New Round-up for October 26, 2011
Various Artists â€“ CRL Studios Presents: The Second Wavelength (Light) & (Dark)
Release Date: September 1, 2011
Label: CRL Studios
Review by: DeVico
These two compilations are sold separately yet I have made the decision to bundle them together for this review because, well, they really compliment each other and, for being a donation based purchase, you cannot go wrong buying them both. Straight from the CRL Studios website: â€œthis is a donation based release to help support continued releases from CRL Studios and to showcase some of the promising artists we have had the pleasure of working with and getting to know over the last few years.â€ The roster of bands on these compilations is a bit of an eye opener with labels being represented such as Crunchpod, Tympanik Audio, Ant Zen, Dope Records, DSBP, Aphotic, Displacer and a fistful of unsigned bands. Put these two albums together and you have 46 tracks that take you across the board of IDM, break beat, glitch, industrial, and for the level genre, electronic. The one word that I found missing on the bandcamp website for these downloads and the one phrase I think that really sums these compilations up is cinematic.