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Music For Adverts and Short Films
Black Dog
Music For Adverts and Short Films
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Soundtracks


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All Artists: Black Dog
Title: Music For Adverts and Short Films
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warp
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Soundtracks
Styles: Ambient, IDM, Techno
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5021603004917, 5021603004924

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One of a kind home-listening dance music
amoeba665 | the dark side of the moon | 03/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Simply put, this album is indescribable. At first listen it may appear that some tracks are incomplete or amateurish, but after listening to the album from beginning to end a few times you begin to see that this album is really something more. The songs are short and sometimes only snippets, but the entire album flows wonderfully and each song still manages to be filled with emotion and imagination. Tribal and dance rhythms mix with weird scales and harmonies to create a new sort of techno world music. Vivid images are conjured up; ancient tribes, Egyptian gods and kings, long journeys... within this man lives the souls of millions of our ancestors, all channeled through a modern mind with modern technology into some of the most original, imaginative, and human electronic music I've ever heard. The songs merely pry open the insides of our minds long enough for us to catch a glimpse of the wonders inside, and then move on before we grow accustomed to them. His influences are many, but they do not seem to be drawn from other musicians, but rather from many cultures and out of a reverent respect for the world and an understanding of humanity's place in it. I guess that sounds pretty cheesy and maybe I'm reading something into this that you won't, but that's what his music does for me. As a whole, it's certainly not like any other techno I've heard, and I've heard a fair share. Some people may not like it, but I think it's a must-have for any open-minded music fan. I can't help but feel that this guy is in touch with something great."
Give me no roses
amoeba665 | 03/02/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)

"After being into Warp label artists for a long time, this album was the first grave disappointment for me. This is a very inconsistent and weird collection of sketches and snips that doesn't stand up to such great electronic listening albums as "Bytes", "Spanners", and "Parallel". It's an interesting idea, running in the same vein as Brian Eno's "Music for films I-III" series, but it comes out very boring. Not a complete failure, but concerning Black Dog's stunning discography, this album is barely more than filler."