This is no. 4 in the ongoing, very successful series of electronic music inspired by the X-Files. Same as for the former parts, several teams of e-musicians teamed up in the studio, bringing adventurous music to life that wouldn't have happened otherwise. On "Four, The Truth" you this time can hear the stunning results from e.g. Ian Boddy, Vidna Obmana, Mario Schönwälder, Detlef Keller, Kees Aerts, Harold van der Heijden,Volker Rapp, Eric van der Heijden and of course Ron Boots. Those who already have the former three CD's, don't miss this one. If you're not yet familiar with it, do buy this one and become an addict of this unique concept music too!|
- Volker Rapp & Eric v.d. Heijden & Ron Boots - Alien Bug Hunt [8:16]
- Keller & Schonwalder & Harold v.d. Heijden - Synapses Struggle of Life's Recordings [7:18]
- Robert Marselje & Johannes Munz - Who is it? [5:02]
- Ron Boots & Vidna Obmana - Acknowledged Contact [8:58]
- Ian Boddy & Ron Boots - Gross Misconduct [8:54]
- Roland Guyt & Paul Bliekendaal & Marcel Guyt - The Relativity of Reality [8:06]
- Eric van der Heijden & Ron Boots - Bare Score [8:30]
- Kees Aerts & James Clent - Straight Ahead [9:46]
"Four The Truth" was voted "Compilation Album of the Year" for 1998 by the listeners of the Canadian Radio show "The Nightflight" hosted by Scott Brodie and Matt Gilbo.
"Four the Truth" is - DUH! - the fourth CD in Groove's series inspired by "The X-Files." It was voted "Compilation Album of the Year" for 1998 by listeners of Scott Brodie's and Matt Gribo's Canadian radio show, "The Nightflight." The honor is richly deserved.
Volker Rapp, Eric van der Heijden, Ron Boots, Detlef Keller, Mario Schonwalder, Harold van der Heijden, Robert Marselje, Johannes Munz, Ian Boddy, Kees Aerts and James J. Clent came back for more. Joining them were Roland Guyt, Paul Bliekendaal, Marcel Guyt and the minimalist's minimalist, Vidna Obmana.
This is my personal favorite of the four CD's. The familiar sequences, atmospheres and rhythms are still here and there is more! There is some expansive and stark minimalism to augment those familiar features. The samples are more freely interwoven and the experimental textures are more fully integrated into the theme. The mystery and sci-fi elements are here as well. Again, the music demands deep listening and concentrated meditation. Indeed, I found it difficult to write while I listened.
It is easy to pick a favorite. It is difficult to choose a best. (It is also unethical. That would be judgmental!) It is easy to see how this concept matured over two or three years.
This disc shows that development and maturity in its best light!
Jim Brenholts / USA