dream - Coastal (EP)
008A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Scribble Mural Comic Journal
009a.m. vibe - Capricorno
010Aarktica - Matchless Years
011Aerial - The Sentinel
012Agnes Kain - Keep Walking Or I'll Kill You
013Agua de Annique - AIR
014Ai Phoenix - The Light Shines Almost All the Way
015Air Formation - Daylight Storms
016Airiel - The Battle of Sealand
017Artanker Convoy - Cozy Endings
018Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde
019Amína - Kurr
020Angels of Light - We Are Him
021Architecture in Helsinki - Places Like This
022Astral - Sleepwalker
023Astrobrite - Whitenoisesuperstar
024Acid Mothers Temple SWR - Stones, Women & Records
025Au Revoir Simone - The Bird Of Music
30 Aug 2006, 13:49 by jemmy_chaosI've been having a bit of a CD haul lately to cheer myself up and having been buying lots of classical and jazz as these are the areas that are really interesting me at the moment. Or at least, this is the music I want to sit down and get my head around, the stuff I want to really pay attention to. I bought works by BRAHMS, Bela Bartok, Ligeti, John Adams, and Erkki-Sven Tüür as well as a couple of CDs by Meredith Monk, Keith Jarrett and Wim Mertens (all three of whom I've got interested in via Last).
I've also, however, finally got around to buying Thrills which I've wanted for ages; but the only other electronic albums I've bought are people like Marsen Jules, Kim Hiorthoy and Murcof. Mostly this is because I don't need to buy any dancefloor-orientated records as my boyfriend has several hundred of them.
This is the curious thing about us - even though we met at a Kid606 gig and bonded over Xinlisupreme we only have 2 duplicated records in our joint collection - Live in Japan which…
17 Mar 2006, 09:16 by ProgbearI’ve long been fond of the debut album by Estonia’s In Spe. It’s mainly notable nowadays for being one of the first musical outings by renowned classical composer Erkki-Sven Tüür. Musically, I often hear Pekka Pohjola mentioned as a comparison. I initially likened them to Kenso, but they do have a distinctive musical voice all their own. The heavy use of flutes and recorders adds a gentle, breezy tonality to the music.
I assume group member/sound engineer Priit Kuulberg is largely responsible for the sound quality of the CD reissue. I don’t know what magic he performed, but the sound quality is crystalline. I used to own the Melodia-label vinyl issue of this, and it sounded like it was recorded under a heavy layer of mud, with the bass drowning everything else out. The CD sounds 100% better, with the bass at a sensible level and all the various instruments getting good separation in the mix. Well done!