music i love
Of course, one must acquire all the usual suspects: Aphex Twin,
Orbital, Global Communication, and so on. Let me
recommend some less obvious yet wonderful albums:
is the two guys from Frontline Assembly creating techno with lots of
chant/bell/ethnic samples. The first two are worth getting:
Semantic Spaces and Karma; the third,
Poem, may be a bit too new-age for some.
Loop Guru are a
ambient-worldbeat-techno band, very trippy on their recordings and very
intensely kinetic live. All
releases are good.
William Ørbit has produced
many brilliant albums of "instrumental" music on the uneasy border of
techno, ambient, new age and easy listening. I recommend starting with
strange cargo III.
Salt Tank - Science and
Nature has been described by others as "aural vibes and inspiring
trips into a morphological dough of suffocating, inter-city, transient
techno-motive psychobeats." I just think it's damn pretty music.
Sacred Spirits - Yeha-Noha is new-ageish music with
native-american vocals over soft synth-wash textures, very pretty though
- Evolver is a fantastic dancey techno album - don't bother with
their other albums, this is the one to get.
on the beach, in a park in SF, and a
had a wonderful oakland space in 1996-98
great online archives,
went to Stargaze V
The SFRaves Calendar
is where to look for most bay area raves, but the nicest gathering are
typically known only within the community...
Now that i'm in New York City, i can't tell whether there is a friendly
rave community or not. Almost everything here is House, and the
Trance scene seems darker and cliquey..
||(blueroom - gone)
||a place to buy experimental