H.U.V.A. Network - Distances


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<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>H.U.V.A. Network – Distances </span>

Format: CD
Artist: H.U.V.A. Network
Title: When Solar Fields meets Aes Dana - Distances
Label: Ultimae Records, France
Cat. #: INRE 012
Year: 2004

Track listing:

01. 08’40†Distances
02. 07’40†Access to the Long Fields
03. 05’53†Rain Geometries
04. 07’12†Symetric Lifes
05. 03’29†Processing Lights
06. 06’48†Indigo Rooms
07. 08’29†Time Circles
08. 10’24†Overload (Putput Mix)
09. 05’46†Moon Town
10. 07’38†Morning Call (Dawn Remix)
11. 05’56†Sunday Barbeque with the Neighbours


Behold the battle of the giants…

Humans Under Visual Atmospheres Network… Sounds pretty posh, and in a sense it is… This is ambient heavy-weights Magnus Birgersson & Vincent Villuis (of Solar Fields and Aes Dana fame respectably). We heard the first taster of their collaboration of Fahrenheit Project Part 3, and now finally the full album is out…Naturally, it’s on Ultimae Records … That alone, says ‘quality guaranteed’ in my book…

Through broadband internet technology, they’ve been able to swiftly send bits and pieces back and forth from France to Sweden through Ultimae-servers… This album was in the making for six full months, and only a couple of times did the two sonic wizards actually meet IRL… Wow, the wonders of modern technology, huh!?

I’ve listened to this virtually non-stop since I received it in the mail, and it’s hard for me to describe how wonderful it is… I can’t stop listening to it… Ambient chill in its purest, cleanest form… From featherlike, dreamy, tribal atmospheric chill to deep, dark, dubby, alienated downbeat… So fresh, so clean, so well polished… This is beyond words!

Make sure you give this the respect it deserves, but playing it on a decent sound system… There is so much stuff going on, on so many frequencies – Headphones are highly recommended… The deep, rich baselines and the overall magical ambient feel will send you on a journey you will not soon forget… Strong contender for ambient album of the year!


Favourites: All (Oh, and check out the dark, gloomy hidden track after BBQ… Sweet!)


External links:
Ultimae Records: http://www.ultimae.com (soundclips available!)
Saiko Sounds: http://www.saikosounds.com
Psyshop: http://www.psyshop.com
Chaos Unlimited: http://www.chaosunlimited.co.uk
</div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (The_Phonographist @ Apr 6 2004, 03:52 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> Its ok. Didnt really bite me as much as it do you evidently. :P [/quote:7365ac7149]
I dare to disagree mate. Am full of scars & tooth bites! :lol1:
And am loving it! :Wink3:

Excellent review DeathPosture! :punk:

This is sterling! :smokingrasta:
Perhaps "ok" is a little underated. I certainly thought it was worthy of purchase.

Maybe its one of those albums that will grow on me the more I listen to it.

Still dont think I'd give it 9.5/10 :P :Wink3: :smoke:
this lp is brilliant. cant stop listening to it. it has so much atmosphere, one could live inside these tunes. get it now! :Smile3: