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Death Ambient

2 Ratings: 2.0
An album by Death Ambient and Hideki/Mori/Frith
2 reviews about Death Ambient
review by . July 08, 2008
posted in Music Matters
As a fan of the NYC downtown style (i.e. anyone who puts out CDs on Tzadik) and a fan of the dark ambient style, this CD ought to be a winning combination. The trouble is, I don't think it works as either dark ambient or NYC avant garde material. I'm not sure if the individual tracks are composed, improvised, or something in between, but they lack the interest that I usually find in this sort of project. There isn't a whole lot going on in terms of form, so I'm guessing they're improvising with …
review by . April 12, 2004
This album is strange in that it is so dark and evil sounding, yet very beautiful all at once. Sonically, the album is slow, ever-changing atmospheric (not exactly ambient, necessarily) improvisations where it is difficult to discern which sounds come from which instruments. The range and diversity of sound is surprising, but then again this group is made up of some of the prime innovators on their respective instruments: it is all Fred Frith (guitar), Kato Hideki (bass), and Ikue Mori (drum machines). …
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