Saturday, November 27, 2010

Atom Heart - Morphogenetic Fields

Label: Rough Trade Germany
Year: 1994
Styles: Ambient, Ambient Techno, IDM


One of Atom Hearts more straightforward releases, Morphogenetic Fields is well arranged, diverse and cohesive. Some tracks, like the albums opener "(Holon) Slo Motion" are strictly ambient affairs, while others, like the chilled "Milagro" or the spaced out "Spadix" feature percussive techno elements. The ambient geared tracks serve as dreamy bridges between metronomic IDM passages, and the beats, when they appear, aren't enough to jar the listener out of the albums atmospheric world.