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VA - Natural Born Chillers [Aleph Zero]

Aleph Zero Nov 19, 2004

  1. Aleph Zero

    Aleph Zero Junior Members

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    Hello to all =)

    Our new release is finally ready. It's a wonderful compilation featuring 10 new tunes, which most are exclusive to this release!


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    Here's the official release info-

    Artist: Various Artists.
    Title: Natural Born Chillers.
    Genre: Chill Out, Electronic, Ambient.
    Label: Aleph Zero Records
    Media Format: CD
    Catalog No.: AlephZ03
    Release Date: November, 30th 2004.


    After two highly successful albums from Shulman and Bluetech, Aleph Zero is proud to present our first compilation, making the claim--we are NATURAL BORN CHILLERS !!!

    The 10 Natural Born Chillers featured here promise your mind the chance to chill out, relax, and project itself to other realms and mental soundscapes with deep powerful emotions and cutting edge sounds.

    Among the Natural Born Chillers, you will find established artists from around the world such as: Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Shulman, Ishq, MIDIval PunditZ, Son Kite, and J.Viewz, as well as featuring promising
    new artists from Aleph Zero such as: Agalactia, Anahata, Cosmic Fools, Eastern Spirit, Jirah and Zen Mechanics.

    Compiled by DJ Shahar & Shulman, the album constructs a musical genre-breaking journey, spiraling up from quiet penetrating dream soundtracks, through hypnotizing atmospheric moments, dubb sequences and mystical ambient touches, all the way to relaxed body moving tunes.

    Through the journey, you'll visit different corners of the universe from Ireland to India and Egypt on our humble earth all the way to far away galaxies. All tracks featured here have passed through the Aleph Zero high quality music filter, have been digitally mastered by Shulman, and promise your ears and mind complete enjoyment!

    Come chill with us - be a natural!


    Track listing:

    01 . Ishq - Alaya.
    02 . Anahata - Shakti.
    03 . Zen Mechanics - A New Philosophy.
    04 . Jirah - Disconnect.
    05 . Agalactia - Monochrome Rainbow Pixie.
    06 . Cosmic Fools - Be Yourself.
    07 . J.Viewz - Estha.
    08 . Son Kite - On Air (MIDIval PunditZ remix).
    09 . Omar Faruk Tekbilek & Steve Shehan - Ya Bouy (Shulman remix).
    10 . Eastern Spirit - Under Water (part one).

    Total playing time: 79:10


    Check out the wonderful E-Flyer: http://www.aleph-zero.info/NBCeflyer.htm


    Cover image: http://www.aleph-zero.info/NBCSleeveFront.jpg


    Additional info and samples: http://www.aleph-zero.info/nbcrelease.html


    Regards,
    AZ.
     
  2. Cymatic

    Cymatic Pioneer of thought Staff Member

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    Seriously now, ive never heard this stuff, is it real CHILL, i spend loads on CD's of people i dont know, recent purchase £25 Asian Beat Bazaar,and Africanism. and a few weeks ago Asian underground and Indian Sunset, the Africanism..give it a big miss...as for the rest i got about 8 good tracks off it, "Money well spent"? depends if you are looking for that REAL CHILL sound..so, convince me..... will i be wearing out the CD from day one, and forgetting to play other's? or will i be editing bits and pieces to try and create that CHILL feel... what i am looking for is sounds that when your chatting and you hear it you automaticaly say "SSSSHHHHHHH" "i wanna hear this" a sound that when i close my eyes i can allow the sounds to direct my thoughts.....Just got the Celtic Chillout today £14.97 nothing to shout about, but more of a "cleaning the house" listen to CD..so......does your CD have what i am looking for? (i should'nt realy say this until you reply but i'm gonna buy the bugger anyway) :Grin:
     
  3. DeathPosture

    DeathPosture Fingering.Nuns.On.Mars

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    V/A – Natural Born Chillers

