"Supple Selections Volume II" CDR
Genres: ambient, electronica, dream pop
PO Box 212
Nov 17 - 23 2003
chill-out label Supple Records' second chapter in the Supple
Selections series is yet another solid disc of electronic
music. The songs are quite varied, although many are very
good. The comp doesn't go for consistency so much, but instead
chooses to give the listener a taste of everything Supple has to offer, with two
songs from each band and artist.
The compilation starts off with two solid ambient tunes by Supple
signature artist Icecake, the latter of which is a neat lo-fi
guitar/electronic hybrid. Nice. NON FINIRe mai's "Sofiak"
is also solid - it's a long, guitar, drum, and, sample based piece
with a very strong DIY ethic. Josodo Joseph Innacelli's
wonderful ambient pieces "The Common Wheel" and
"Untitled II (excerpt)" are both two of the compilation's
best moments. Innacelli's sitar is put to great use on
the latter. Panophonic's two tracks, meanwhile, are lo-fi
dream pop tunes and Delta Waves' "Lady of the Lake"
is pure ambient-ized space rock, floating alone in another galaxy.
Overall, this is an interesting compilation that will be worth a
purchase for those interested in the eclectic Supple Records
style. At a mere five dollars, it won't set you back that much,
and you'll have something nice to chill out to as well.
Fun Fact: "Non finire mai"
apparently means "never to end."
[Vitals: 6 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]