2350 Broadway ‎– 2350 Broadway 4

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Fax +49-69/450464 ‎– PW 50
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CD, Album, Limited Edition, Multichannel, DTS 5.1
CD, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo
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Tracklist

DTS 5.1 Disc
1-1 Hear The Sun 12:14
1-2 Sustained Energy 9:34
1-3 Extended Wave 10:24
1-4 Ethereal Being 6:59
1-5 Take The Sky 11:47
1-6 Two Lives 10:29
2-Channel Stereo Disc
2-1 Hear The Sun 12:14
2-2 Sustained Energy 9:34
2-3 Extended Wave 10:24
2-4 Ethereal Being 6:59
2-5 Take The Sky 11:47
2-6 Two Lives 10:29

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2350 BROADWAY
New YORK HÖDESHOF 2006

Recorded at Bretton Hall, New York and Klanglobor Hödeshof
Limitation: 500
Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 81005 04362 5
  • Barcode (String): 881005043625

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mundayschild

mundayschild

June 5, 2016
If you want to wash the mind with cosmic harmonic drones linked into the very fabric of time/space itself, then check 'Take The Sky'.
That's all you'll need.
djnovals

djnovals

March 3, 2016

Perfect light ambient album. One of the best ive heard
lixenixen

lixenixen

October 23, 2014
edited over 2 years ago

Like some other reviewers here, I didn't really like the sort glitchy, experimental digital ambient Inoue was doing after he left FAX, even though that sound was quite popular at the turn of the millennium. It doesn't seem Inoue's strengths fit the glitch/click & cut approach well, so when he returned to FAX with this album, it's nice to hear his collab with Namlook sounds more like their 90s albums than what Inoue had been doing between. If you've listened to something like "Shades of Orion 2", you know what you're going to get here: glacially moving but incredibly warm and harmonious set of drones. There aren't any beats, no techno riffs or anything, just soft and slow ambience. The album really benefits from the 5.1. surround sound, as the music makes you feel like being inside a cosmic womb or something. This is a very fine return to form, and it should be appreciated by everyone who's liked the Inoue/Namlook collaborations of the past.
ilmar2350

ilmar2350

October 9, 2013
edited over 3 years ago

It's already more than 6 years ago that these two ambient masters released this album and sad to see it never got the attention it deserved. This one is maybe even stronger than the previous Broadway releases, as it consists of more diverse compositions. Certain ideas evolve and come together. The DTS nicely adds extra dimension to the music. From the first chords of "Hear the sun" the music is like a warm blanket wrapped around you. Mostly the journey is peaceful with bright light around. Although by times it reminds me of spacey music such as Steve Roach's Mystical Chords and sacred Spaces, it does not feel that spacey as there are certain elements in the music that keeps it human. Throughout the music there is a constant sadness around, but at the same time bright light is shining through. "Take the sky" and "Two lives" bring up the emotional level even more and are a beautiful finish. It does not leave the listener untouched. I guess this human and otherworldly feeling at the same time makes this music so special. Till today I have not found anything like this. Already a classic.
chischis

chischis

June 24, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

Two Lives gradually forms into a "call and response" drone and drone, alternating. It's a simple device, yet it sounds utterly, utterly harrowing. Every time it falls away to end the album I'm left staggered - you can probably interpret it in so many ways, but I liken the whole thing to a eulogy to the life of two people from birth to death. I don't have many Fax releases, but god I'm glad I tried this one. I'm no drone fanatic, but this is a CD's worth of truly delicious, emotional, warm, spacey and very melodic drones. Beautiful stuff, recommended strongly to absolutely anyone.
armidge

armidge

February 9, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

I recently bought some of Tetsu Inoue’s mid-career albums like “Fragment Dots” and “Waterloo Terminal,” and for those of you who are as unexcited as I am about that abstract and experimental type of music, you’ll be happy to know that “2350 Broadway 4” is a beautifully strong return to ambient form for Mr. Inoue.

That’s not to discount Pete Namlook’s work on this release. As you would expect from long-time collaborators, they blend like a sunset sky, with constantly shifting colors that each complement the other. Listening to the album is like laying on soft sand with warm water lapping at the sides of your body. The melodies are prevalent, interesting, and enveloping. For all its soothing ambience, however, something about the album still calls up a city atmosphere without blatant sample use. I get a similar feeling when listening to Vangelis’ opening track from “The City” or his track ‘Blade Runner Blues.’

I was hesitant to purchase this album because the first two 2350 Broadway albums were a bit more spacey, full of drones and random musical notes plucked from the ether. This one is more similar to 2350 Broadway 3, but with soundscapes that are even more dense. Another wonderful journey with Messrs. Namlook and Inoue.
jdcapshew

jdcapshew

February 8, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
This is a welcome return to one of the best collaborations on FAX. The music is spacey ambient, long tracks that will remind you of the three earlier 2350 Broadway projects from the mid 90's. It's wonderful to hear Tetsu Inoue and Pete Namlook pairing up again, I hope there will be more. Highly recommended.