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Omnimotion - Dream Wide Awake (aleph zero rec)

Aleph Zero
Aleph Zero

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Posted : Oct 24, 2006 19:15
Some useful info

The album can be bought online around the world here:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/omnimotion (USA&Canada)
http://www.psyshop.com/shop/CDs/ale/ale1cd006.html (Europe)
http://www.saikosounds.com/english/display_release.asp?id=6107 (Japan & Asia)
http://www.psytrax.com/showProduct/CDs/ALEPH+ZERO+RECORDS/ALEPHZ06/DREAM+WIDE+AWAKE (Australia & NZ)
http://www.wakyo.jp/detail/coming.php?cat_no=ALEPHZ06 (Japan)
http://www.wirikuta.at/web66/product_detail.jsp;jsessionid=HLEFAALHDLBP?showDetail=140742 (Europe)
http://www.juice-net.jp/shop/detail.php?seq=1718&&kw=&Joycartcm002a02=79582166963c3f5cf972a9ea400783dd (Japan)
http://www.globalchillagetokyo.com/shopping/musicDetail.cgi?25380023 (Japan)
http://www.beatspace.com/dettagli/dettaglio.asp?id=3081 (Europe)

And you can order straight from us here: http://www.aleph-zero.info/shop.html

iTunes: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=199840475

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Posted : Oct 25, 2006 22:40
just finished listening to the whole album ...
very very meaningful capable of scripting one fantasy story atleast for me ..
very good job
CLAW
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Posted : Oct 27, 2006 00:00
wonderfull piece of music...
well done to the artist and all involved !!           
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blupeter


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Posted : Nov 3, 2006 19:08
For my opinion Omnimotion is one of the most innovated artist in our scene... Dont miss out this album with NOTHING!!!!
Midnight_Bloom


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Posted : Nov 4, 2006 22:17
This is fantastic.

does anyone know when the new SHULMAN's album release?
blueOrb
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Posted : Nov 10, 2006 12:52

wowie just put this into my cd player ....thank you shahar for the lovely stickers

review comming real soon

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Rui Ferreira
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Posted : Nov 10, 2006 17:45
i have the japan twelve inch released on chillosophy a few months ago, and it's an amazing work...looking forward to grab this one
full_on
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Posted : Nov 21, 2006 01:39
My review:

Omnimotion - Dream Wide Awake ( Aleph Zero, Out. 2006 )

Track List:
01. Nothingness 6:40
02. Being 5:47
03. Days of Silence feat. Aleah 4:38
04. Wide Awake feat. Krister Linder 6:35
05. Une Autre Vie 5:17
06. Elves of Athoria 6:35
07. Cozy Life 5:08
08. Dubber 5:00
09. Japan 4:49
10. Purple Sky feat. Adam Perski 4:47
11. Electronic Love 6:17
12. Open my Heart 3:58
13. Ton Image 7:25


Omnimotion is Stefan Lundaahl, a guy who has an enormous musical background, having explored, studied and performed in various musical genres. He released his debut album as Omnimotion four years ago, since then he was gathering an enormous amount of material, and this new album is a selection of some of the best stuff under his sleeve.
This is the sixth release of Aleph Zero Records, probably the best chill/ambient label around, being responsible for the latest Shulman and Bluetech albums. The art design is another strong point of this release, transmitting what in my opinion is the "theme" of this release: the interactions between man and nature.
As with all Aleph Zero releases, this album was mastered by Yaniv Shulman, and sounds right and clear.


I'll try to pinpoint some of my favorite tracks while commenting the album, the problem is that I have so many favorites here that it's hard to start. Well, the first track that comes to mind is Days of Silence, which has an emotional atmosphere and an element in common with some other tracks here: the human voice as a musical instrument and also as a way to give meaning and direction to the music. Days of Silence is one of my favorite here, and is also one of the two tracks that have what I'd call "singers", which means long lyrics and not just a spoken/song loop. The other track is Purple Sky, which happens to have a rapper as a singer, the lyrics are about the interactions between man and nature, and his voice melts with the interesting musical content.

On the other side there are excellent "traditional" chill tracks like Nothingness and Dubber that could easily be between the highlights of any downtempo compilation. Nothingness was the perfect choice to open the album, it introduces most of album's elements in a smooth way, and also has that involving atmosphere that makes it stick in my mind. Dubber is packed with a powerful bass and many small details hidden between the beats... Easily another favorite.

