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Various Artists / Grundik & Slava / Ambi
Album:Grundik & Slava / Ambi Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:12/2004
Label:Ak Duck Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-03-27 Pull Date:2005-05-29 Charts:RPM/Electronica, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:29 May22 May15 May1 May10 Apr3 Apr
Airplays:112122

 Recent Airplay
1.May 26, 2005:The Devil's Collective
23 (Ambidextrous Mix)
4.May 09, 2005:Szilard's Engine
23 (Ambidextrous Mix)
2.May 16, 2005:Selectronica
Us or Them
5.Apr 25, 2005:Selectronica
Us or Them
3.May 12, 2005:The Devil's Collective: Songs from the Israeli Underground
23 (Ambidextrous Mix)
6.Apr 03, 2005:Selectronica
Opaque

Album Review
Jon Barnes
Reviewed 2005-03-28 
A+ outing from Grundik & Slava teamed up with Ambidextrous. Some of the tunes are by G & S, some by Ambidextrous, and others are one team remixing the other. All-around stellar electronic compositions, at times leaning toward experimental. Some of the more complex experimental drum patterns are beyond my taste, but even with that said, this album is a gem start to finish. PLAY!

Best tracks: 1, 2, 9
**Track 1: BEAUTIFUL and spacey intro with touches of acid and bleepy percussion. Gets dark and more drummy around minute 4.
**Track 2: More absolutely stunning mellow synth work and astonishingly creative drum patterns. Play this anywhere, anytime, any mood – it will SET the mood.
Track 3: If there were such a thing as “industrial ambient,” this would be it. Another home run.
Track 4: OK here comes the complex meter and drum patterns. Sparse and dominated by a bouncing low-end sound that might be a talking drum.
Track 5: Dark feel with distorted complex drum patterns. Not my fav but well done.
*Track 6: Deep electronic percussion; succeeds even without a discernable melody.
Track 7: Interesting contrast of skittish drum patterns under soothing, ringing vibraphone chords
Track 8: First straight-up dance beat emerges 1:30 into this song. Melody stays lush.
***Track 9: PLAY!! Starts off sinister and ends in bliss. The perfect comedown track to end the album (or your show…)

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.AmbidextrousOpaque
2.Grundik & Slava23 (Ambidextrous Mix)
3.AmbidextrousVisotopia (Grundik & S Mix)
4.Grundik & SlavaThe Pulp Sky
5.Grundik & SlavaMxosea
6.Grundik & SlavaNine Loops
7.AmbidextrousAntimatter (Grundik & S Mix)
8.Grundik & SlavaKlik Klak (Ambidextrous Mix)
9.AmbidextrousUs or Them