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Saturday, January 21, 2006


I've been following the Vienna netlabel scene for about 5 years now, and monohm is one that I check in on every now and again. They seem to do only quite ambient stuff with little electronica thrown in. There is a ton of ambient, textural, and/or chill electronica out there, but most of it is either totally vapid or quite boring. While monohm definitely fits in ambient realm, they pay careful attention to the layering and add in simple rhythms and glitches and make for an engaging listen.

There is a range of level of engagement. Some tracks are really full-on background tracks, nice soundscapes to enhance the present, others sneak into the foreground in simple and surprising ways.



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