Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Microstoria, Oval, Jan St. Werner|
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The second landmark release from the collaboration between Markus Popp of Oval and Jan St. Werner of Mouse on Mars offers more of the band's techno-ambient experimentation. Popp injects Oval's sense of technological subver... more »
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The second landmark release from the collaboration between Markus Popp of Oval and Jan St. Werner of Mouse on Mars offers more of the band's techno-ambient experimentation. Popp injects Oval's sense of technological subversion (painted and scratched CDs, digitally deconstructed samples) while St. Werner offers ambient textures that seem to soothe the more brusque, chilly components of Popp's constant subterfuge. Heady, intellectual stuff, yes, but a hatful of intricate, detailed, and often beautiful experimental composition. --S. Duda
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donkeye | all up in your face | 10/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Maybe you've stumbled on to Microstoria, as I did, through Mouse on Mars and Oval, who make up the two parts of this quiet emotional little outfit.
I had a friend who loved Oval, and I loved Mouse on Mars, and one day we were looking around and discovered Microstoria's first album, Init Ding, and thought to ourselves when we got home and listened to it: Oh my.
This is not regular ambient music. This is so warm, so organic, it is like hearing nature unfold. It is full of deep earthy melodies that grow and pollinate in natural ways.
Of their albums, this one is maybe the best. A completist would obviously want to own them all, for in each one lies subtleties not found on the other albums.
But for your Amazon dollar, this one is surely their greatest achievement. The song titles, the album art, everything fell into place."
lunaticsoul | Las Vegas, nv United States | 04/24/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"recommended .. very odd and great at the same time .."