Yagya ‎– Rhythm Of Snow

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Force Inc. Music Works ‎– FIM-1-057
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Tracklist

1 SnowFlake 1 7:28
2 SnowFlake 2 6:20
3 SnowFlake 3 7:52
4 SnowFlake 4 6:10
5 SnowFlake 5 6:51
6 SnowFlake 6 9:15
7 SnowFlake 7 8:53
8 SnowFlake 8 8:59
9 SnowFlake 9 9:34
10 SnowFlake 10 6:39

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Notes

Recorded @ Small Plastik Animals Studio in Reykjavik, Iceland in the frozen summer of 2001

Made in France

Released in standard jewel case with 8 pp. insert.

The catalog no. is misprinted as "FIM 56" on the tray card and on spine, CD matrix has "FIM1057".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 18755 99572 3
  • Barcode: 718755995723
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI L032
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1206
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1210
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): [MPO logo] FIM1057 @@ 01 20011213 1443 @@ 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): [MPO logo] FIM1057 @@ 03 20011213 1443 @@ 4
  • Label Code: LC 06001

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SUBWAX BCN CD01 Yagya Rhythm Of Snow(10xFile, WAV, Album, RM) Subwax Bcn SUBWAX BCN CD01 Spain 2012
FIM 224 Yagya Rhythm Of Snow(2xLP, Album) Force Inc. Music Works FIM 224 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
SUBWAX BCN LP01 Yagya Rhythm Of Snow(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Subwax Bcn SUBWAX BCN LP01 Spain 2012 Sell This Version
SUBWAX BCN LP01 Yagya Rhythm Of Snow(2xLP, Album, RM, Whi) Subwax Bcn SUBWAX BCN LP01 Spain 2012 Sell This Version
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Aleas

Aleas

September 13, 2016
edited 9 months ago
"Easy" to put the sound of rain in an album, but the snow one, so light ? First time I was comparing as I do not with my stupidity.

Maybe Rigning will stay as my favorite as first discover and so incredibly realistic.

But here I see me walking in Tundra. Here things are colder.

Maybe more a challenge for Yagya to work on snow.

∆lsome. <3
scoundrel

scoundrel

July 21, 2012

Yagya made a big splash -- if one can splash in sub-arctic temperatures -- with RHYTHM OF SNOW. The album wears its dub techno influences proudly: "Snowflake 1" is all about the background crackle and the long, sustained chords. And while the individual tracks don't differ greatly from one another, the cumulative effect of the album is akin to being snowed in; the deep, resonant tones, the beats fluttering by like drifts, the build-up of ice. "Snowflake 4" starts to sparkle a little more, and "Snowflake 5" almost sounds perky by comparison. The beat of "Snowflake 8" seems to emanate from the heart of a melting glacier, and by "Snowflake 9," the beat has broken off and disappeared into the Arctic Ocean. The slow float of "Snowflake 6," though, stands out in particular for its lovely, lush chord progression, which is reprised in "Snowflake 10," though the melody is more filtered. A lovely album that stands up to the hype.
Escherichia

Escherichia

April 20, 2012

This seems to be a love-it-or-think-it's-mediocre kind of release, and unfortunately I have to side with the latter camp. It's very pretty -- it's excellent background or introspective music -- but it's not an earth-shattering dub/ambient techno release by any stretch. Comparing Yagya to Basic Channel is a bit of a mistake, since Basic Channel set the bar high for every dub techno artist that followed them, but there are certainly better and more immersive dub techno albums out there, especially in the post-2000 crowd. So while I would still recommend that any fan of chill/downtempo/dub/ambient music should check this album out, please don't spend 500 EUR (!!!) on it. Listen to it on Grooveshark and decide for yourself; at the very least you'll have a nice experience, and hey, you might even fall in love with the album if the mood is right.
TIM

TIM

August 18, 2011
edited over 5 years ago

I picked this up in 2002 on vinyl at Amoeba records in Los Angeles based just on the cover art. When I took it home I added the vinyl to discogs here. Snowflake 6 is one of my favorite post 2000 ambient songs. There are a few other good songs too but Snowflake 6 is amazing. I used the track on my Floating Point mix and sent it to some discogs users. I am happy to have turned on allot of people to Yagya then through that mix.

