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Title:Turku
Author:H. Kiviluoto vs. H.-P. Schütt
Genre:Experimental, Minimal
Comment:Dedicated to the city of Turku, Finland
Size:1375 KB
File:ddr_turku.zip
Date:2001-06-14

K.os:   Can do better

This one is hard to review. The song is extremely repetitive and monotonous. Now, if this was Trance or Hip-Hop or even Rock, that would be a big problem. But this is minimal experimental ambient. Some would even say it's supposed to be repetitive & monotonous. (Listen to some of Brian Eno's work...;)) I have to say, even though there are only 6 samples in this song (and two, #03 & #0A are of the same instrument), even though the technical aspect of the module is extremely simple, this is interesting stuff.There is a "chilled", "icy" ambiance to this song that is very well done. For optimal enjoyment, listen to it on earphones, with your eyes closed.

TO THE ARTIST:

This is an interesting experiment, but once it was over, I foud myself thinking "and..." What I mean is that it doesn't sound "finished". Experimental ambient tracks usually last longuer that 4 minutes & there is a reason for that: Once you have set up an ambiance you need to "do something" with it. Think of it as telling a story: You have set up the stage & introduced some actors, now something needs to happen.

Peace,
*-) K.os


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