Monolake ‎– Interstate

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Untitled 0:22
Abundance 10:09
Gecko 2:05
Untitled 5:21
Tangent I 8:04
Tangent II 9:27
Perpetuum 6:47
Amazon 5:51
Untitled 5:06
Ginza 5:04
Terminal 6:11

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ML001CD Monolake Interstate(CD, Album) Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music ML001CD Germany 1999 Sell This Version
ml001 Monolake Interstate(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music ml001 Germany 1999
ml 001 Monolake Interstate(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music ml 001 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
ml001 Monolake Interstate(8xFile, FLAC, Album) Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music ml001 Germany Unknown

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hafler3o

hafler3o

May 24, 2017
referencing Interstate, 8xFile, FLAC, Album, ml001

No suprise that this release sounds most 'like' Hong Kong' as it's the next one chronologically speaking. But already something is happening, simpler beats and suspended notes are making way. Reverb soaked rhythms skitter more into front centre, a little basic channel influence here, some dub there. Ambience is being eschewed in favour of a bolder style of confident techno. Well crafted and a different beast to the painstakingly artificial ambience of 'Gobi'. Monolake are on the move.
technomek

technomek

March 31, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Interstate, CD, Album, ML001CD
This is not passive listening music and Perpetuum is like brain surgery while you're awake.
kattamuuran

kattamuuran

December 30, 2009
referencing Interstate, CD, Album, ML001CD

xenlab is right, but does little to describe this, one of monolakes masterworks, so another review is warrented. monolake is one of the best and most creative artists to come out of the chain reaction camp, which is saying alot, since most of the artists on that seminal imprint went on to release some incredible music (vladislav delay, fluxion, porter ricks, etc). interstate will always have a special place for me, and likely many others as well, as it truly sounds like nothing else out there. still, to this day, this is an album that stands alone, without any peer. deeply aquatic, like sitting on a skiff in the middle of the swamp, listening to crickets, midges and birds flit about, every track on the record evokes heavy atmosphere, and flows seemlesly into the next. the album is anchored by a strong dub backbone, but this is highly original dub, mainly due to each track being so rhythmically engaging, unorthodox, and complex. stereo is used to great affect throughout, and each sound is carefully crafted. it's like an alien landscape at times, so luch, and so beautiful. it's the kind of record that can sit alongside top albums by the black dog, aphex twin, the orb and model 500, not because it necessarily sounds like any of those records, but because it is so endearingly orignal that it will stand the test of time as a classic without parallel. although highly rhythmic, i do think of this as "ambient" for its atmosphere, and one of the best electronic albums released in past 20 years. if you have not already, do yourself a favour and consume immediatly!
xenlab

xenlab

July 2, 2003
referencing Interstate, CD, Album, ML001CD
monolake blends minimal glitch with warm dub-like synths to create pulsing soundscapes that are at once captivating and danceable. Their 'Cinemascope' release realizes this more fully then this freshman release. Good things are sure to come from these guys. Stay Tuned.