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Sunday, 13 December 2009

Treasure trove

With their TU M'P3 project Soundtrack for Images subtle ambient-dronesters TU M' (featured here recently) assembled a strikingly rich archive of kindred-ish spirits & LMYE favourites from Mitchell Akiyama to Christopher Willits. Having already supplied some of last week's look at Akira Rabelais, this treasure trove is ransacked for a couple of posts - though in truth many more interesting artists participated over the project's lifespan (2002-05, seemingly) than are represented here. Note to self: dig into sections I-J & K-L!

I've loosely divided my plundering of the archive into electronica & ambient-drone halves. Some, like Keith Fullerton Whitman's rich, dense gallium or Harald 'Sack' Ziegler's painfully truncated Tanzhaus (why isn't this 20 times the length?!), fit into both, conceivably; others (Radian, F.S. Blumm...) don't quite go with either.

No matter. What does matter, though, is the inspired music - often faintly abstract, heavy on texture, & brisk by the territory's standards - that this post & its soon-to-follow sister present.

Important: LMYE only makes music available that artists/labels have chosen to share freely. Let us know if something here shouldn't be.

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