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Sounds from the Ground

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UK duo Elliot Morgan and Nick Woolfson make some of the most stunningly rich, dynamic, bass-heavy instrumentals on the planet. They are pioneers of , an exotic style first championed by defunct UK label Beyond Records and then picked up and continued to this day by North American label Waveform. Although dub in its original form is the tripped-out instrumental flipside of reggae, there is quite often no overtly Jamaican flavour to Morgan and Woolfson’s work. The dub element is more in the recording techniques (looping, echo, etc) and lovingly produced basslines that rumble, slide and snake their away around the room with enormous presence. Neither is the duo’s take on dub the minimalist approach of modern purists. They concoct soulful, exotic and tuneful widescreen panoramas, wound together with muscular rhythms and big, crisp drum loops that sometimes have a tribal or ethnic edge. Rhythmic downtempo from the psychedelic trance scene owes quite lot to these guys: listen and learn.

The debut Kin (1996) immediately marks the pair as artists with extraordinary melodic gifts. Listen to Triangle as just one example of their ability to build and layer multiple lines with the kind of finesse summoned by Berlin’s old-school ambient trance pioneers. Explorations of tones and melody seem to be at the centre of everything that Sounds From The Ground creates. This is not listening that alienates - it seduces, humanises, liberates. What’s more, despite rarely being over the 100 bpm tempo mark, it makes you want to dance.

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  • lesinlondon

    Mesmerizingly wonderful!

    4 Mar 4:55pm Reply
  • musiktanzmaus

    richtig was zum Relaxen!!!!!

    23 Jan 6:31pm Reply
  • no-ai-de

    "Triangle" is by no doubt their masterpiece!

    28 Feb 2014 Reply
  • 1Se7en

    Поддерживаю предыдущего оратора абсолютно. Как такая отличная музыка могла пройти мимо меня!?

    4 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Woodawgy

    How have these guys escaped me? Noticed I had one of their albums on my hard drive since 2012 and just now giving it a listen. Lush down tempo awesomeness. Right in my wheel house! Looks like I have a lot of spending and downloading to do today...

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Unkn0wnumb3rs

    New album out on the 27th of September; "Tribes", to be released on Upstream Records :)

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Cat_007

    Cool guys!

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • WeirdSteve

    This is nice!

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • appidydafoo

    :)

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Sualocin_16

    This is why people are so condescending when it comes to music taste. When you find pure bliss, you just want to share the euphoria. Top 40 can't take you this high or this far.

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Shponglation

    One of the best Discographies out there:)))

    26 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Gordonflesher

    Просто офигенное музло. Одни из лучших в таком жанре.

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • antiqwar

    Natural Selection - best album!

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
  • boo-999

    Heaven!...YoU are.... BRILLANT

    22 Sep 2011 Reply
  • kalaine

    Love these guys. YEAH!

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
  • eastbaythunder

    \,,,/ Yeah \,,,/

    14 Jun 2011 Reply
  • W_Brock

    Looking at the avatars of all the comments below it's clear what kind of fan base sftg attracts. You all fucking rock & have great taste in sound =] <3

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • Sualocin_16

    Can't find a good FLAC store for SFTG and Amazon couldn't find Kin remastered...any good place to get their music?

    15 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Unkn0wnumb3rs

    Can't wait for this! "Sounds From The Ground are proud to announce the release of their classic 2nd album 'Mosaic Remastered'. Sonically boosted and repackaged, this is the definitive version and is available on CD and digitally. Released on Upstream Records and out on March 28th 2011"

    10 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Temofei4

    This Land.....

    13 Feb 2011 Reply
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