Various ‎– Air Texture Volume II

Air Texture ‎– AIR002
2 × CD, Compilation


Loscil Selection
1-1 Brian McBride At A Loss
1-2 Marcus Fischer (2) A Fifth Season
1-3 Loscil Else
1-4 Chris Herbert (2) Naimina
1-5 Pan•American Tx
1-6 Strategy (3) Frog City
1-7 Solo Andata At Commissure
1-8 P Jørgensen 401
1-9 Rob Bridgett Field 3
1-10 Mitchell Akiyama Dirge For The Canon
Rafael Anton Irisarri Selection
2-1 Marcus Fjellström The Eroding (Fairytale Music 3)
2-2 Sawako Hovering
2-3 Simon Scott Modena
2-4 Library Tapes Och Natten Andades Redan Under Träden
2-5 Lissom Hollow Of Winter
2-6 Mokira I Love You Pipecock
2-7 Benoit Pioulard If I Could Possibly Tell The Difference, I Wouldn't Care Anyway
2-8 Eluvium Sleeper
2-9 Kyle Bobby Dunn La Passerelle De Ses Yeux
2-10 Rafael Anton Irisarri Black Days Follow Me Around
2-11 Lawrence English Cooperative Drift
2-12 Bvdub Surrender To Your Cold Embrace


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August 11, 2012
Following in the footsteps of the Pop Ambient (Kompakt) and Excursions in Ambiance (Astalwerks) legacy, the Air Texture series is back with a second volume promoting the sound of ambient, minimal and modern classical genres. The 2xCD installment presents two prominent artists with an opportunity to curate each disk. On the very first volume we were honored with selections by bvdub (Brock van Wey) and Andrew Thomas. For this second chapter, we are graced with twenty-two more tracks as picked by my all time favorite artists: Loscil and Rafael Anton Irisarri. Both of these musicians have appeared numerous times on these pages, and it is a pleasure to finally check out their personal choices for this wonderful project. Scott Morgan kicks off the compilation with Brian McBride and Marcus Fischer, appearing with his own work at track number three. The volume continues with pieces by Chris Herbert, Pan American, Strategy and Solo Andata, reminiscent of loscil’s deep atmospheric sound. Morgan’s fantastic selection ends with tracks by P Jørgensen, Rob Bridgett and Mitchel Akiyama – the last two names being new to my collection, introducing me to their unique sound, like every compilation is intended to do. For the second disc, Rafael Anton Irisarri doesn’t hold back his appreciation of quality recordings and unleashes a superstar roster showcasing the cream of the crop in modern talent. Among these (and a track by Irisarri himself) we find his contemporaries and all dear friends: Marcus Fjellström, Sawako, Simon Scott, Library Tapes, Lissom, Mokira, Benoît Pioulard, Eluvium, Kyle Bobby Dunn, bvdub and Lawrence English. Speaking of which, Irisarri is curating the second installment in the Seattle-based Substrata Festival this August 3-5th, which will feature performances by Scanner, Daniel Menche, Pan American, Tim Hecker, Widesky and the already mentioned Loscil and Lawrence English! Air Texture continues to be at the top of the game, archiving some of today’s key figures in ambient sound!