Sunday, March 16, 2008
Styles: Ambient Techno, IDM
With more artists than the previous Artificial Intelligence compilation, this second installment is a bit more sonically experimental, though it suffers from a lack of enjoyable tracks. Besides contributions from AI regulars (Autechre, Speedy J, B12, Polygon Window, the Black Dog's Balil project), tracks by newer names like Beaumont Hannant, Mark Franklin, and Higher Intelligence Agency water down the quality somewhat. The Global Communication project Link contributes what is quite possibly the highlight, the almost progressive house number "Arcadian." While the British edition includes a limited second disc (including an unreleased Richard D. James track named "My Teapot"), the American version of Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 2 is single-disc only.
- John Bush (Allmusic Guide)
Part One: http://rapidshare.com/files/100929327/Various_Artists_-_Artificial_Intelligence_II.part1.rar
Part Two: http://rapidshare.com/files/100932438/Various_Artists_-_Artificial_Intelligence_II.part2.rar