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V.A. (VARIOUS ARTISTS) - A cleansing ascension

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Elevator Bath eeaoa040
Release Year: 2008
Note: label-compilation celebrating the 10 year anniversary of this fine label, with: MATT SHOEMAKER, ADAM PACIONE, JIM HAYNES, KEITH BERRY, RICK REED, DALE LLOYD, COLIN ANDREW SHEFFIELD, FRANCISCO LOPEZ, JAMES ECK RIPPIE, TOM RECCHION. Exclusive material, edition of 650 copies
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Das kleine aber feine US-Label ELEVATOR BATH vom hierzulande leider so gut wie unbekannten COLIN ANDREW SHEFFIELD feiert seinen 40sten Release mit einer Compilation, die den besonderen Stil vorstellt den das Label vertritt, der von elektronisch-meditativen Drones bis zu minimalen field recording-Kompositionen reicht....Sehr hrenswerte Stcke kommen unserer Meinung z.B. von JIM HAYNES, DALE LLOYD, MATT SHOEMAKER und FRANCISCO LOPEZ...

"The compilation of the week is 'A Cleansing Ascension', which is to celebrate ten years of Elevator Bath, which bears catalogue number 040, which means an average of four releases a year. That may not seem much, but why say more if you want to say fine things? Exactly my point, there are too many mediocre releases. Elevator Bath's releases span all sorts of formats, from 7"s and LPs to CDRs and CDs. The ten artists gathered on this disc may be regarded as the current bunch 'signed' (a term not appropriate to the world of Elevator Bath, but you get my drift, I hope) to the label and it makes quite a coherent family. The pieces move along the very fine line of ambient music, sound scapes, drones and modern electronics. The exact definition of each might be hard to give, but fact is that there are vital and subtle differences between the pieces. It may require some insight to tell these differences, but they are there. None of these pieces is weak or even remotely weak, as all of them are quite good. But there is also no track that really makes the big jump and leaps ahead of the rest. Perhaps in a showcase like this, this is also not really necessary. The ten that create this birthday bash are Matt Shoemaker, Adam Pacione, Jim Haynes, Keith Berry, Rick Reed, Dale Lloyd, Colin Andrew Sheffield, Francisco Lopez, James Eck Rippie and Tom Recchion. If this is a new label for you, then you should definitely seek it out." [FdW / Vital Weekly]

"...While each track is quite solid, the album also flows very well, with somber drones dominating the palette of sound although similar themes and complimentary sounds seem to return after small detours towards the heavy, the oblique, and the desolate. Highly recommended!" [Aquarius Records]