Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Node "Node2"

Country: UK
Sub GenreElectronica, Ambient
Release dateFebruary 18, 2014
1 Shinkansen East 10:37
2 The Traveller 8:17
3 Becoming 8:32
4 Doppler 5:07
5 Marche Mécanique 8:30
6 Dark Beneath The Earth 6:06
7 Shinkansen West 11:11
8 No Signa 6:07
9 Thin Air 8:38

Dave Bessell: Synthesizers, Keyboards and Guitars
Ed Buller: Synthesizers, Sequencers and Keyboards
Flood: Synthesizers, Sequencers and Keyboards
Mel Wesson: Synthesizers, Sequencers and Keyboards

The English quartet is as much legendary as his career was ephemeral. His only album, an eponym album launched in 1995, had had such a powerful impact that dozens of bootlegs have flooded the underground market. And what I do recall is the music was dark with heavy rhythms which were crushed beneath chthonian ambiences. I am very satisfied to notice that my memory, on this point, was not lacking to me. Because nearly 20 years later, Node cranks things up a notch with a second album soberly entitled “Node 2”. Accompanied by Mel Wesson (who replaces Gary Stout), Dave Bessell, Ed Buller and Flood (Mark Ellis) have concocted from almost 20 months, through diverse meetings at the Studio Battery in London, an album where the improvisations of the quartet were linked in the delights of the analog equipments in order to redefine the lines of an almost reinvented dark EM. A little as if in 20 years, nothing had moved … And nevertheless.
Read the full review by Sylvain (A.K.A. Phaedream) Lupari at synthsequences.blogspot.com


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