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    Artist: Various
    Title: Natural Born Chillers
    Format: CD (jewel case)
    Label: Aleph Zero Records (Israel)
    Cat. #: AlephZ03
    Date: 30 November 2004

    Track listing:

    01. 11’13†Ishq - Alaya
    02. 07’10†Anahata - Shakti
    03. 11’19†Zen Mechanics – A New Philosophy
    04. 08’28†Jirah - Disconnect
    05. 09’10†Agalactia – Monochrome Rainbow Pixie
    06. 06’31†Cosmic Fools – Be Yourself
    07. 05’09†J.Viewz - Estha
    08. 06’11†Son Kite – On Air (MIDIval PunditZ Remix)
    09. 07’00†Omar Faruk Tekbilek & Steve Shehan – Ya Bouy (Shulman Remix)
    10. 06’29†Eastern Spirit – Under Water (Part One)

    Review:

    Complete enjoyment for ears and mind…

    Though this is only the third release by the Israeli chill label Aleph Zero, Yaniv Shulman & Shahar Bar-Itzhak have already gained massive respect and admiration throughout the world wide trance community for the two outstanding album releases by Shulman and Bluetech. I’m proud to own both, and I consider them highly valuable parts of my chill-out collection… With such a high quality level, my expectation for this, the first Aleph Zero compilation, were high… Let’s find out if they were met…

    Let me take you thru the tracks…

    #01: Ishq – Alaya
    Alright – prepare to chill out… And I mean reeeeeally chill out! Frozen really! Ishq is the ambient collective from Cornwall (U.K.) headed by Matt Hillier, and after the critically acclaimed and re-released album Orchid, here’s another quality tune… This is active meditation – virtually beatless, soothing ambient… The sound of the elements: Wind & water… Birds in the background… Subtle choir work… - All ingredients in a very nice, very mellow, breathtaking journey of a track…

    #02: Anahata – Shakti
    This compilation is a continuous mix, so we slip seamlessly into the next track by Anahata known from some of the old R.T.T.S. Ambient Meditation compilations… We dig a little deeper now, adding more percussion, electro bits and hints of dub… But definitely still downtempo… Check out the characteristic reverb effect used throughout the track… Nice little track!

    #03: Zen Mechanics – A New Philosophy
    “You start thinking as a new person, and a new philosophy grows inside. You don’t just watch the earth; you start thinking about its problems...†Next up is Zen Mechanics a.k.a. Wouter Thomassen delivering a lengthy track with long organic, floating pads & deep tribal/ritual influences… Subtle synths and dubby beats… I like how this track constantly evolves, yet it maintains its overall spacey feeling… Sweet!

    #04: Jirah - Disconnect
    Jirah released his melodic full-on debut album last year on USTA, but here we’re treated to a more mellow side of his production skills… Nice guitar-action, electro-dub, subtle percussion and distinct ethnic influences… This is high quality downtempo psy-electronica…

    #05: Agalactia – Monochrome Rainbow Pixie
    Remember the Agalactia track from the Psychedelic Sparks compilation that was conceived as a result of a track contest @ psynews.org a couple of years back? I haven’t heard anything from Philip Khripkov since then, but he sure hasn’t lost his touch… This track is a palette of dub, electro, chill, electronica, ethnic beats, etc… The pace has quickened and we’re exposed to loads of different genres here, though the focus is still on downtempo… That’s one hell of a flute… And those Irish influences towards the end are very uplifting – it has me smiling! ;o)

    #06: Cosmic Fools – Be Yourself
    “A wizard is never late. He arrives precisely when he means to.†AFAIK this is the debut for Cosmic Fools… I have no idea who’s behind that moniker, but what I do know is that is one hell of a debut… The first part of the track is something as rare as darkish, yet uplifting downtempo… I really like the soft, gentle melodies on top a very deep, groovy foundation… The female singing is also a nice touch – and even the LOTR samples are pretty cool. Nice track for sure – and remember to “be yourself, let your conscious lead you and follow your heart…â€

    #07: J.Viewz – Estha
    J.Viewz is the alter-ego of Jonathan Dagan from critically acclaimed Israeli downbeat sensation Violet Vision… Everything I’ve heard that he’s been involved in was great and so is this… More string-action here, flute, thick Eastern influences and female, ethnic vocals… Nice – though way too short!

