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Foreground, background, thinking or loving...

Sounds From The Ground is pretty much the yardstick by which all other "chillout" music should be measured. Their gift is in creating infectious hooks and melodies that sonically evolve and progress, sparing the relaxed listener from the typical chill-out redundancy that so often gets a track jettisoned from a playlist. They are a potpurri of the best influences both musically and production-wise... The most concise pitch would be Peter Gabriel/Real World meets Chicane with a splash of Crystal Method, but such summaries are overly reductive and do not emphasize the truly brilliant sonic topography and originality Nick Woolfson and Elliot Jones bring to the table. Perhaps even more impressive is their ability to be consistent while simultaneously imbuing each release with a signature sound or theme. HIGH RISING sounds to me like spirituality birthed by way of urban rhythms – whereas NATURAL SELECTION leans more towards vocal interplay, while TERRA FIRMA seems almost like a looking-glass sister release to HIGH RISING (Urban rhythms developing from spirituality). This is all subjective analysis, of course, which gets to the strength of SFTG’s work: The more attention you pay the music, the more you get out of it. It can be relaxing background music (and/or an incredibly potent bedroom mood-setter), or it can be a Rorschach look into your frame of mind and creativity. The fact that music can achieve such a state of reflection makes these guys an aptly named force to be reckoned with. It won’t be long before Hollywood comes knocking at their door. (PS - SFTG is best bought by the album – If you like one track, you’ll like them all.)

well, I AM a big fan...

So, the highly anticipated new album from SFTG is christening these virgin ears at the moment. I must admit, I am a huge fan of SFTG and all of their previous work, so I am biased in their favor. But to be honest, it is a sleeper so far. Already to track 6 (Modo) and that one is pretty refreshing, but the first few have been nothing more than sleepy electronica, nothing compared to their groovy-fresh jazz electronica that we all know and love. I buy all their stuff, want them to keep up the good work, but I wish this one got my foot tappin' a bit more.

Rises high up on the list of must-have chillout.

This is another excellent album from chillout masters SFTG. Maybe it's not as good as their previous outing, Luminal, but they bring out ten solid songs here. Overall, it's more like a return to their roots at Kin and Mosaic style than their later work.

"White City" is suitably mysterious and gets you in the right mood for the album. "Rotorblade" is nice and catchy. "Beautiful Feeling" is more downtempo than the usual, but it makes for an excellent chillout tune. "Modo" is probably my favorite, a particularly catchy and slightly upbeat track. "Palmprint" is clearly reggae-influenced, a nice bouncy tune. "Blink" doesn't stand out too much, but is probably my second favorite due to its bassline and guitar pattern not matching and yet still working out perfectly. Finally, "Speedbumps" is the most electronic of the bunch, with one synth line repeating over a mishmash of other sounds.

All in all, I see a definite pattern within High Rising: seemingly random elements that when put together make perfect harmony. In fact, the individual songs in this album work the same. They don't sound like they would go together when listened to individually, but they do, and beautifully at that. Definitely worth the $10.


Formed: 1994 in London, England

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Ambient dub-techno duo Sounds from the Ground first came to prominence during the mid-'90s with the landmark productions "Triangle" (1994) and "Gather" (1995). After releasing these two successful singles, the duo -- London, England-based producers Elliot Jones and Nick Woolfson -- crafted their debut long-player, Kin (1996). The singles, as well as the album, were released on the Universal Egg label, while the well-known ambient label Waveform released the album in the States to a warm reception....
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