Monday, 23 February, 2009

Escaping From Color - Rapoon Recomposed & Remixed (2007)

"Again Quasi Pop Label hits the target, with one of the most interesting compilation CDs coming lately to my hands. So, this is at my eyes a kind of tribute to British ethnic ambient industrial solo project known as RAPOON, which has been developing all its talent through the years. Through “escaping from color: Rapoon recomposed & remixed” album. We swim in an experimental sea of creativity, originality and dynamism. This time Quasi Pop Label in the shape of Edward.S has gathered a selection of one of the most representative projects inside experimental/ambient scene to escape from reality and to enter in a no colors world, when Rapoon is the only tangible reality. A reality based in 15 compositions, all of them bringing the necessary essence to represent in a concrete way the nature of an act such as Rapoon.

FRANCISCO LOPEZ, with more a high quantity of releases, and having traveled the world developing electro acoustic performances, is opening this album with a minimalistic ambient composition, floating slowly from start to finish. TV POW, surprises this time with an excellent track, full of dense percussive sounds and effects surrounding the whole track. Really one of the best tracks here. The german duo of Baraka (H) and Glit(S)ch known as TROUM,one of the most representative acts nowadays comes with a tribal ethnic composition with impressive percussive elements which moulds perfectly with the structure of the track in general.

The sound & Media explorer from Portugal, PAULO RAPOSO, makes its presence in this album with an interesting track, in the hands of drone sounds mutating into dense ambient atmospheres, creating architectural spaces through such musical vortex, as only Mr. Raposo could create. AIDAN BAKER, devour us with a magnificent convergence of drone elements, mixed with dense eerie percussive sounds floating between each atmosphere, to create an hypnotic voyage to the most hidden realms of Rapoon. FAMILY UNDERGROUND is a Danish trio, adapting its track into psychedelic drone/noise invasion full of madness. Another artist to mention is Swedish RONNIE SUDIN, creating hypnologic states, covering a wide range of styles as experimental and electronics. This time he develops a provocative ambient piece with vibrating elements, abrasive atmospheres and subliminal vociferations at the core of this track.

CISFINITUM, the Russian ambient act, develops a perfect emotive live track which was recorded 29.10.2006 at “Lkra” Club in Moscow, together with RAPOON, in which the percussive elements and atmospheres are the predominant patterns marked here. Limited to 500 copies, and coming in a kind of digipack with abstract drawings and general art, which reflects in part the material included on this excellent release."
  1. Francisco Lopez “Untitled #193”
  2. TV Pow “Ladder Friends Remix”
  3. Machinefabriek “Drijfzand”
  4. Troum “Farawer”
  5. Steve Roden “Colorscape Forming”
  6. Jorge Castro “Depths”
  7. Paulo Raposo “Tidal Winds”
  8. Aidan Baker “Percussive Drone”
  9. Anla Courtis “Rapooned Rapunga”
  10. Gert-Jan Prins “Raponsje”
  11. Heimir Bjorgulfsson “Obmam Ognom”
  12. Mike Shiflet “Version Belize”
  13. Family Underground “Tube”
  14. Ronnie Sundin “Distant Demons”
  15. Cisfinitum & Rapoon “Live in Ikra, Moscow 2006”
+limited edition of 500 copies*



icastico said...

Rapoon deserves the tribute. Looks interesting. Thanks. (Ambient fans will likely find some things to like over at my site...It's just getting started up, but there will be more to come).

Anonymous said...

The link is not working for me.

Anonymous said...

eggzelent share dude---rapoon-really-rocks

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Janas said...

Thanks a lot, jardim!

Anonymous said...

boa, jocabaloca!

karl said...

Thank you!! As a fan of Rapoon (mostly the early stuff) I can't wait to get this. Yet I suspect that the original materials will be unrecognizable.
Big thanks and also great blog you are running here. keep up the good work.

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