Back Like Boom | Welsh Netlabel Serein is one of my top five sources for high quality Ambient, not only in the context of Netaudio. It has been silent at Serein for a quite a while, but after a period of hibernation, Serein is back with a new design. Check the "Reintroduction" mix by Huw Roberts.
Huw Roberts, the face behind Serein, is a critical mind that shaped the label's identity for the last three years, choosing artists and artwork with greatest care. Roberts starts Serein 4.0 with a mesmerizing mix of favourites and unreleased material. Highly recommended if you are digging rich and analogue-ish Ambient music.
For the future, Huw Roberts promises new release by The Inventors of Aircraft, 1000 Hours of Staring (sooo looking forward!) and the Phlow Mag darlings Nest. Website looks clean and beautiful, only the loss of all previously released material is a miss - still, via archive.org, everything remains accessible. Watch this place!
Reintroduction by Huw Roberts
01 Marcel Türkowsky - Kuro Sawa
02 Herzog - Perhaps She'd Like To See Me Fall Apart
03 Nest - Kyoto
04 1000 Hours of Staring - Deliverance (unreleased)
05 The Inventors of Aircraft - All, Nothing
06 Stephane Leonard - Words in Progress (unreleased)
07 The Inventors of Aircraft - The Black Dog
08 Michael Trommer - Long Line Building (unreleased)
09 Nest - Wheatstone (unreleased)
10 Segue - Half Way (unreleased)
11 Marcel Türkowsky - De Dodu
12 Huw Roberts - Atlas Oryx (unreleased)
13 Pine - Flume (unreleased)
14 1000 Hours of Staring - Wintincubator
Bettina's favourites from the back catalogue
About the Author
This article was written on 3.September 2009 by Bettina Rhymes. Bettina Rhymes is the journalist alter ego of Sven Swift. Swift runs the established CDr- and Netlabel 12rec.net and acts as a Netaudio DJ every now and then. Next to his job at Phlow Mag, he writes reviews about free music at RUBored.org. Read more articles written by Bettina Rhymes.