    #08: Son Kite – On Air (MIDIval PunditZ Remix)
    Son Kite’s On Air is on of my fav’e progressive tunes from 2004 – and this mix by US breaks-n-ambient duo MIDIval PunditZ was included on the single released prior to the album… I immediately fell in love with the remix back then, and kudos to Aleph Zero for including it on this compilation… It fits perfectly! This is nice blend of all kinds of stuff… Dubby breaks, Oriental chanting, Raja flute, sitar, mellow tribal percussion… With the added-value nostalgic Son Kite groove intact! Very nice track!

    #09: Omar Faruk Tekbilek & Steve Shehan – Ya Bouy (Shulman Remix)
    To my knowledge Turkish ney master Mr. Tekbilek is pretty well-know in the Arab world-music scene and has had tracks featured on well-known ambient compilations like Buddha Bar and Back To Mine… And now, here’s a Shulman remix – and what a track! This is ambient world music with thick, thick Eastern influences and an overall phat ethnic groove… Reminds me of Asura or Kaya Project at times… Very good! According to Shulman, the instrument played here is some kind of Turkish wind instrument similar to the Indian shenhai… Amazing track!

    #10: Eastern Spirit – Under Water (Part One)
    Last up is Eastern Spirit which also is an up-and-coming act… We’re doing aquatic acrobatics here and the sound of the wet element is indeed present here… As the first track, this is soothing, relaxing, and beautiful ambient… The flute, the deep groove and the long floating pads create a very harmonic platform and underlines the closing statements of a dynamic, stunning journey…

    Aleph Zero has done it again… Released the third consecutive masterpiece… That’s a pretty damn good statistic, and there is no doubt in my mind that this compilation will enjoy immediate success throughout the world wide chill-out community – it really deserves it! I will not hesitate to call this compilation essential for any fan of intelligent, soothing, downtempo journey-music and I’m thrilled to give this my highest recommendation… Go get it!

    Favourites: 1, 3, 4, 5(!), 6, 8(!), 9(!), 10

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    External links:
    Aleph Zero Records: http://www.aleph-zero.info/NBCeflyer.htm (e-flyer)
    Psyshop: http://www.psyshop.com/shop/CDs/ale/ale1cd003.html
    Saiko Sounds: http://www.saikosounds.com/english/display_release.asp?id=4473
    Chaos Unlimited: http://www.chaosunlimited.co.uk/cgi-bin/product.asp?LR=ALEPHCD03
    Amboworld: http://www.amboworld.com/cgi-bin/product.asp?LR=ALEPHCD03
    Trance Shop: http://www.trance-shop.com/de/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=4222
    Ultimae: http://www.ultimae.com/imports/index.html?skeud=128
    Wirikuta: http://www.wirikuta.at/web66/product_detail.jsp?showDetail=66158
     
  4. Aleph Zero

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    mmmm........
    Hard one here....
    My ultimate test for an amazing track is one that makes people shut up in a middle of a conversation as well. Did we deliver this here? I sure hope so- yes it was tested on my friends, and yes, most track got conversations to die... However, not all tracks are intended to do that- Ishq track needs quiet to begin with, in order to be able to absorb it's magnificense- so no, it didn't get people to shut up. However, when I got it first from Matt in the post, after an early morning of running around offices and shops and basically being thrown out of balance before the day even started- I sat to listen, and my whole day changed at once- calm was restored, and I happily got out for a walk in the morning sun with my dog. So it was in- no doubt was raised about it :Smile3:

    But, judging ones own creations is tricky, and it's really your job to do that. I can only hope you'll like it.

    So far the responses have been really good, from DJs, reviewers, artists and shops, so we're very happy, as we invested a lot in this one.