As far as the price that they go for. I don't understand why the cd goes for 5 times or more than what the vinyl asks for. The vinyl should be worth more. I'm sure this will change.
IMO this release is better than Waiting for Snow by Benisch. Which had similar price inflation.

Very good release though. Not excellent. Passed buying the cd in 2004 racks for $18 bucks because I had it on vinyl. If I didnt have it I would pay up to $150 bucks but no more. Lol For the track Snowflake 6. Amazing to me
vladza

vladza

May 24, 2011
I agree with Moanerman comment here. The price for this particular CD is 15 times over the top. While collecting music (8 years), I stumble upon this CD for 4 times and all of them there under $10 in local NY record stores. I sold them all on Ebay for higher price - around $40 each. But $500 and up is indeed the ridicules price.
vladza

vladza

May 24, 2011
Yagya became very popular now days. This is explains why this CD is so damn expensive. His second album on Sending Orbs is even more expensive to buy. Third one is out of stock too. So expect high sky prices very soon.
The music is good on all of them though. But this is the nature of the market. If artist became very popular,
1000 copies are nothing. Look at BoC. They LP Records are very expensive, and I am sure they were pressed in bigger quantities.
Moanerman

Moanerman

May 24, 2011
edited over 6 years ago

Ignore all these hipster reviews and try to listen to this album with a pair of neutral ears, far away from the internet hype that was created around this CD. The music on this album is nice but it is nothing special. It's the kind of Basic Channel inspired post-2000 dub-techno-ambient if I have to stick a label on it. Deep chords, far away sounding and slow basslines with dusty and vague soundscapes on top of it. In al honesty, you can find plenty of similar CD's in that vein that are equally good everywhere on the net for much, much less money.

I don't know who started with these exuberant prices on discogs but I will tell you this: don't believe that bullshit. This CD had a limitation of at least 1000 copies. Seriously, this was released on Forced Inc ffs which is not an obscure label at all. Last year I won this CD on ebay for 12 euro, we were only with two people bidding on it, which says everything imho.

Seriously: who would give 500 EUR, which is the minimum price here, for an avarage overhyped and overrated CD like this? But well, when looking at the sellers who are offering it for these prices I'm not even surprised, it are the usual suspects of internet speculators that have been doing this type of business on discogs for years now. Wealthy but lonely people I guess.
Maurautius

Maurautius

May 1, 2010
Yagya's debut album is pretty much worth it's own weight in gold as far as i'm concerned. Hypnotic, ethereal, out-of-this-world dub techno. Sure, Rigning and Will I Dream In The Process are certainly no pushovers, but I do believe that this album is Yagya's best work to date. All 10 tracks are simply labeled as "SnowFlake" which allows the listener to conjure up his or her own atmosphere and image of the track. This album may clock in at almost 80 minutes, but it seems to just fly by whenever I listen to this masterpiece. If you can find it for sale, don't let the price tag scare you... This one is worth hunting down.
Zauberberg

Zauberberg

May 18, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

Many reviews of this beautiful album compare Yagya and Gas, Yagya and Basic Channel, Yagya and Markus Guentner; this is only half of the truth. Only minimalistic approach to electronic sound can put them together, in some undefined way (Guentner's track "In Moll #3" sounds like it continues Yagya's snowy dream). This is incredible album. I have listened to it more than 1000 times, and it still shows unique identity and powerful attraction. If I would need to point at one release similar to "Rhythm of Snow", it would be Voigt's "Konigsforst" - but only in the manner of persistent variety of 'monoatmosphere' that carries the listener away, again and again. Ambient techno lovers must not miss this CD.
As I read in one net-magazine, in 2005 he will return with his new album "Will I Dream During The Process". That's sure going to be one of the most expected releases in the incoming period!
myopically

myopically

April 25, 2004

Much has been said about yagya and the Rhythm of Snow, all of which i agree upon. The highlight of this album is Snowflake 6 which stands to a climax in the story. Snowflake 10, as mentioned a variation/remix of 6, is the denouement. Many nostalgic feelings seem to be placed here. Unlike the sense of smell which has the power to recall specific moments and events in time, the soundscapes created within put me in a place. Title influenced, i stand shallow in tall stark snowcovered fields feeling the weight of white, but i'm constantly being lifted by the contrast of subtlies turned overt by the produced environment. If i had one word to descrbe Rhythm Of Snow, it would be spiritual.