Various Artists – Evolved As One: A Collection Of Emotional Ambient-Drones

September 28, 2012
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My week/end of busy-ness has almost come to an end. Don’t worry, Once Sunday night rolls around the mix tape will signal the beginning of a new week. A week filled with exciting blog posts. Food reviews! Music stuff! Antics! Weirdness! The norm!

Limited edition of 500 copies.

“A new label from The Netherlands: hurray! Evolved from a series of concerts held in Utrecht, their main man nows has his own label and as a start he released a CD with nine tracks by his favourite seven artists. Like with the evenings, Evolved As One focusses on ambient and drone related music. They seek drone music in various directions: sad, introvert or melancholic. On this CD we find some very deep drony music by some of the more well-known players in the field. Dual, Ultrasound and Troum all have releases out that gained quite some recognition. Runner up are SRMeixner (the solo project of Stephen Meixner, formerly of Contrastate), Ure Thrall (whose ‘Breathing’ here is on the edge of kitsch, I must admit), Cats Of Tel Aviv (solo project of Rob Ovetz of Ultrasound) and Moljebka Pvlse. These seven groups play their usual standard – high standard, I must say – of organic, densely layered music, but the standout is Troum’s ‘Ananke’, with accordion playing and a highly reverbed and slowed down sea man choir. A true melancholic song – a song that it is, rather then a landscape. It’s the shortest song, but quite a surprise. The converted to the genre will surely like this, as much as I do (because I am already converted) and the uniniated will have a splendid introduction to the genre.” [FdW, Vital Weekly]

Various Artists
Evolved As One – A Collection Of Emotional Ambient-drones
(Evolved As One, 2003)
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01. Moljebka Pvlse – Jiken
02. Dual – Phimos Phomis
03. Ure Thrall – Breathing
04. Ultrasound – There Is Also Red In The Air
05. SRMeixner – The Third Horizon [MP3]
06. Cats Of Tel Aviv – Orphan’s Amen I
07. Moljebka Pvlse – Daiji
08. Ure Thrall – Bourbon Gamelan
09. Troum – Ananke

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