Arovane ‎– Tides

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City Centre Offices ‎– TowerblockCD001
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Tracklist

1 Theme 3:40
2 Tides 5:32
3 Eleventh! 4:45
4 Tomorrow Morning 1:51
5 Seaside 3:35
6 A Secret 4:39
7 The Storm 7:23
8 Deauville 5:43
9 Epilogue 2:43

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Written and produced Berlin 1999.

©&℗ 2000 City Centre Offices
Distribution UK: Baked Goods.
Distribution D: Hardwax.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): TOWERBLOCK CD 001 MPO 01 @@ 403
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): TOWERBLOCK CD 001 MPO 01 @@ 4 01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2): IFPI L032
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1206
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 121F

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TOWERBLOCK 001 Arovane Tides(LP, Album, W/Lbl, Promo) City Centre Offices TOWERBLOCK 001 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
TOWERBLOK001 Arovane Tides(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) City Centre Offices TOWERBLOK001 Germany Unknown
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TOWERBLOCKCD 001 Arovane Tides(9xFile, MP3, Album, 192) City Centre Offices TOWERBLOCKCD 001 Germany Unknown
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maedecedeam

maedecedeam

June 27, 2013
edited over 4 years ago

Distant yet intimate, the pulsing rhythms and minimalist melodic motifs merge in blissful solitude. Meandering, lo-fi textural interludes and wafting acoustic fragments shape the whole of this collection, inviting the listener to pause, reflect. Harpsichord and electronics enjoy a close union here.

It is that moment on a sunset beach when you take one last, deep breath.
BudeMuelle

BudeMuelle

June 2, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

"Tides", in my opinion, is Uwe Zahns best release by far. Nine perfectly arranged melancholic tracks, with a nostalgic sound comparable to Boards of Canadas "Twoism" or Boom Bips "Seed to Sun". A must-have if you`re into this kind of music.
JonnieDarko

JonnieDarko

February 19, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

Words by fellow reviewers cannot be topped as this is quite an eloquent album of warm soundscapes.

I put this soothing album on my MP3, in-ear headphones & i'm a kip. Sounds of the Sea, warm, organic electronics & beautiful chords. Probably best listened to near a sun-drenched beach on a faraway island, but really is an essential listen wherever you are.
Not your average Arovane album. Better!
casinovsjapan

casinovsjapan

July 5, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

"Tides" is essential listening and my favorite Arovane release. As a whole, the album is perfectly balanced, taking on so many vivid images of warm and tranquil places. Christian's guitar flourishes adds an extra element of organic, emotive melody to an already rich composition. I read that this album was inspired by a trip Mr. Zahn took to the Mediterranean. What an amazing translation! "Tides" is perfect prologue to CCO's flawless legacy of promoting and releasing some of the best melodic electronic music in the world. RESPECT.
scoundrel

scoundrel

February 26, 2004

<i>Tides</i> is a lovely work, superior to <i>Atol Scrap</i> -- much deeper and warmer. From the harpsicord on the opening track, "Theme," you can tell that this album has been more thought out and more fully rendered. The electronics are more fully integrated, as are the beats. A excellent example of the potential and power of electronic music.
charles_howarth

charles_howarth

December 3, 2002

A quite breathtaking album. This is quite a different affair from Arovane's output on the Din label - much more laid back and organic in mood and texture. Skillfuly used samples of sea-birds and children playing help to create a tranquility that compliments the guitar playing of label-colleague Christian Kleine perfectly. On a similar note to naitsabes above, when city life becomes too much, I put this on the car stereo and head out to a secluded spot in the countryside, and stop the car to absorb the haunting beauty of this album in an idyllic setting.
naitsabes

naitsabes

November 5, 2001
edited over 15 years ago

What a wonderful album. The title "tides" describes it pretty well, it's like stitting on the bank of a huge lake, watching the wind playing with the waters. Very beautiful composed with warm sound, but also lonely and yearning.