There are also some track here in which the lyrics complement the music in such a synergic way that is hard to explain, for example Cozy Life, Japan, Wide Awake, Being and Open my Heart. The vocals are there to make the song's theme explicit. These tracks work perfectly to me, walking on the streets while listening to them makes me lighter, makes me look at the clouds or to the trees... I don't know, maybe they just make me feel relaxed. Once again the recurrent theme is the interactions between man and nature, and human existence itself.

The only track I didn't like is Electronic Love. I don't know specifically why, the only thing that is clear is that I don't like the vocals in this one. But it's not so bad that I have to skip it.

A special remark goes to Ton Image, a track that sounds much more organic to me, and I think that if I had to choose just one track to represent the whole album it would be Ton Image, or maybe Nothingness.

I think it is obvious that this album is wonderful for home listening, I have listened it over and over, and everyone who comes near asks me "what is this music?".

I recommend it to be listened on a powerful sound system, it was a pleasant experience to me to really feel the music. I see this release as more ambient than chill/psy, this is a positive aspect to me, specially taking in consideration the flexibility that arise from its diversity.

Recommendation: Aleph Zero Records managed to release another mind-blowing downtempo album. Because of its relaxing properties, this second Omnimotion album is highly recommended for home listening as well as to listen in portable devices while taking a walk outside. I'm sure these tracks are being played at chill spaces at parties, and the crowd is enjoying it.

This music is fantastic to listen while enjoying life.

Favorites: 1(!), 2, 3(!!), 4, 6(!), 7, 8(!), 9(!), 10, 12, 13(!!).
Respect!
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blueOrb
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Posted : Nov 21, 2006 13:41
Promotional Text -

After four years of recording, producing and composing new music in his Ambium Studio based in Stockholm, Sweden, Omnimotion is finally back with a second album. Utilizing inspirations and knowledge he picked up along his very diverse musical path, Stefan has created Dream Wide Awake. The album contains the best musical gems that were carefully chosen from the music that accumulated in this four year period. It is a beautifully mellow yet optimistic album, with a strong acoustic presence. Dream Wide Awake is an incredibly diverse album. It features eight different vocalists- from a rapper to an opera singer- and many guest musicians with an array of instruments including the violin, accordion, guitar, drums, harp & flute. The outcome hovers between the electronic and the acoustic, the hypnotic and the melodic, between abstract ambient and mellow songs, between dubby songs and IDM glitches. Omnimotion weaves and paints here an emotional musical journey that must not be missed and will leave you dreaming wide

Artist - Omnimotion
Title - Dream Wide Awake
Label - Aleph-Zero, Israel
Genre - ??? (:-) A Mixed Bag of downtempo goodies)
Format - CD
Release Date - Oct2006

Tracklist -

01. Nothingness (6:39)
02. Being (5:47)
03. Days Of Silence (4:38) [Vocals - Aleah]
04. Wide Awake (6:34) [Vocals - Krister Linder]
05. Une Autre Vie (5:17)
06. Elves of Athoria (6:34)
07. Cozy Life (5:08)
08. Dubber (4:59)
09. Japan (4:48)
10. Purple Sky (4:47) [Vocals - Adam Perski]
11. Electronic Love (6:16)
12. Open My Heart (3:57)
13. Ton Image (7:25)

I couldn’t be happier when I first heard about this album, the promo text by Aleph-Zero is a 110% true. Bluetech, Shulman and now Omnimotion, innovation seems to be Aleph-Zero's motto. "Stefan Lundaahl" from Sweden with his second solo release "Dream Wide Awake" has chosen a varied and very acoustical path to our senses, Smelting elements from various styles we are presented with a mixed bag of downtempo goodies. Fasten your seatbelts and let’s jet set into 5th gear.

