Archive for October, 2006

PHONOPHANI: Phonophani (Rune Grammofon)

themilkman on Oct 30th 2006 12:46 pm

Phonophani: Phonophani

Rune Grammofon 2006
13 Tracks. 75mins28secs

Phonophani’s Espen Sommer Eide began his solo quest with this self-titled opus back in 1998. The album originally received a very confidential airing on Geir Jenssen’s Biophon imprint in 1998, and has just been re-released by the ever-excellent Rune Grammofon with an additional three tracks. Eide has since released two further albums, Genetic Engineering (2001) and Oak Or Rock (2004), and has teamed up with Dag-Are Haugan to form Alog, with whom he has released three albums and a handful of EPs which were recently collected on the excellent Catch That Totem! Continue Reading »

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MAX RICHTER: Songs From Before (130701 / Fat-Cat Records)

themilkman on Oct 16th 2006 12:55 pm

Max Richter: Songs From Before

Songs From Before
130701 / Fat-Cat Records 2006
12 Tracks. 37mins18secs

British-born composer and musician Max Richter studied composition and piano at Edinburgh University and at the Royal Academy Of Music before pursuing his studies in Florence under the late Italian composer Luciano Berio. Richter then co-founded contemporary classical ensemble Piano Circus in 1989, and spent ten years performing works by Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Graham Fitkins, Louis Andriessen, Brian Eno and many more with them. During this time, he developed an interest for sampling and electronic instrumentation, which led him to work with The Future Sound Of London on their 1996 album Dead Cities. His first album as a composer and musician, Memoryhouse, was recorded with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and released on the BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction imprint in 2002. Continue Reading »

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AS ONE: Planetary Folklore 2 (Archive)

themilkman on Oct 9th 2006 12:59 pm

As One: Planetary Folklore 2

Planetary Folklore 2
Archive 2006
08 Tracks. 40mins28secs

Undoubtedly one of the most influential artists of his generation, Kirk Degiorgio is responsible for partly shaping the musical landscape of the nineties with a multitude of projects reflecting the widening spectrum of the genre over the years. With one foot rooted in seventies soul and funk and the other in Detroit techno, Kirk’s work as encompassed a wide variety of styles, from jazz, funk, electro and classic techno to hip-hop and ambient, to create a compelling collection of elegant electronic music. Continue Reading »

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