2006. Fourth album by Synthetic Block (following Sonic Approach on Hypnos/Binary
a few years back), on the excellent and interesting new Gears of Sand label.
Here are some press quotes describing Block's music:
"Music that it isn't quite ambient or techno, but takes elements from those genres and combines them into its own unique mixture."
-Wind and Wire
"It has odd-meter workouts that bring to mind no one in particular but Block himself. Not only are his compositions good, but the sounds he produces from his synthesizers are rich, organic and fresh."
"In the absence of conventional percussion, Block utilizes synthetic sounds bearing no semblance to impacts in a rhythmic mode, generating engaging beats that function as tempos while remaining part of the electronic flow."