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LVJCDR013

cd-r, limited edition
61:11

Quark
including
  Green Beauty
  Blue Up
  Green Charm
  Red Truth
  Blue Down
  Red Strange
  Blue Beauty
  Red Down
  Green Truth

Moscow duet VEGA STEREO – Alexey and Nastya

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6 $ elsewhere


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Quark

lvjcdr013 (2009)

Long suite of hypnotic ambient landscapes, electronic minimalism and relaxed floating through soft spaces of colors – created with vintage analog synthesizers. The other member of this mysterious Russian duo is also known for his project Analog Concept.



"Not much to report here. Move on. Reference the Eno Ambient series if you want the real thing. Vega Stereo's "Quark" clocks in at 61:11, though I can't say it even moved me much past the 15 minute mark. "Quark" never hits a plateau that at least provided a change or a moment of clarity where you think its going to get better. Luovaja's site says the following about the release which is more friendly than I could ever be …

'Long suite of hypnotic ambient landscapes, electronic minimalism and relaxed floating through soft spaces of colors – created with vintage analog synthesizers. The other member of this mysterious Russian duo is also known for his project Analog Concept.' 4/10"" (Darryl Norsen / Foxy Digitalis)


"Venäläinen duo Vega Stereo avaa pelin kauniilla, hillityllä ambientilla, joka kumpuilee täyteläisinä aaltoina, erittäin lupaavasti. Ensimmäinen vartti on silkkaa rautaa: analogista äänimaisemamusiikkia, jossa on runsasta vaihtelua, kaunista harmoniaa ja pientä, mahtavasti hypnotisoivaa dronea. Sen jälkeen kuitenkin meno muuttuu paljon tasapaksummaksi, ja puolen tunnin kieppeillä ollaan jo melko rutiininomaisessa materiaalissa. Viimeisellä vartilla kuitenkin kivutaan jälleen paljon mielenkiintoisempaan suuntaan, vaikka alun täydellisyyteen ei päästäkään.

Quark on hyvää ambientia, erityisesti sellaiseen makuun joka ei kaipaa äänimaisemaansa liian synkkänä. Keskivaihekin lipuu ohi, niin että taustamusiikkina varsinkin tämä kiekko toimii hyvin mukavasti." (Jiituomas / Kuolleen Musiikin Yhdistys)


"The Russian duo Vega Stereo starts off with beautiful, subdued ambient, which very promisingly flows in robust waves. The first 15 minutes are solid gold: Analog soundscape music, which contains lots of alternation, beautiful harmony and small, magnificently hypnotizing drone. After that things become much more boring, though, and by the half-hour mark it’s all become just rather generic, rote, ambient. In the last 15 minutes there is a return to far more interesting material, but not on the level of the excellent beginning.

Quark is fine ambient, particularly for those who prefer ambient that isn’t of the darkest kind. And the half-way bits do flow away smoothly enough, making this an enjoyable album, particularly as background music." (Jiituomas / Kuolleen Musiikin Yhdistys)


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