This time round, a debut release from Oregon's Crashed By Car,recent founder of the beautiful Pleasedosomething net.label, and indielectronic star in the making, with net.releases on Kikapu and 8BitRecs, amongst others.
The "Fictions And Fires EP" is a spectacularly well-crafted piece of organic electronics, with highlights including the smooth drift of "Full Speed Dead", the muted triumph of "Bees", and the almost Harold Budd-esque ambient beauty of "Skylight FacingMyself".
It's a sign of the changing electronica scene, maybe, that more and more good artists are coming out of the States to meld organic waveforms with the pure Scandinavian tones often released on Monotonik, and Crashed By Car's idyllic sounds are another blissful step towards unity.
May 28, 2017 Subject:
IDM/post-classical/indie electronic gem
this set of 6 pieces used to silently chug alongside angular landscapes of beats, volatile piano chords and spacey motives. It is not supposed to be a very interesting issue because of these elements being represented only. However, it is an interesting issue because these elements are designed and depicted in a very intriguing fashion. On the other side, it can be called a solid one. One can perceive coherent tie-ups between the aforementioned elements where one can see inner logic and interior power pouring out of it. Elfin and miniature elements are set up in the way to create something stunning in the macroscopic level. Those rusty noises here and there are up there to be a sturdy and caustic adhesive between the sonic blocks. It reminds me of those times in the beginning of the 00s when such sort of sound was very hype-y in Europe thanks to such label as Morr Music. This outing was released at the same time. The issue is a bit of the discography of another legendary imprint, Monotonik.
October 1, 2008 Subject:
Crashed by Car- we're waiting for another helping of this
delicious music. Bravo.
March 5, 2008 Subject:
this release just goes to show you that amazing music doesn't have to come at a price; this stuff is free and the quality and production is comparable to anything you'll hear in the genre of experimental electronica. this is some of the best atmospheric illbient/ambient with soft, melodic touches of piano. "Full Speed Dead" could very well be one of the most beautiful electronic tunes ever composed... that said, the only flaw of the EP is that it is way too short, I could listen to this stuff for ever.
July 26, 2007 Subject:
Love this stuff.
January 18, 2006 Subject:
Todo un clasico de buena indietronica.
October 25, 2005 Subject:
Where do these sounds come from?
Not exactly typical for Monotonik, but this has become one of my favorite netlabel releases. Interesting production. The last track could continue for hours.
May 11, 2005 Subject:
one of my favorites.
October 30, 2004 Subject:
this is a very nice surprise from monotonik after much time, as far as i am concerned. i really like this release and it's just getting in my all-time faves. reminds me a bit of dntel + craig armstrong. soft emotional electronics.
September 4, 2004 Subject:
Complex subtle rhythms take a back seat to the gorgeous floating melodies. It's like the ying yang mixture of hope and longing. The recording is alive. Music for watching the dust float in the sun, For moments in slow motion, for contemplation.
An emotional wonderful indie pop electronic. The mood is light; the tones carry you to happy place that is full of joy. I really enjoyed this, do yourself a favor and press it to disc or your mp3 player.