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Earth Octave Lounge Vol 1 Various Artists

Artists : Various
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Worldwide Release Date: September 2002
Format: Compact Disc
Catalogue #: ICHILL CD 014

'An outer space lounge affair exploring quality dub, chill beats, and global groove.'

This is not just another watered down run of the mill ³chill out² compilation, but rather a carefully selected kaleidoscopic vision of future world groove & lounge music alike.

Compiled by Interchill¹s in house artist Gordon Field, Earth Octave Lounge takes the listener into deep moods and fun-key-ness by traveling smoothly across the musical path of well rounded beats and bass while always keeping the emotional arpeggio intact.

Earth Octave Lounge Vol 2
Various Artists

Compiled by Interchill co-founder Gordon Field, the long awaited follow up compilation to Volume 1 is scheduled for worldwide release at the end of May 2005
Earth Octave Lounge Volume 2 seamlessly traverses through a collection of lush lounge moods and global ambient gems. 

Earth Octave Lounge Volume 2 seamlessly traverses through a collection of lush lounge moods and global ambient gems.

Gaudi
bass, sweat & tears

Gaudi’s first album Bass, Sweat and Tears is an organic fusion of dub and nu-beat with a hint of psychedelia. It is inspired by native cultures from around the world and takes the listener on a journey from Burkina Faso in Africa to Iran, Pakistan and Northern India, from Papua New Guinea and the Amazon rain forest to Italy and Spain. Bass, Sweat and Tears is an evocative, deep and elegant work in which indigenous themes and global beats contrast and compliment each other.

Bass, Sweat & Tears has been the best selling Interchill release to date, with units continuing to move worldwide at a steady rate.

An awesome album, excellent production!
Massive Attack
A magical and lovely journey, a great album, I love it!
DJ Ravin - Buddha Bar Music Producer

It sounds like shards of shattering golden light. Gaudi’s music has a magic, soul and passion!
Youth - Artist/Music Producer

Interchill
13th Moon

13th Moon is the first venture for Interchill Records into what could loosely be called 'ambient trance', though only quite loosely as the selection is truly varied but with a common thread.

Interchill
Floatation

Very Rare CD
As the name suggests, this is a release that the listener can float away to… whether relaxing on a palm fringed tropical beach, taking an extended steamy hot bath…or just hitting the repeat button on the cd player and drifting off into a land of comfortable dreams.



Kaya Project
elixir

released: October 24 2005

fresh ethnic beats and a vision for the next level of global fusion

album profile from Interchill:

With the airwaves still stirring, Kaya Project follow up on the acclaimed success of their debut album,
'Walking Through' with a new album, 'Elixir', due for release October 24th on Interchill Records.
In this new release, Seb Taylor artfully combines elements from studio sessions he collected in his
travels with fresh ethnic beats and a vision for the next level of global fusion. 'Elixir' maintains the uncomprimising production quality listeners have come to expect from Kaya Project while delivering another dynamic series of tracks richly steeped in the eastern traditions of world music. Built on a solid framework of intricate and funky tribal percussion, each cut on the album seamlessly blends diverse musical instrumentation with warm basslines and modern arrangement in creating a deeply captivating listening experience. Currently based in the UK, Kaya Project is the newest musical incarnation of Seb Taylor who has also achieved notable success with his other projects over the past 10 years including Digitalis, Angel Tears, and Shakta. As a proficient and skilled musician Seb also plays guitar, cello and flute on many of his tracks as well as adeptly handling the programming and production.
Along with additional acoustic support from his partner Natasha Chamberlain, Momi Ochon and a wide variety of accompanying musicians scattered across the planet, Kaya Project is decidedly one of the more collaborative and innovative acts on the cutting edge of the world electronic scene.

Kaya Project
Walking Through

released: April20 2004.
"Walking Through", KAYA PROJECT's debut CD, is a downtempo fusion of cutting-edge beats, organic electronica and diverse sounds and vocals from Hawaii, India, the Middle East and Europe.

KAYA PROJECT is the latest musical incarnation from Seb Taylor, who has released as SHAKTA, DIGITALIS and is also a co-founder of ANGEL TEARS.

Self-taught on the guitar, flute and cello, at age 16 Seb heard the album " Songs From the Victorious City" , a collaboration between ANNE DUDLEY and JAZ COLEMAN (KILLING JOKE), and became fascinated with the fusion of Middle Eastern music and Western production. Since his first electronic music release in 1995, Seb has recorded under many different names in many different styles. In 1997 he signed his first record deal with Big Life/Dragonfly Records and the success of his recordings with the groups SHAKTA and DIGITALIS led to Seb performing around the world on a regular basis, which gave him the opportunity to absorb different musical cultures.

In Israel he met Momi Ochion, and together they formed ANGEL TEARS, recording a variety of musicians from the Middle East and melding these sounds into their own unique electronica. These tracks subsequently ended up on many well-regarded compilation CDs-including CLAUDE CHALLE's "Buddha Bar" series-and were heard in a number of hit TV shows, such as HBO's Sex and the City .

While on tour in Mexico , Seb met Irina Mikhailova singing with MEDICINE DRUM, and on a subsequent trip to London Irina recorded vocals at Seb's studio. The resulting track, "Labess," sung in Moroccan Arabic, became the first KAYA PROJECT song. Seb later returned the favour by remixing one of Irina's tracks Nightflower which we are grateful to include on Walking Through.

