Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva’s Plus 8 label will release a CD compilation of ‘classic ambient’ tracks, collected by Richie’s brother Matthew and titled Once Again, Again.
Matthew Hawtin made his name with marathon ambient sets in the chill-out rooms of 90s Detroit parties like Hardest, Spastik and Heaven and Hell, while his harder-minded brother was rising to fame playing techno in main rooms in the US and abroad. In his time Matthew’s also played sets at European festivals like Sonar, Time Warp and Tribal Gathering.
Press release time: “95% of Once Again, Again originates from ‘93 to ‘96 including tracks by such artists as Sun Electric, Irresistible Force, Peter Namlook and MLO and should serve up a timely dose of nostalgia for the old guard, while introducing a whole new generation to the rich, dynamic history of a genre that briefly dominated the electronic landscape.
“Matthew has really gone back to the source with a selection that has truly stood the test of time. The result is a real joy to experience, packed with soothing textures, glistening melodies, restrained percussion and mandatory bird call. Until now, most of these tracks have only ever seen the light of day on vinyl and with that in mind, Tim Xavier’s mastering skills have also added an extra dimension – a crispness that breathes new life into this collection of floating monoliths that blend together without the slightest resistance.”
Once Again, Again will be released on March 12 physical, March 17 digital.
1. A.S.I.O. and Paddee – Transparencies From The Outer Regions
2. Pineapple Circle – Circle Waves
3. Namlook – The Dutch Side of the Milky Way
4. Jet Chamber – Feedback Fluctuation
5. Solar Quest – Flying Spirals
6. Further – Ugene
7. James Bernard – Helix
8. The Irresistible Force – Flying High
9. MLO – Aqua 10. The Irresistible Force – Symphony in E
11. A Positive Life – Aquasonic
12. Dubtribe Sound System – Quiet Earth
13. MLO – Sleeper
14. Aedena Cycle – The Dreamshadow
15. Atlas – Compass Error (East)
16. Sun Electric – Northern Lights
17. Porcupine Tree – Voyage 34: Phase 3 (Astralasia Dreamstate)
18. Shades Of Orion – Liquid Shade
19. Theorem – Emerge
20. Gusta vo Lamas – Naturales
21. James Bernard – Euph
22. FUSE – Carocell
23. A.S.I.O. and Paddee – Transparencies From The Outer Regions
24. Squid – Emprisoning Sound On a Piece Of Wax
25. Legion of Green Man – Synaptic Response (Memories Reoccuring)
26. A.S.I.O. and Paddee – Transparencies From The Outer Regions
27. Sun Electric – Sarotti
28. MLO – Birds and Flutes
29. Link – Amenity