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This is a collection of experimental tracks from various Musictrade compilation albums.
01 - Solaris
This meditative ambient track, inspired by Tarkovsky's movie Solaris, is from Musictrade's Sola Muusika compilation (mt001), released in June 2005. It features Estonian artist Solaris (!) who is playing Tibetan singing bowl and recitating her own mystical poetry.
02 - Airports for Music
This track is based on a field recording from Schipol airport, made by Australian Musictrade artist Electroteque on his long way to Norberg, Sweden. The noisy, effective and informative soundworld of a modern airport reveals here its dreamlike harmonies and hidden heartbeats. The track was released on Musictrade's Norberg 2005 Field Mixes compilation (mt003) in August 2005.
03 - Looking for Sophie
This track is a mythical audio odyssey based on Musictrade artist KraftiM's field recording from Norberg, Sweden, where Musictrade had a special showcase in summer 2005 in Norberg's annual electronic music festival. The journey begins from a peaceful suburb of Norberg, proceeds through the town's crowded marketplace, passes through peaceful meadows, ending up to the industrial festival site with its massive soundworld. From Norberg 2005 Field Mixes album (mt003).
04 - This Is It
This track is from Musictrade's special New Orleans tribute compilation Requiems for a Submerged City (mt005, released in November 2005). Its material comes mainly from the media coverage of the hurricane Katrina catastrophe.
05 - N.O.P.D. Blues
This is a long, epic track from the Requiems for a Submerged City (mt005) album focusing on the dark, desperate moments of the New Orleans police department at the time when they were trying to keep order in the flooding city with no outside help yet available. The track utilizes scanned police radio traffic in a capturing, movie-like fashion.
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