Sunday, February 19, 2012

Modula Green - Shellground

Label: Fax

Year: 1995

Styles: Ambient Techno


A Fax release which remains in relative obscurity, "Shellground" is an excellent, underappreciated ambient techno album. It's filled with layered organic sounds and deep, enigmatic synth-lines, along with tribal-influenced drum programming. It all makes for a grade A level ambient techno record. It is every bit as good as some recognized classics.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Morgan Geist Presents - Environ: Into A Seperate Space

Label: Phono
Year: 1998
Styles: Detroit Techno, IDM

Review: (

A retrospective covering the first three records released on Geist's Environ label, Into a Separate Space includes one track from the first issue (Premise EP) plus all six tracks from the Remnants EP and the Titonton & Morgan EP (recorded with Titonton Duvante). Though the tempos are a bit quicker than Geist's full-length debut, these tracks have a similar emphasis on moody strings and crisp, beatbox percussion, especially compared to his later recordings for Clear and Multiplex. Also included are two exclusive tracks, though both are brief atmospheric pieces.
- John Bush (Allmusic Guide)


Human Mesh Dance - TheSecretNumberTwelve

Label: 12k

Year: 1997

Styles: Ambient Techno

Review: (N.R.M.)

TheSecretNumberTwelve is the third, and the least available release in the Human Mesh Dance catalogue, this time moving from Instinct Ambient to 12k records. The album generally has a darker, more mysterious atmosphere than was heard on Hyaline or Mindflower, and is considerably more laid back. Perhaps not the strongest release by Human Mesh Dance, but certainly worthy of owning.