Sunday, March 16, 2008

Node - Node

Label: Deviant
Year: 1995
Styles: Ambient Techno

Review: (

Like a lost Tangerine Dream album, only better. Dave Bessell, Gary Stout, Ed Buller, and Flood (who's produced U2 and Nine Inch Nails) cling tightly to their vintage keyboards and make them click, howl, sweep, and pulse with nothing less than exploratory genius. Node delivers all the trimmings of a classic electronic album circa mid-'70s, but lets it ripen for ten extra years. This 1995 release embraces the psychedelic style (right down to the rise-and-fall song structure) with youthful energy, and stays loyal to its roots by using only yesteryear's analog equipment. Furthermore (and to their credit), the album was recorded live, direct to stereo with no overdubs or additional studio trickery. It's as if they played by yesterday's rules in order to win the game (and they do). This is pure, uncut electronic music — a welcome addition for the collectors, and a real discovery for those curious about the genre. Brush the dust off your lava lamp, put on your headphones, and go with the flow. For listeners who know this style of music well, Node is a tough act to follow.
- Glenn Swan (Allmusic Guide)


Removed by request. Look forward to a new release from Node in the coming months.



Nightlight said...

Thanx for this man, it's been long since the last time I heard it and it's really great. Nice posts

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I've been looking for this release for some time.

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite albums ever - absolutely amazing stuff.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this album. I'm really enjoying it! It's a shame it is out of print.

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys.

Glad you like the album. New one on its way in about a month. In the meantime however it would be nice if you could ( voluntarily )take down the link and urge your buddies to buy the record on I tunes. That way we can stay in Buisiness.

Many Thanks

Ed Buller

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,

You know, i think this Ed above is lying about the new album. I think you can put the link back on since there's no evidence of us being in this "buisiness" anymore.


Anonymous said...

If I ever got back into music-making again, this is the kind of music I would want to make.

Elvis Presley

Anonymous said...

any chance on a re up?

ed buller said...

New album soon..........i promise.