“Nothingness”, quite a paradoxical title for a track whose tranquil nature takes me away to an early morning sunrise along marine drive, adding to the wonder is the gritty flute sounds, it’s all just so perfect to set the groove for your day. “look at the skies, look at these trees, its so beautiful” The next track “Being” with its playful symphonic sounds and soothing vocal bits along with the emotional violin instantly put a big smile on my face. "Days Of silence" deserves much more then a standing applause, mellow guitar and violins layered over triphop beats with the deep and hypnotic voice of Aleah from the Binah fame to guide our senses, a formula that cannot go wrong,

Track 4 indicates its time to board the dub train, ensure you have window seats to enjoy the scenery along the way. “Dream Wide Awake” is the only track from the album I didn’t quite enjoy; I guess it’s the gloomy vocals that play foul for me. “Une Autre Vie” and “Elves of Athoria” combine Rastafarian elements with summer Corsica vibes in the most elegant way possible, two really great laidback dub tracks. The same would go for “Dubber” which has a much deeper and pure Rasta feel with abstract beats and flute sounds.

“Cozy Life” and “Japan” are tracks that I simply cant get enough of. Even though the vocals have a very pop feel, the tracks are standing example on how chillout artists can incorporate vocals without making them sound cheesy, the spacey guitar work on both tracks are astounding. A special mention would be the bass on Cosy Life, it’s a groove that get listeners hooked instantly. Stefan surprises me once again with “Purple Sky” featuring Hip Hop MC “Adam Perski “ and turntablism yet maintaining the chillout feel, if your complaining about the rap bit go hear the lyrics carefully, at least they compliment the music and make some sense as compared to random gangsta bling bling.

Nearing the end we have “Electronic Love” that forays into glitchy and IDM sounds with random opera style singing bits that sound great, another display of creativity that’s not bound by any genre restrictions. “Open My Heart” takes us back on the dub train, but I wonder why it wasn’t placed along with the other dubby tracks. “Ton Image” closes the album on a very acoustic note with blissful vocals in some language that sounds like French or Italian to me. I actually went to check if there’s something wrong with my CD player when this track got over. I couldn’t believe the journey ended so fast, 72 minutes over in a jiffy!!! Wow!

Well, good things always come to an end but what remains is the feeling. It’s obvious that Stefan has worked really hard on his second album, the production is really top notch and the mastering by Yaniv Shulman just adds to the sonic magic. The album is perfect for any downbeat electronic music enthusiast and I am sure this will make waves even outside the psychillout circles. As opposed to mass opinion I say leave the headphones behind and put this on a big sound system *winks*.

On a final note when it comes to Aleph-Zero one cannot miss to mention the artwork. The beautiful pastel and organic colours on the album cover are so soothing and beautiful. This release is a concept one has to grasp, the music, the artwork, the album and track title all combine to form a cohesive bond. Stop reading and get out that credit card.
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punkah


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Posted : Nov 21, 2006 15:55
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The album can be bought online around the world here:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/omnimotion (USA&Canada)
http://www.psyshop.com/shop/CDs/ale/ale1cd006.html (Europe)
http://www.saikosounds.com/english/display_release.asp?id=6107 (Japan & Asia)
http://www.psytrax.com/showProduct/CDs/ALEPH+ZERO+RECORDS/ALEPHZ06/DREAM+WIDE+AWAKE (Australia & NZ)
http://www.wakyo.jp/detail/coming.php?cat_no=ALEPHZ06 (Japan)
http://www.wirikuta.at/web66/product_detail.jsp;jsessionid=HLEFAALHDLBP?showDetail=140742 (Europe)
http://www.juice-net.jp/shop/detail.php?seq=1718&&kw=&Joycartcm002a02=79582166963c3f5cf972a9ea400783dd (Japan)
http://www.globalchillagetokyo.com/shopping/musicDetail.cgi?25380023 (Japan)
http://www.beatspace.com/dettagli/dettaglio.asp?id=3081 (Europe)







So, South America aint part of "the world"?
Nevermind, we are aliens anyway...

Talking seriously, is it possible to buy high quality tracks (wav/320) from that album online?

blssngs
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Posted : Nov 22, 2006 09:39
afaik, it's available on iTunes...           Crackling universes dive into their own neverending crackle...
AgalactiA
Aleph Zero
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Posted : Nov 22, 2006 11:34
Quote:

On 2006-11-21 15:55, punkah wrote:
So, South America aint part of "the world"?
Nevermind, we are aliens anyway...

Talking seriously, is it possible to buy high quality tracks (wav/320) from that album online?

blssngs



Where do you buy your music?
Why don't you ask them to stock us (or any other music you want)?
Or you can pm us with the info and we'll contact them.

