Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, New Age, Pop
Hearkening back to first generation electronic-groove music-- Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel-Jarre, Michael Hoenig--the anonymous creator of Zero One uses samples sparingly, relying instead on rich swaths of synthesizer wash... more »
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Hearkening back to first generation electronic-groove music-- Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel-Jarre, Michael Hoenig--the anonymous creator of Zero One uses samples sparingly, relying instead on rich swaths of synthesizer wash, synthetic drum programming, and electronic bass figures. The long, repetitive structures of pieces like "Hell Is Cooling Off," "Trust," and "On the Threshold" support percolating vintage synth sounds and supple beats too light for house, too breathy for techno, and too jazzy for trance. Subtitled "Calculated Adventures in Electronica," the album includes liner notes about French mathematician and astronomer Pierre Simon de Laplace, whose "differential operator" (the binary "01" code) is a key component of modern physics, and whose Nebular Hypothesis helped us understand the Solar System. While this may explain the project's name, it seems to have little bearing on the music, which nevertheless has its own empyrean delights. --James Rotondi
Addictive electronics, looses is trip value after a while
Cees van Barneveldt | Webster, NY USA | 01/13/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Zero One produces pretty trippy ambient electronica with an addictive beat. The music reminds me of electronic music from Germany and France in the seventies, like Kraftwerk, Harmonia, T. Dream, Jean Michel Jarre. I was sold immediately when I tried the audio samples on the Web.At first at I played this CD everyday. But after a while this music starts to wear out. I still like it, but the music gives away its surprise too easily and most of the numbers sound too much the same. It is great music for on the radio or in your car, but it is a little but too superfluous to be a real classic."
Pristine sound, rich synthesizer sonic textures
Cees van Barneveldt | 10/12/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The beautiful sonic result found in this CD is a combination of rich synthesizer sounds and inspiration. The synthesizer nowadays is a so widely used instrument that it's easy to forget how expressive it can be. The listener can trip into the sound textures of Zero One. It has subtle electonic percussion and processed vocals blended with synthesizer sounds that are in continuous motion, which results in a unique character."
.....not a wine review.
Cees van Barneveldt | 01/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hey there. If you are reading this you already know that everything from "Waveform" is excellent and completely listenable. This CD is no exception. It is electronic music that is richly textured with sweeping soundscapes and layer upon layer of tripped-out, funk-electro-jams. The whole CD is sprinkled with some voice samples that tie this digital journey together with an organic knot. The genius of this music has to be experienced."