Land of a Thousand Trances, 1994



Track listing:


the far shore

land of a thousand trances

heart of the dunes

insect justice

the wall of dali

the dreaming room

it comes in waves

meeting at chiricahua




Reviews for Land of 1000 Trances, 1994


"On this latest CD, Produce displays a greater range, increased subtlety and a satisfying dark edge at times. Comparisons with Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Steve Roach and Robert Rich are still valid, but individual pieces seem to have more clarity and character, while still remaining in what is essentially a hypnotic trance mode. The title track and several others use an insistent rhythmic pulse to good effect, while the remainder are more or less free-floating. Both types benefit from a commendable attention to detail, as Produce embellishes basic motifs and musical structures with sounds from an electronic wavestation as well as a variety of drums, flutes, bells, gongs and guitars. This CD can be recommended without reservation to all connoisseurs of the ambient trance genre." Option, 12/94

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"Get thee to thy set of headphones. On this shimmering and echoing CD, A Produce leads you down a number of trippy trance trails. I often felt I was in a cavern of wonders, with the dry desert wind scouring the outer world, while a creek cleaned the inner one of random bats of icky thoughts and judgments. Trance states also come through hypnotic groove beats, as compelling as the lumbering gait of racing camels." NAPRA Journal, 10/94

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"Most tracks are serene, suspended soundscapes, but not at all silly or devoid of emotion. There's a majestic peaceful aura on most tracks, and a more darkened edge on a few others. The tribal percussive tracks are quite good also, in the vein of late Robert Rich, but with a difference: A Produce really has a sound of his own.... Every track is quite individually marked; one doesn't get the impression of listening to the very same track all the time..... The music isn't made of simple melodies, but it's not dissonant either. It's just that the melodious sounds stay like suspended leaves in the air.... Undoubtedly a fine CD." Audion, 11/94

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"A Produce produces a rich ambient and atmospheric sound comparable to the likes of Vidna Obmana, Jeff Greinke, Robert Rich and others. The works on this CD also make use of a variety of ethnic instruments such as African drums, Aztec flute, and much more. Music that floats in front of the landscape looming ahead." N D, 3/95

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"With the release of this, A Produce's third album.... I'm convinced that there is now a musician capable of ascending and occupying the Eno mantle. Land of a Thousand Trances is like revisiting the glacial terraplanes of On Land and Another Green World all over again, realized with the same sense of grandeur and delicacy but channeled through contemporary sensibilities.... A Produce's music is ambrosia for the mind and soul." i/e, 4/95

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"On this latest CD, Produce displays a greater range, increased subtlety and a satisfying dark edge at times. Comparisons with Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Steve Roach and Robert Rich are still valid, but individual pieces seem to have more clarity and character, while still remaining in what is essentially a hypnotic trance mode. The title track and several others use an insistent rhythmic pulse to good effect, while the remainder are more or less free-floating. Both types benefit from a commendable attention to detail, as Produce embellishes basic motifs and musical structures with sounds from an electronic wavestation as well as a variety of drums, flutes, bells, gongs and guitars. This CD can be recommended without reservation to all connoisseurs of the ambient trance genre." Option, 12/94




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