Places in Arizona
Atmospheric layers, textures and beats mirror the widely diverse landscapes of Arizona. 'Without a doubt, one of the top releases of 2002, a must have for serious lovers of a broad category of music that is labeled ambient these days.' -Bill Binkelman / Wind & Wire 'Places in Arizona captures the heat coming off the rock in the deserts of the American Southwest as well as recording the history which has passed over these stones.' -Mark Teppo / Earpollution online magazine Songs from Places in Arizona have been featured on PBS / John Diliberto's syndicated radio show 'Echoes', KXLU's 'Alien Air Music' (Pat Murphy), KCRW 'Morning Becomes Eclectic', 'Blueprint', 'Pop Secret', 'Broadband' and 'Weekend Becomes Eclectic'. Online play includes: Wind and Wire, Aural Innovations, Ambient.US, Astreaux World, SomaFM, Dub Beautiful Collective, SKY.fm, Magnitude and Radio Ambient, More reviews: 'Splendid! This is a very relaxing ambient recording.' -ZGRAF 'Many of the tracks melt into one another, creating additional harmonies and/or effects during the transition, sometimes bordering psychedelic. Many tracks have spacy-sounding synths juxtaposed with more natural sounding, very rhythmic, percussion. Most of the tracks are great on their own. But the sequence of them makes each more enjoyable. Another person called this CD a 'Southwestern Road Trip.' I add to that, 'with the top down under a very clear and starlit sky.' After listening to this CD, I feel mentally like I have just taken a relaxing vacation.This is a great treat of a listen any time of day, but it rewards the listener well for paying attention and listening in complete darkness with no distractions. If you're a fan of Ambient music, this is undoubtedly an essential must-have.' - 'kappa987'