Canada - Luna Kafé - Full Moon 18 - 04/12/98
Themes From A Common Dream
Over the last couple of years, the Vancouver electronic music scene has been
one of the most fertile in Canada, with studios and labels like Subconscious,
Map and Subduction revealing the sounds of Canada's west coast to the world at
large. Lowdown Records easily joins those esteemed ranks with this
compilation, a gathering of works by seven Vancouver artists - Iridium,
Mince, Catalyst Sound, MK Naomi, Steb Sly,
Prime and Phaedra - most of whom work in the tech-house and
trance realm of electronic sound.
Admittedly, the repetitive nature of much of the material causes the tracks to
blur into one another somewhat as the disc progresses, which is fine on the dancefloor
but generally not what I want when listening at home. Despite that, the material is still
excellent, and the closing track - a quirky, distorted slab of intelligent techno by Phaedra
- makes it worth sticking around until the end.
Copyright © 1998 Greg Clow