Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Special Interest, Pop
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Ambient In Its True Form
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been an ambient enthusiast for some years now beginning with The Orbs, UF Orb sometime in 1993. In the last couple of years I have been ever more on the hunt for good ambient of the non beat and slow beat variation. I am a very critical person when it comes to music. Much ambient I hear seems cheep and only a variation of preexisting themes. World reciever is what I would call true ambient. Most, if not all this albumn is made up of samples. Tetsu has an amazingly ferm grasp on his machine, and the flows that exist in nature. Listening to this albumn in a dark room with eyes shut leaves me with a feeling of bliss and awe. And it's great to read to. For two years this has been my favorite albumn. No Pete Namlook, Bill Lazwell, Higher Intelligence, Terry Thaemlitz, Autecre, Space Time, Seti, or anything else I've heard in passing can touch this albumn. Absolutely the best ambient I have ever heard. If anyone knows of anything better please......I'm all ears."
R. Wyman | California | 05/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My experience with ambient began with early Brian Eno/Ferry. "801 Live" is still one of my all-time favorite groups. Inoue follows Eno's early processes - fluid tracks with thick thematic layering. It is obvious that he is an avid student of Another Green World/Music For Films (et al). Like Eno, Inoue produces "drinkable" tracks that are exquisitely detailed and intelligent. Unlike Eno, he avoids mechanical repetition merely for the sake of experimenting with technology. Rather, you can hear words; lyrics and storytelling laced within the complex nest of harmonics. You sense emotions along with mood swings - sophisticated expressions that belie the product of pop-Ambient artists (e.g., Tangerine Dream, Kitaro). Speaking of the pop variety, I have always been bothered by the lumping of true `ambient' with `electronic' - these disciplines should not be confused. Inoue is one of the finer examples of this difference. If you are new to Inoue or ambient, pick up World Receiver or Ambiant Otaku - you will not be disappointed. - tally ho! (HP)"
STILL OUT THERE. *WAY* OUT THERE.
Darv Krizton | Maui, Hawaii, USA | 12/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Still fresh sounding a decade later! I had only previously owned "Instant Enlightenment" where Inoue called himself, or the project, "OM." It is a fabulous maxichilled technoambient disc which explores a number of different downtempo psytrance and electrodub beats and then chills into fresh clouds of ambience with no percussion. Favorably comparable to Doof's "it's about time" or Irresistible Force's "Flying High." This disc is not like that.
The first three pieces are straight up digital ambient. This means, more or less, that along with synths & location recordings, various types of digital machine noise are collaged to produce an apparent "natural" feeling. This exploration of the confusion between manipulated noise and natural sound has been going since the dawn of electronic music. With the advent of digital, the fusion seems complete. These pieces in 1996 sound like experimental music that the venerable DIN label is producing now. In fact, Inoue is due out with a release on DIN in 2006, i believe. Anyway, 3 great pieces in the classic Ambient mode.
The 4th piece introduces narrative. I don't know what it is about exactly but we seem to have a journey or emergence which arrives at a calliope in a public park. In any event, this piece introduces a dreamier feel to the music compared to the previous tracks which seem to be objectively describing a location.
"Inevitable Color," the 5th track uses a Tangerine Dream-like sequencer bass pattern to drive the music further into a transic dream state. I wonder if the title is a reference to the TD quality. Anyway, the piece is mellow and understated not bombastic like TD can be. It IS all a dream....? . . . .
With the last two pieces, we enter deep below the subconscious to inner recesses of the mind which are revealed to be gargantuan, practically cosmic, in proportion, active then quiescent, drifting into eternity as it finishes. Inoue produces brainwave music in these two tracks easily on par with the great composers in that genre.
People familiar with dark ambient and digital music might find this music similar to recent works by Ian Boddy, Robert Rich or Vir Unis.
A brilliant, tryppy ride worthy of any visionary music aficionado's collection. Well worth the money to a serious collector & on the Instinct Records Ambient division label Instinct Ambient (now defunct) so will become more rare. This disc could appear on this page. I acquired it after less than 4 weeks of paying attention and it shipped very quickly. In mint condition except for the hole punch in the upc code.