H.U.V.A Network-Distances
October 19, 2008, 12:16 am
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At last one of the best ambient releases over the last few years has now been re-printed……

When Swedish artist Solar Fields (Magnus Birgersson) meets French artist Aes Dana (Vincent Villuis), the outcome is H.U.V.A. Network, a downtempo project where North and South regions mix and jumble together in a fluid manner.
The pair of sound architects explore ambient-electronica landscapes and their multiple layouts.The album was thought out and composed in two studios :
– Jupiter Studio (Göteborg – Sweden)
– Ultimae Studio (Lyon – France)
Musical works and ideas were conceived in this two creation poles via a few travels and a high speed internet network connection, thus breaking [ Distances ] which separate the two composers.
6 months of composition, 2 weeks of mixing and a week of mastering with Huby Sea, were necessary to give form to this outstanding encounter album.

Track Listing:

Distances stream
Access to the long Fields
Rain geometries
Symetric Lifes
Processing Lights
Indigo room
Time Circles
Overload (putput mix)
Moon Town stream
Morning call (Dawn remix)
Sunday barbecue with the neighbours

Review:
Chilling releases from Ultimae Records in France is always exciting. Now they are out with an interesting collaboration between Solar Fields (Magnus Birgersson) from Sweden and Aes Dana (Vincent Villuis) from France. They call themselves H.U.V.A. Network, and here they are with a full length ambient album called Distances. Both artists have previously released two albums each on Ultimae Records.
The first track is a totally deep, floating track. Deep is definitely the word for most of these tracks. Very atmospheric, beautiful floating vibe, without much rhythms at all. Totally relaxing all the way through. In track 2 you get some light jazzy vibes and a few relaxing break beats. Track 3 is a mystic sounding track. Totally slow and relaxed with a bit darker vibe. Here they have played a little bit of acoustic guitar too, done by Magnus Birgersson. You also get some of those heavy, relaxed beats that Aes Dana often uses in his tracks. Nice one. Track 4 is another one of those totally deep tracks. This one has some very nice melodies and chilling deep down tempo beats. Definitely one of my favourite tracks on this album. Track 5 goes back to very floating beat less ambient again. As relaxed as it can get. Track 6 gives us some relaxed rhythms again, mixed with beautiful, floating sound scapes. This track has a more dubby vibe. In track 7 they give us more mystic, deep vibes. This one sounds almost scary. Reminds me of some of the music by Biosphere etc. Very dark, floating ambient. Track 8 is the longest track on this album. A beautiful journey of nice floating sounds and relaxing down tempo rhythms. This one has a trancey tempo you can actually dance to if you want. Perfect for early evenings at a dance floor, opening a set etc. Track 9 goes back to the totally chilled vibe again, with just floating beautiful sounds and a few tribal inspired slow drums. Track 10 is one of the most beautiful tracks on this album. Here we get a beautiful voice and careful small beats together with the mystic floating vibe. After a while, a pumping beat drifts into the track. Again we get this early evening sort of trance. Relaxed chill out music you can dance to also. They finishes the album with a happier track, with the sound of birds singing and some light beautiful melodies. There is still the mystic vibe in there. If you wait a little bit after the last track, you get a short hidden track too. This one is even more mystic, and is just floating with deep sounds.
Solar Fields and Aes Dana sure makes great tracks together! This is a really beautiful ambient album, perfect for your chilling at home or wherever you like to chill out. As usual from Ultimae, we get deep and mystic music. Recommended!
[ PK - Trance.net - Denmark ]

www.ultimae.com

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At last…
One of my favourite albums ever, yet only had a copy. To finally have the original has made me a very happy bunny indeed :)

Comment by Zak

Distances is one of the best albums we have heard over the last few years and is played regularly on our show.

Comment by lazeradio

Hi there! This post could not be written much better!
Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!

He constantly kept talking about this. I’ll forward this post to him. Pretty sure he’s going to have a good read.
Thank you for sharing!

Comment by Bernie




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