Saturday, January 2, 2010
An Album a day, #2: "Transmitting from Heaven," Exist Dance label anthology, 1993
An album a day, # 2: "Transmitting from Heaven," Exist Dance label anthology, 1993. Though at first glance it may look like a compilation, actually all tracks were composed by Mike Kandel, usually with Tom Chasteen, under a variety of monikers, each corresponding to an electronic genre (or sub-genre)--instrumental tr...ip-hop, trance, etc. Probably the best intelligent album of electronic dance music (but not necessarily of "Intelligent Dance Music," or IDM, which can often mean "kind of boring") made in the U.S. in the 1990's. Or ever.