Ambients by “U.K. Heights” Private production, 2002 http://www.ukheights.com This light and airy collection of electronic rhythmic ambient comes to us from Britain. It’s along the lines of fellow British group “Global Communication”’s stuff: simple, repeated chord changes, softly layered, reverbed synthesizers and keyboards with electrogenerated rhythms and added vocal and environmental sound samples. You’ll also hear echoes of German synthrock in it, at least the quieter sort. The best piece is probably the last and longest one, track 5, “Lying back and falling,” which combines a nice fifths-based keyboard sequence with some Impressionistic chords and Europop rhythms. Also noted is the lavish photo-booklet included with the album; it’s a pretty graphic package. Like so much of this type of soundtrack material, it is delivered in an almost emotionless manner, perfectly Cool, a polished sonic surface evoking the look of fashion store windows, jet-black clothing, and mirrored sunglasses. It lacks the humor and irony of the wry “Global Communications” set; instead, “UK Heights” tends toward a kind of slick, elegant melancholy, as if a high-fashion media celebrity at the height of his or her fame had a moment of doubt, but not for long. Hannah M.G. Shapero, EER-MUSIC.com 9/22/02
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