Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Offering from the Master
M. Watkins | 04/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
Jeff Greinke has always had his own unique
approach to ambient soundscapes. With even
a casual listening, one will quickly come to
realize that he is an original musician.
"Places of Motility" is a highly rewarding
atmospheric effort, and delivers Greinke's patented
blend of electronic music and elemental/organic
textures that seem to perfectly capture his
fondness for the ever changing skies of his
hometown in Seattle. His music even captures a
sense for the nuanced vagaries and quirks
of meterology and reveals to us how fascinating
those sounds and places can be. Places of Motility
never ceases to give the ear something meaningful
and engaging to contemplate.
It would be fair to call greinke a pioneer of what
folks refer to when they say 'dark' ambient
or 'isolationist'. He probably doesn't care for such
titles (and his more recent works have moved into some
new directions) but he remains his own man.
Out of hundreds of ambient recordings, I have about a
dozen of Jeff's works and cherish them all - they
enjoy the status of belonging to the albums
I'll always keep.
Jeff Greinke is one of a handful of composers
whom I consider to be true lights of the ambient
genre, and so I don't dole out high praise
too easily. So sit back, close your eyes and
open your mind to the Master of Motility.