Various Artists – A Private Shade Of Green
CDR – Gruenrekorder / Privatelektro
A CD-R compilation in limited edition (only 150 copies), the result of the collaboration of two experimental labels, Gruenrekorder of Frankfurt and Privatelektro of Leipzig. Fourteen tracks, starting with the electro-acoustic recordings of ‘Rana Limnocharis’, made by Yannick Dauby, and ending with ‘Absentee Debate’, by c:\, an enigmatic and lapidary musician (“There are three words I will say: ‘I don’t care’”), among dilated drones and minimal melodies. The other tracks are both interesting and well polished, from the field recordings by Adriano Zanni and the bare electronic tangles by Reverend Benn Schipper, the crystal-like elaborations by Parachute and the hallucinated algorithms by Shintaro Miyazaki. All of the artists are very radical in their expressive forms and would have no problems releasing entirely personal productions.