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This is the first of five collaborative albums made by bassist/producer Bill Laswell and synthesist/producer Pete Namlook under the title Outland. It consists of one hourlong track titled “From the Earth to the Ceiling,” though the track is subdivided into twelve sections. (The divisions are inaudible unless you buy the album digitally, in which case there will be brief but distracting moments of silence between them.) The mood is dark and haunting; the first few tracks bring to mind an enormous subterranean creature slowly waking up, accompanied by the world’s largest didjeridoo. Later the mood gets a bit lighter, but that initial sense of foreboding never fully lifts.

Rick Anderson

In Dub: Rewind (Vol II) cover

In Dub: Rewind (Vol II)

Killing Joke, Martin Youth Glover
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Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina Volume 4

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers
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Arvo Pärt: Tractus

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Maria Listra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tõnu Kaljuste
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Missa 1724

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Golden Loam

Laurel Premo
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In Praise of St. Columba: The Sound World of the Celtic Church

Geoffrey Webber, Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
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Desert Equations: Azax Attra

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(No Pussyfooting)

Robert Fripp, Brian Eno