And, yes, all our releass are available through all major download services- including iTunes ( http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=199840475 ) and also through ambient.us ( http://www.ambient.us/shop/product_info.php?products_id=166 )

Also available here:

http://www.juno.co.uk/ppps/products/242022-01.htm&highlight=omnimotion (UK)
http://www.discobole.gr/product.asp?pid=111002 (Greece)

Hope this helps
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punkah


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Posted : Nov 22, 2006 15:51
I know its available in iTunes..
And i even tryed to buy from it, but it didn`t ask me for quality, and that`s the reason i asked here for a place where i can download WAV/FLAC or at least straight (non- VBR)320kbps mp3... iTunes support that?
I tryed ambient Us, wich sounds better (they support VBR mp3 with a "ceiling" of 320kbps), but not ideal for me. I won`t get into the mp3 x wav dillema, its a matter of choice...

I usually buy my music from psyshop/saiko or from dub stores in USA, but since we have to submit to absurd import taxes (70% taxes), i`ve been forced in the last months to give priority to albums i can download online, preferably with lossless quality.
Anyway, www.soundshop.com.br is nice website in Brazil that sells tons of psy trance-prog CDs and also some ambient-lounge pieces. I think it would be very cool if they also sold Aleph Zero Cds there, since Bluetech and Shulman are very popular among the new generation of chill djs.

thx for the help.
Morpheus Music
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Posted : Nov 24, 2006 16:28
Here's our review from Morpheus Music

STYLE
Dreamy chilled songs and instrumentals with a variety of female vocals. Omnimotion has developed a peculiarly intimate sound, his compositions have an up-close warmth and individuality that frequently pulls the listener right into the lucid dreams that he seeks to share. The music is quite varied - electronic pads and sequences, smooth strings, languid guitar lines, subtle ethnic flutes, struck strings and samples, various unique effects and peripherals. Many tracks have female voices either woven into the fabric of the sound with wordless utterances or else singing, whispering, breathing across the surface. Percussion tracks are inventive, pots overlaid with a light creaking, fragmented trip hop, live drumming, electronic quirks and white noise hits.


MOOD
The mood is one of luminous, hazy light-headedness - often with a strange sense of detachment as if drifting untethered through a series of delirious, meandering daydreams. There is a strongly organic feel even when most of the instrumentation is electronic - Omnimotion presenting a sound that feels performed, played rather than programmed. Indeed a number of guest artists contributed instrumental parts - violin, accordion, guitar, harp, flute. A European flavour tints a number of pieces in differing degrees - a French lyric, a familiar continental sound or perhaps a choice of musical phrase.


ARTWORK
Having the promotional version of the album, I haven't seen the complete package - but I can tell you that Dream Wide Awake features a series of pastoral photo-montages. The front cover presents (what I assume to be) the artist's face bathed in soft light, crystal blue eyes holding your gaze, pulling the eye back centrally from the surrounding foliage. There is a discussion of the album with a description of how it came about, there is also a brief Omnimotion biography that explains Stephan's skill with orchestration and string arrangement having undertaken a course on classical composition.

OVERALL
This is Stefan Lundaahl's second CD under the name Omnimotion - the first appearing on Waveform Records back in 2002. This time Aleph-Zero delivers the goods and reveals an Omnimotion that has evolved greatly over the intervening years - the hypnotic individuality, however, is still there, if anything Stefan is drifting further off onto a course of his own. No-one sounds quite like this and yet Dream Wide Awake is accessible and appealing, drawing on familiar elements of downtempo, glitch, jazz, dub, ambient and lounge. Eight different vocalists bring their talents to the album as diverse as rapper and opera singer.

WHO WILL LIKE THIS ALBUM
Dream Wide Awake will appeal to chillout fans and probably lovers of enigmatic new age music. The album is strongly melodic and features some excellent songs. Try this one if you'd like an unusual take on the world of downtempo electronica.

We'll have an interview up sometime in the next few days.

Paul

Ps - vote for this album on our new entries poll here: http://www.morpheusmusic.co.uk/html/chartsvotes.htm
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Aleph Zero
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Posted : Nov 27, 2006 17:48

Please check this interesting interview with Stefan:
http://www.fullonline.net/archives/2006/11/omnimotion.html#more

You can also now find the album online here:

http://www.sofasound.ch/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/14/products_id/188 (Switzerland)

Thanks!
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