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Datacide

Datacide is really a aspect task involving ambient/experimental companies Uwe Schmidt (aka Atom Heart) and Tetsu Inoue. Although their initial release over the Frankfurt-based Fax label suit squarely in to the analog-heavy ambient and trance designs closely connected with that label, following produces on Schmidt’s Rather Interesting label possess moved more and more toward a breezy lounge/electronica fusion, merging components of kitsch, psychedelia, jazz, and exotica using the pair’s quirky rhythms and lush digital atmosphere. Their third full-length Compact disc beneath the name, Flowerhead, can be the only real Rather Interesting name to be certified for release within the U.S. (it had been reissued by Asphodel in 1996). Schmidt and Inoue started recording jointly in 1993, after Inoue fulfilled Schmidt while travelling near Frankfurt (where Schmidt resided at that time). They documented a set of dance monitors for 12-inches discharge on Fax, accompanied by a full-length which blended more uptempo trance-oriented techno with beatless ambient and experimental soundscapes. Another Datacide discharge in an identical, though even more ambient vein (and entitled, needless to say, Datacide II) made an appearance the following calendar year before Inoue and Schmidt turned gears because of their initial Rather Interesting discharge, Flowerhead, an record of laidback ambient-jazz. Ondas, released in 1996, upped Flowerhead’s weirdness aspect significantly, dwelling for some of the record in channel parting tests which fused the rhythmic abstraction of Atom Heart’s latest solo use the fizzier, even more left-field of Inoue’s digital treatments (Inoue’s partner, Ingrid, also makes a protracted cameo on “mouth area trumpet”).

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