Joey Beltram ‎– Aonox

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
vis 110 Joey Beltram Aonox(2xLP, Album) Visible Records vis 110 US 1994 Sell This Version
BAR 6206-12 Joey Beltram Aonox(2xLP, Album) Barramundi BAR 6206-12 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
vis 110 Joey Beltram Aonox(2xLP, Album, Promo, TP) Visible Records vis 110 US 1994 Sell This Version
VISCD-1003 Joey Beltram Aonox(CD, Album) Visible Records VISCD-1003 US 1994 Sell This Version
BAR 6206 Joey Beltram Aonox(CD, Album) Barramundi BAR 6206 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
SELD 002 Joey Beltram Aonox(2xLP, Album, RE, Cle) Ownlife SELD 002 Germany 2017 Sell This Version

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daftcombo

daftcombo

May 22, 2017
referencing Aonox, 2xLP, Album, RE, Cle, SELD 002

Excellent sound on this re-issue on clear vinyl. Nice artwork too.
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1890942187091

April 18, 2017
referencing Aonox, 2xLP, Album, vis 110
Repress is coming very soon on the Leiras's label: Ownlife!
karrrlo

karrrlo

October 23, 2014
referencing Aonox, 2xLP, Album, vis 110
One of my all times favourite ambient album. Some amazing tracks in this album, deep, moving, melancolic, hypnotic... a must have.
plastikman5

plastikman5

April 13, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Aonox, CD, Album, BAR 6206

This album can be played at 45rpm(cut at 33rpm)or CD played on a Pioneer or SL-DZ1200 and tweaked on the speed. This is actually a techno album in the JB style, adjust the speed and majestic ambience becomes killer dancefloor, try it for this is fact from the man himself. One of the finest releases of any genre that is electronic music.
reyez187

reyez187

January 18, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Aonox, CD, Album, BAR 6206

I'm not much of an ambient fanatic but sometimes a release drags my attention. Mostly this is the case with some Aphex Twin, Solar Quest, FSOL or Global Communication albums. But this particular Joey Beltram one shares a special place in my heart and mind.

As if Joey wasn't already the don of the so called early nineties 'energetic techno' he succeeds in giving ambient an extra dimension. He managed to merge his particular techno sound with ambient while combining it with eighties 'The Cure' like melancholic sadness and a lick of acid from time to time. I've a soft spot for deep, quality music with a dark edge, it makes me feel well and it feeds my mind. Therefor 'Aonox' fits me like a glove. Although the album is mostly overlooked, it would have been known by a bigger crowd if it was released on e.g. Warp or so.

I only got hold of this album a short while ago and considering the pure beauty of this soundtrip and the amount of listening time I could have given it, it's a real shame I didn't buy this back in the day. Simply timeless and brilliant.

June 16, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Aonox, 2xLP, Album, vis 110
Amazing ambient splurge! Slow rhythms, deep synths and loads of gloomy TB303 basslines. I've always wondered if Beltram didn't lend Richie Hawtin's Devilfish to make this record as that's exactly what the 303-sound is like and I can't think of any other American techno artists owning such a device back in 1994.
kentandrew

kentandrew

May 4, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Aonox, 2xLP, Album, BAR 6206-12
An album which sounds like Stomp in a freezer, with the band members trying to kill each other. Some tracks sound like the time signatures are odd-numbered. My favorite is Girk, I think, (the track names and songs do not really relate) where it sounds like a cyclical machine that demolishes villages is razing the land with a laser (a nasty sweep). It sounds cool, inhumane, and I wouldn't trade it, but is not a relaxational record.
gu1lty

gu1lty

April 18, 2004
referencing Aonox, CD, Album, VISCD-1003

Mr Beltram does it again with another fantastic release. This is not a well known cd and is often widely overlooked but none the less its fantastic. This is different to his normal sound and is a journey into ambient soundscapes simialr to Aphex twin's Ambient works 2. Awesome!!!
Marijus

Marijus

September 28, 2003
referencing Aonox, CD, Album, BAR 6206

Almost ten years have passed since the release of this masterpiece but when I listen to it I don't find myself at the other end of the decade. This music that doesn't get old. This music keeps its strength as the amber imprisons a little bug in it. Why? Listen to it and find the answer yourself. And while you do that, I will keep drowning in that dark empty space gently sketched with a few lines of stars, lighting a little bit of anger, little bit of disappointment or, most likely, little bit of nothingness...
JeanMarcD

JeanMarcD

August 3, 2003
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Aonox, CD, Album, BAR 6206

Joey Beltram is of course known as a DJ / producer of grinding techno, but he also made an extraordinary ambient release in 1994. Aonox is the "Coldwave" of ambient and the trackname "Cure" is in no way coincidental: the album exhales the same melancholic atmosphere you find on legendary albums "Pornography" and "Seventeen Seconds" from The Cure.