A euphoric collection of multi-layered electronic instrumentals influenced by the classic old school electronica artists and styles.
Solaris Auroras (excerpt) - from "Analogs in a Deep Void"
Arpeggio Guitar - from "New Classical"
Neutron, as a Child - from "Omanian Silk"
Technical Mist (part 1) - from "transgenic"
Lunar Beach - from "transgenic"
Ripples in a Cosmic Trail - from "New Classical"
The Angel's Lament - from "New Classical"
Phased Delay - from "x1 project"
Omanian Silk - from "Omanian Silk"
- Selected by Nev Dorrington from Ultima Thule (www.ultimathule.info
) as #3 in his TOP AMBIENT/ELECTRONIC PICKS for 2006. Here you can listen to, podcast and download several shows featuring music from this album and others by x1 project - in particular episodes 622, 643, 647 and 652.
- This is a review of this album by Mike G, presenter of the popular ambient music program "The Cosmic Lounge" which appeared on at www.theambientmusicguide.com
. This review sums up the essence of music release:
The Asymmetrical Collection (Theodysseysoundlab.com
In between the demands of running his commercial production studio in Melbourne, Oz composer Wayne Huf has found time to create some beautifully crafted and cliché-free downtempo machine grooves. This is my first encounter with his X1 Project, being a compilation CD of music from five previous releases. It's an intelligent, euphoric collection of multi-coloured instrumentals that straddle techno, classical minimalism, gentle cosmic psychedelia and the bubbling arpeggios of old-school Berlin ambient trance.
In a world where seamless digital sampling and "organic sounds" are now commonplace in electronica, sometimes you just want machines to sound like machines, albeit very advanced ones. From the strange industrial drums, drones and bleeps of "Neutron As A Child" to the warm throb and ricocheting melodies of "Ripples In A Cosmic Trail", this album answers the call without sounding clunky or nostalgic. The lengthy "Lunar Beach" is another highlight, blessed with the same exquisite layering and sense of tension that defines Tangerine Dream's best film scores. Like the music of Alpha Wave Movement this album suggests X1 Project understands when and how to draw on the past so as to end up sounding like the future. Rating: 4/5"
Listen to and download shows by Mike G featuring the music of x1 project at "www.ambientmusicguide.com/pages/radio/audioPage.php". In particular, Ambience Australis volumes 1 and 2 and The Cosmic Lounge - TLC009 (Sept 4th 2006).