Seb has collaborated on new Kaya Project material with Johnny Kalsi (AFRO-CELTS/DHOL FOUNDATION) and has also recently finished remixing eight tracks for the BLACK ONYX, with orchestral pieces written by JAZ COLEMAN and played by the London Symphony Orchestra, a dream come true.

Seb and his twin soul Natasha who is an accomplished dj, are currently in Rajastan, travelling around the world recording musicians for new Kaya project material.

KAYA PROJECT tracks have been on the following compilations:

"Stone turns Black" on " 13th Moon" (Interchill, Canada)
"Twin Soul" on " Arabian Travels 2" (Six Degrees Records, U.S.)
"Walking Through" on " World Peace" (Stoned Asia Music , U.K.)

Talisman Various Artists

Interchill Records
Official release information:
Review by Lloyd Barde, Backroads Music, home of the Heartbeats catalog Dub reggae has always been a strong musical influence for Canada's Interchill label. It permeates even their most floaty, space tracks, and serves as the undercurrent for the more upbeat cruisers. This sound has been part of most of their excellent compilations, from "Earth Octave Lounge" to "Infinessence" and "Magnetic Blue". If you used to like roots Reggae; if you like killer backbeats; if you think Jah Live and Jah Rule... this is the CD for you. It is All Killer, No Filler. These down and dirty positive vibrations are courtesy of Interchill acts like Neil Sparkes & the Last Tribe, and Dubsoniq (w/Adham Shaikh), as well as Suns of Arqa, Stress Assassin, Eat Static, Manasseh, Ott, Kumba Mela Experiment, and Jah Wobble & Bill Laswell, among others. Here is your Interchill dub album, likely the very best of its kind so far, tracing the modern dub-olution from psy-dub to roots
reggae -- may it encourage positive vibes & good times for all that hear it. In stock
now; order & soon come.

Interchill releases are always worth checking out. This Canadian chill out label has gotten pretty good reputation by the years. They usually have a theme in their compilations. We have for example been through floating ambient in Floatation (Interchill 2001) and more earthy lounge chill in their last compilation called Earth Octave Lounge (Interchill 2002). Now they are out with their fifteenth release called Talisman. In the cover art you can read about what a Talisman is, and the musical theme this time is dub. Andrew Ross Collins has compiled it. I think this compilation was supposed to be released at the end of 2002, but it is finally out now.

First out is a group from UK I haven`t heard about. They give us a very reggae influenced track. Slow dubby reggae rhythms and reggae vocals with a lot of echo effects. Relaxing and not too much annoying vocals. Track 2 sounds a bit like Ott, with a bit of mouth organ alike melodies. A very happy summer chilled dub track. A lot of you have probably heard about Neil Sparkes already. He has made the track together with a guy called Rick Mulhall. Track 3 is my favourite track on this compilation. It is actually made by Merv Pepler (Eat Static). Again he proves that he can handle a ton of different music styles. After many, many years of releasing electronic music, he is this year releasing psytrance on major trance labels as TIP.World and Solstice Music, and now he suddenly gives us a beautiful dub track on this compilation. I find this track sort of trippy, with a psychedelic vibe. It reminds me a bit of the beautiful Hallucinogen In Dub album because of the melodies etc. Way to go Merv!

After some trippy dub from Eat Static, we get a slower more instrumental track from a group from France called Jumbo Layer. Relaxing lounge dub with some female vocals, flute and guitar. Jah Wobble is producing a lot of oriental dub these days. Here we get a track he has made with a singer. Very ethnic chill with a lot of vocals. I have lost count of how many albums Suns Of Arqa have released, but I think they are up around twenty albums soon!! Here we get a new track from them. Easy listening dub with beautiful flute and sitar. Ethnic as always from these people. They have also added some weird sounds. Gargoyles is sort of the new super group on the chill out market these days. A very interesting collaboration between mainly Ott and Simon Posford, but they have also been working with Andrew (Interchill). They also released a track on the Backroom Beats 2 compilation earlier this year. This track sounds mostly like an Ott track, with very reggae dub style without the vocals, but you can here Mr Posford has added his beautiful weird sounds etc. I have actually heard Posford play this track in his dj set at the chill out stage at Samothraki Dance Festival last year!

Ott released his debut solo album on Twisted Records this spring. A talented mystical man releasing mostly very dub oriented chill. The track we get here is not on the album. A beautiful track, with some trippy melodies and the usual reggae influenced dubby Ott style. Bill Laswell and Jah Wobble make a lot of music together. They have also released music on Dragonflys side label Liquid Sound Design (LSD). Here we get a deep jazzy dub track, with trumpet, a lot of bass and organic instruments. Then we get a track from Henrik Jonsson from Sweden. This track was first released on his album Within The Office Of Eye And Ear (Spiral Trax Records spring 2002). I have to admit that I`m not a fan of his music. Very slow, sort of minimal dub. Track 11 is in my opinion one of the best tracks on this album. A track from the latest album of Adham Shaikh, Essence, released on his own label Sonicturtle Music at the end of 2002. A great album that was released as a limited edition release. Beautiful organic chill with relaxing flute. The last track on this compilation is a taste of the beautiful album East Of the River Ganges made by Youth and friends (The Kumba Mela Experiment). A nice happy finish for a high quality dub compilation.

Dubby chill out music is for sure getting a good reputation these days. If you like artists like Ott, releases on Liquid Sound Design and Backroom Beats, be sure to check this out!

Review by PK

Sanctuary
Spectrum Series Vol 1
Various Artists

a shanti mix from the interchill garden
released: November 14, 2005