Morpheus Reviews Hope
June 21, 2009, 3:17 am
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Electro-acoustic downtempo instrumentals. This is an album of inspiring digital delight – the collaborating artists have worked under harmonious vision to produce music of Hope. Here smooth drones and light washes interact with environmental recordings; melodies ebb and flow in understated restraint, moved by glitchy structures entwining ‘found’ percussive sounds and delicate beats. The melodic content often has a classical beauty about it – overtly through the use of wistful strings and elegant pianos – also through a recurring tone reminiscent of the grace and pensive nature of the nocturne. Introspective voices hang in the mix in places, musing in the misty headspace of the music. Static flecks and sleeting noise enliven the textural content. Acoustic and electric guitar meanderings thicken the synthetic elements and bring additional colour to a number of tracks.

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Maps and Diagrams – “Smeg” Review
March 5, 2009, 7:39 pm
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Glitchy down tempo electronica with an air of melancholy serenity. The music of Maps and Diagrams wanders between wistful beauty and pensive solemnity. There are some passages of intense bliss; flickering, static infected zones where swells of luminous tone rise and fall, underplayed harmonious touches and liquid synths release tantalising snatches of touching melody and streamers of effected noise flutter and flash.

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James Murray – “Where Edges Meet” Review
February 9, 2009, 1:04 am
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Downtempo and ambient sounscapes effectively blending synthetic and organic sound sources. James Murray has created an engaging album of very individual electronic music, a wide variety of unusual sounds inhabiting his crystal clear soundscapes, brimming with subtle detail.

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Solar Fields – “Movements” Review
February 9, 2009, 12:59 am
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Blissful, lush downtempo electronica. Movements is a lustrous album of exquisitely crafted digital beauty. Liquid melodies, ambient forms and silken textures revolve and meander among some of the most dreamy beats imaginable.

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Hibernation – Some Things Never Change Review
November 23, 2008, 6:01 pm
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Deeply chilled electronic instrumentals. Some Things Never change is a powerfully immersive experience of multi-coloured electronica, lush sound collaging and imaginative downtempo beats. Literally brimming with a wide variety of synthetic sounds, liquid effects and a generous scattering of glitchy percussives, Hibernation comes across as a highly detailed, many-hued construction that somehow manages at the same time to convey an inviting sleepy effortlessness.

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