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CURRENT DDR ARTISTS

Stephen Philips
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Ben summers
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Lucette Bourdin
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Deep Chill Network
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Experimental Psychology
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Excelsior
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EXCELSIOR

Excelsior began as Stephen Philips' experimentation with multi-layered ambient techno and trance. Initially heavily influence by the Orb, FSOL, and Autechre, and Aphex Twin, then later Richie Hawtin, Boards of Canada, Biosphere, and others, Excelsior has evolved into a living breathing cosmic entity.

Excelsior continues to amaze with their unique brand of ambient/ trance/ techno/ breakbeat. Their music continues to span many different styles. Spherical Realms featured mostly ambient techno stuff while the Sky Harbor features an even broader range of styles and influences. It goes from straight ahead techno to ambient to breakbeat and back again. Their singles feature experimental techno and house mixes and the Impulse EP is an outstanding exercise in very hard trance. Excelsior's Level 3 features minimal ambient techno. Sounds like Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman meets Boards of Canada meets Spyra. Structured Resistance features ambient IDM in the Boards of Canada meets Lackluster meets Aphelion style. Excelsior continues to explore new territory. Their next release (their 5th full-length CD) will likely be released in spring 2002.


DISCOGRAPHY

Spherical Realms DELETED 3/97

Sky Harbor 2/98

Celestial (mirror) Ball (maxi single) DELETED 6/98

Impulse (ep) DELETED 10/98

In-Flux / Aphelion (maxi single) DELETED 11/98

The Phoenix Experience DELETED 4/99

Level 3 6/99

Subconsious Release (maxi single) DELETED 1/00

Planets & Moons 2/00

Structured Resistance 10/00

 

 
 
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