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post #46 of 179
If you like Ultimae record label check out there - Fahrenheit Project Volumes. I think there are at least six of them.

Desert Dwellers
Guardner
Ott
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Hallucinogen- In Dub
post #47 of 179
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Stay tuned for 2010. New Solar Fields, Carbon Based Lifeforms, Asura (which is overdue from last year) and a new act seen on their Fahrenheit Project series, Hybrid Leisurland
Looking forward to it I now have everything but the James Murray stuff. Ultimae are such a class company to deal with, I even get a hand written note periodically from Vincent himself with my CD's
post #48 of 179
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Looking forward to it I now have everything but the James Murray stuff. Ultimae are such a class company to deal with, I even get a hand written note periodically from Vincent himself with my CD's
Yeah, usually a crew will write one on their postal cards they include in their packages... Got an incense stick too?

Class act is right. When I was re-ripping all my CDs to lossless, I opened the Carbon Based Lifeforms' World of Sleepers digipack only to noticed the CD missing... Shoot, I forgot it in California, I thought, because me and my gf used to listen to that one a lot when we went to sleep... Called her (she's still there) and she couldn't find it...

So I emailed them asking if by chance they had any damaged returns with a good condition CD to spare... Well they sent me a brand new sealed copy free of charge Of course I've known them for a few years and vice-versa, so they knew I wasn't just going for a free CD... And I had a few great emails exchange with the guy doing mastering at Ultimae, Huby Sea, about... headphones

And if you haven't done so yet, do check out Distant System - Spiral Empire. Mastered by Ultimae, it's just like one of their release ; has the Ultimae sound all over, kind of a mix of early Asura and CBL... When I asked them why they haven't signed that act, they said that sadly they can't afford to have a huge roster, they have limited resources still... You can buy it from their store

Man, I could talk about this company for hours
post #49 of 179
You guys are a frickin' goldmine

to respond to some already mentioned groups, I am a Thievery Corporation fan, Boards of Canada are also fantastic

I dunno if they exactly fit into the same genre exactly, but Frou Frou at the very least borrows a lot of downtempo elements... They only released one album "Details", but according to Wikipedia there could be some more from them in the future.
post #50 of 179
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I dunno if they exactly fit into the same genre exactly, but Frou Frou at the very least borrows a lot of downtempo elements... They only released one album "Details", but according to Wikipedia there could be some more from them in the future.
Look for Imogen Heap's solo albums (Frou Frou's singer), I Megaphone, Speak for Yourself (my favorite) and Ellipse (released last year) if you haven't yet. Love her voice and talent!

One gem too is from Emiliana Torrini's "Love in the Time of Science".

Something a bit more upbeat triphop and "old" (1999) that's worth checking out (I love their remix of Rock the Casbah) is Solar Twins (album of the same name). Sad they only ever made one album only!
post #51 of 179
+1 Love in the Time of Science + Speak for Yourself, both very good albums.

Someone to look out for is "Mosaik", he does some really good atmospheric downtempo stuff for the "demoscene". Admittedly you'll find some great gems from demoscene artists.

Actually, how about "Smith and Mighty" another great Bristol Dub/downtempo outfit.
post #52 of 179
Since we're dabbling in the trip-hop department... Check out Supreme Beings of Leisure and BitterSweet (both almost the same band members and singer), GREAT stuff!
post #53 of 179
I subscribed to eMusic a while back and am on my last legs. Did manage to find a couple of artistes that caught my attention:

1. Ott
2. Hol Baumann
3. Jon Hopkins
4. Urban Myth Club
5. Machine Love

Gotta love the mood music
post #54 of 179
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I subscribed to eMusic a while back and am on my last legs. Did manage to find a couple of artistes that caught my attention:

1. Ott
2. Hol Baumann
3. Jon Hopkins
4. Urban Myth Club
5. Machine Love

Gotta love the mood music
Thanks for the tip, I know most of them except Urban Myth Club, will definitely check them out

This. Thread. Delivers.
post #55 of 179
Sure does, Im going back and forth on Last FM which is also a good source for similar recommendations..
post #56 of 179
so guys the new massive attack album is so good. Heligoland. can't wait for it to land. they have refined their sound.

for more downtempo, Aleph Zero is a pretty consistently good label. Natural Born Chillers and Shulman...also how i found out about Hibernation and Frederik Ohr

Third Ear Audio (album) was a treat last year. as was Zymosis - Elements into Data
post #57 of 179
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Zymosis - Elements into Data
+1, Altar Records has some neat stuff!
post #58 of 179
OH! Jazzanova may tickle your fancy.

EDIT: It's more for those who mentioned trip-hop.
post #59 of 179
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OH! Jazzanova may tickle your fancy.

EDIT: It's more for those who mentioned trip-hop.
More like New Jazz, great stuff and it's a very interesting heading for this thread!

I'd also suggest The Cinematic Orchestra (the latest album, Ma Fleur, is exquisite!).
post #60 of 179
Simon Berry @ Platipus.
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