    BTW, It's available online here:

    Aleph Zero: http://www.aleph-zero.info/shop.html
    Amboworld: http://www.amboworld.com/cgi-bin/product.asp?LR=ALEPHCD03
    Backroads: http://www.backroadsmusic.com/reviews/var_g_p_reviews.htm#Naturalbornchillers
    Beatspace: http://www.beatspace.com/dettagli/dettaglio.asp?id=1727
    CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/alephzerocomp
    Chaosunlimited: http://www.chaosunlimited.co.uk/cgi-bin/product.asp?LR=ALEPHCD03
    Psyshop: http://www.psyshop.com/shop/CDs/ale/ale1cd003.html
    Saikosounds: http://www.saikosounds.com/english/display_release.asp?id=4473
    Trance Shop: http://www.trance-shop.com/de/catal...=4222&osCsid=87404d920cf7358d20203d196e5485e3
    Ultimae: http://www.ultimae.com/imports/index.html?skeud=128
    Wirikuta: http://www.wirikuta.at/web66/product_detail.jsp?showDetail=66158

    Hope you anjoy!
    DJ Shahar (Aleph Zero)
     
  5. Trilobyte_simon

    Trilobyte_simon Junior Members

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    :bananada: Top banana! Very cool sounds hmmmmmmmmm
     
  6. Cymatic

    Cymatic Pioneer of thought Staff Member

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    Well, what can i say, after the reviews i have read on here, i'm not convinced to buy the CD you have promoted, I've ordered "ALL" of them that were on the web site :Grin:
    Thank you for buying, it is very much appreciated.
    We will send you an email soon to confirm your order.
    If you don't receive an email from us in a day or two please don't hesitate to contact us again using the form in our website contact section. also, we will do our best to ship your order as soon as it is humanly possible...

    thanks again... and may the force be with you!

    "Heres looking forward to some CHILL" Thanks guys, :Grin:

    This email confirms that you have paid Aleph Zero (paypal@aleph-zero.info) 48.00 EUR using PayPal.
     
  7. tripowski

    tripowski Festive Camel

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    This is a really great CD and I am looking forward to blasting some of the tracks out at Baraka on NYE, especially #7 'Estha', which lately I quite often play at loud volume just before I go to work... well done!!
     
  8. jamez_23

    jamez_23 Blah

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    Is that Nadia from Big Brother on the cover ?....... :ph34r:
     
  9. CarbonumJist

    CarbonumJist whistling in the darkness

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    Very cwl comp!

    Zen Mechanics...... oh yes.......!

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  10. Cymatic

    Cymatic Pioneer of thought Staff Member

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    The CD's arrived today Natural born Chillers, Shulman soundscapes and modern tales, bluetech, and Shulman in search of a meaningfull moment.

    Hmm, NBC need to listen to again, Shulman meaningfull, listening to now, its getting there.....the other two i shall listen to straight after this one, and then comment....then take them to a friends over xmas and try them again with a :smoke: and then commment further :Grin:
     
  11. Aleph Zero

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    Hi all,
    Natural Born Chillers has been released a couple of weeks ago and it's been topping the charts and getting excellent reviews and feedbacks.

    For those of you who didn't have the chance to listen yet, we've arranged for you an online launch on Digitally Imported Radio- www.di.fm on January 5th of the new year- that's Wednesday, and you can find all the details here:

    http://www.di.fm/calendar/event.php?event=1045

    Be sure to check it out, and we wish you a happy new year, a year of peace, love and good music!
    Shahar & Shulman,
    Aleph Zero.

    www.aleph-zero.info
     
  12. Rik

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    these get my personal recommendation, had a chance to hear this at boom festival and later got the releases on the mail shortly after they where available online... a must for you advanced chillers out there!
     
  13. Rik

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    these get my personal recommendation, had a chance to hear this at boom festival and later got the releases on the mail shortly after they where available online... a must for you advanced chillers out there!
     
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