"Supple Selections Volume 1" CDR
Genres: electronica, ambient, pop
PO Box 212
Oct 27 - Nov 2 2003
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
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
[Vitals: 16 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]