V is simply a good match to the other parts of the series. Neither better nor worse, just a good sequel that should please everybody who liked one of the former releases. The only obvious slight conceptual differences from previous Silence parts are the soprano vocals from Jenny Gibbert whose voice already appeared on Virtual Vices II and The Fires of Ork II, and the guitar showing up in the second half of the last track. No innovation, but sublime, yearning, classic sound.
Once, computer game music was a cute joke. In 1984, it became art. The Commodore 64 home computer was the first to contain a full analog synthesizer. A new generation of composers started their musical careers, and computer music was changed forever. "Back In Time" is dedicated to Commodore heroes past and present: Rob Hubbard, Martin Galway, Ben Daglish, Fred Gray, Tim Follin, Jeroen Tel, David Whittaker, Jonathan Dunn, Charles Deenen, Chris Huelsberg, Bogg, Ratt, Jackal… they made C64 more than a computer: they made it an experience. These CDs are for those who support the rebirth of a computer that surpassed the relatively lowly level of its technology: the rebirth of a computer that never died.
Here was displayed for the first time the many variants of IDM, showing that there was much more to Ambient than just atmospheric instrumental tracks: from the deep moody electronica of David Morley or Biosphere, to the dub-influenced collages of the Orb's remix of Electrotete, and the Detroit techno of Model 500 at its most subtle, every track here is a gem, making it an unrivalled release.
CD 1 written & produced by Jake Stephenson (aliases here: Ganja Beats, Bass Meditation, Lunar and more).
CD 2 was compiled by Chris Organic at the Organic Control Centre, London. Heyoka, Mental Flozz, Karmahacker and more.
CD 3 written & produced by Phil Merrall (aliases here: Jupiterhead, Freq, Trance Twin Quartet, Beat System and more).
CD 4 written & produced by Matthew Hillier from Ishq. (Aliases here: Ark, Sunshine Superman, Protein Injection Queen and more).
All tracks on CD1 written & produced by Jake Stephenson (his aliases: Alien Mutation, Shamanic Tribes on Acid, Dr. Psychedelic and more) except track 8 with Matt Hillier. All tracks on CD2 written & produced by Dave Hendry (his aliases: O-Head, Transequence, Voyage of the Future Race and more). All tracks on CD4 written & produced by Alan McDermott, Matt Embleton.
Notes on disc 3: "Tribute To Gaia and Morning Song (Part 2) taken from the forthcoming album My Contribution To The World Confusion on Organic Records. All tracks copyright Organic Records." The DJ mix discs use a 'soft-fade' technique.
Soul Vibration #001 (2005). Soul Vibrations is a collection of rarely heard musical gems, the ones that cross the boundaries of distinct categorisation with a fusion of styles that makes each one greater than the sum of its parts. Soul Vibrations Vol 1, the first down-tempo release from Liquid Records, is a result of much time spent selectively searching amongst the movers and shakers in London's electronic and alternative music scene today. After many years of putting on festivals and exclusive music and arts-based events, the label founder James Anthony (aka Liquid Djems) - an established DJ in London and internationally, has put together his years of experience, talent and considerable contact list of producers and artists to create this exciting venture…
Ajana Records is proud to announce the compilation Materia Musica. This time the journey continues with new tracks, a new concept and philosophy. Ajana is known for the quality in selecting the finest ambient, psy/chill out music, so this time we have the pleasure to hear exclusively 21 tracks split into two cd's. We go further and deeper in what we achieved in the Magical Journey series and bringing new and fresh music from known and established artists such as Capsula, Chronos, Xerxes and many more accompanied with new promising upcoming artists from all over the world…
Whirl-Y-Waves Vol. 1 (1996). Whirl-Y-Waves Vol.1. is the first double CD compilation from Whirl-Y-Gig, compiled and mixed by DJ Monkey Pilot. Featuring a wealth of rare classic tracks, disc one takes you on a journey through a typical whirly club night experience, whilst disc 2 is a collection of ambient, downtempo parachute tracks.
Whirl-Y-Waves Vol. 2 (2000). Following on from the ground breaking Whirl-Y-Waves compilation of ’96, Volume 2- Global Grooves comes closer than ever to capturing that unique whirly vibe. Designed as one continuous listening experience, you can glide effortlessly between the enlivening Hot One and the relaxing Chill Too…