David Cunningham / Angela Jaeger - Artificial Homeland

David Cunningham / Angela Jaeger - Artificial Homeland
Release Date:
August 25, 1998
Recording Location:
London, England
Styles:
Experimental, Experimental Electronic
Album:
Artificial Homeland
Genre:
Duration:
57:23

Former Pigbag and Monochrome Set vocalist Angela Jaeger of New York teamed up with the London producer and composer David Cunningham for this ambient/experimental pop recording. Featuring the extraordinary drumming on former This Heat percussionist Charles Hayward, the tracks featuring his drum patterns are outstanding and worthy of owning the collection alone. The mixture of effects derived from slowed-down tapes, loops, and simple electronic treatments balanced with composed and improvised themes coalesce in dense harmonic drones, with Angela Jaeger's voice providing free melodic explorations which float above the rich harmonic sound bed provided by multi-instrumentalist Cunningham. Of the 15 tracks that make up this exquisite collection, standouts are "A Silver Thread," "Beyond That Star," "Blue Gold Seven," and "Time Can Make a Difference." Recommended to fans of ambient minimalism and the quirky new wave excursions of David Cunningham's former group, the Flying Lizards

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
A Silver Thread / David Cunningham / Angela JaegerDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger1:32
Artificial Homeland / David Cunningham / Angela JaegerDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger4:26
Beyond the Star / David Cunningham / Angela JaegerDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger3:55
Wood and Glass / David Cunningham / Angela JaegerDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger3:26
Fortuna / David Cunningham / Angela JaegerDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger5:45
Turning Left / David Cunningham / Angela JaegerDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger2:54
Made of Sand / David Cunningham / Angela JaegerDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger3:54
Unlock the Hills / David CunninghamDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger3:11
Only for You / David Cunningham / Angela JaegerDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger2:32
Blue Gold Seven / David Cunningham / Angela JaegerDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger3:09
Forsythia / David Cunningham / Angela JaegerDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger3:18
The Hot Day / David CunninghamDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger3:37
Time Can Make a Difference / David Cunningham / Angela JaegerDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger4:00
Radioloop / David Cunningham / Angela JaegerDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger2:35
River West / David Cunningham / Angela JaegerDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger6:23
[Untitled Track] / David Cunningham / Angela JaegerDavid Cunningham / Angela Jaeger2:46