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Various Artists

"Supple Selections Volume 1" CDR

Supple Records

Genres: electronica, ambient, pop

Supple Records
PO Box 212
Hicksville, NY

Oct 27 - Nov 2 2003

Supple Records is a label "dedicated to relaxing your mind, soothing your soul, and bringing you good music."  This, the imprint's first sampler, is a fine selection from the Supple's chilled-out, downbeat discography -- two tracks from each artist and band.

First on the bill is Frances8, whose musical repertoire consists, essentially, of small little pop tunes that are hard to hear and rather flat.  The Trinity Project's electronica pieces, which follow, are much better.  After that, Icecake offers his traditional melodic ambience ("Pour Vous Deux" is filled with delicious guitar doodling).  Meanwhile, Velvida's jazzy "Splenetique" may be the most accessible track on this disc, and an excerpt from Kewb's "Astral Projection" is a nice end to the romp.

This is a good sampler, but a few of its tracks fall flat.  For those wanting a taste of what the Supple roster has to offer, this could be a worthwhile purchase.  Otherwise, it's not all that great.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 16 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2003]