Our first compilation for 2008 presents a facet of ambient music that is often overlooked in favor of the more electronic or synthesized soundscapes. Here we have an eclectic collection of works featuring a broad variety string instruments, usually but not always treated to effects. In the artist credits below we’ve provided information about the instruments used, and you can see they range from the familiar to the exotic.
This compilation is divided into two parts, each with accompanying sleeve art so it can be burned to disks if you wish.
Download this album as a .zip file or visit the download page for other downloading and streaming options.
01 Oil of Haemony – Beltaine Frost (04:04)
[ukulele, banjolele, effects]
02 Sandy Spreitz – Strings (02:00)
[steel string guitar, effects]
03 Gurdonark – Ninth Can-jo Meditation (03:11)
[Can-jo with effects]
04 Marco Lucchi & Ensemble – Fado Orfico (03:16)
[harp, performed by Cristina Blarzino]
05 Earzumba – Tratandome Como Un ExtraÃ±o (02:43)
[small 4-string guitar]
06 Djinnestan – C plus A (05:00)
[electric guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo, banjolele, ukulele, autoharp, zither, effects]
07 Mystified & Ctephin – Secret Order (03:40)
08 Glenn Brown – A Crystal Fascination (04:10)
[electric guitar with effects]
09 Jon 7 – An Eerie Paradise (04:58)
10 The Nature of Light – Vacuum Metastability Event (04:58)
[Fender American Strat, Les Paul Custom, Yamaha BB3000MA]
11 Subscape Annex – Lullabye for a Featureless Plain (03:28)
[Chapman Stick with effects]
12 Brian Grover & Don Hill – Steppe Strings
[B.G.- Igil, Chanzy & Oud; D.H.- Arrangement & Effects]
01 Kokan Dellec – Sepia (04:14)
[processed classical guitar]
02 Shadowsense – Earth in Alarm (04:19)
[acoustic guitar with effects]
03 Three Souls – The Drone (06:34)
[Gibson Les Paul with effect]
04 C.P. McDill – The Northern Lights (04:22)
[processed autoharp and electric guitar w/slide]
05 C. Reider and Caerie – The Ghost Sifting Process (05:29)
[autoharp & hammered dulcimer]
06 Caleb Deupree – Cathedral (excerpt) (04:59)
[pianoforte – yes, a string instrument!]
07 Terje Paulsen – Blues for Lhasa (05:00)
[bowed + e-bowed 3-string acoustic guitar]
08 Wavespan – Harmonic Evolution (04:59)
[Rickenbacker 330, McNally Strumstick, Fender J-bass]
09 8m2stereo – mes. (webbed tape edit) (05:02)
[electric guitar with effects]
10 Audio Gourmet – Inner Monologue (07:14)
Download this album as a zip file or visit the download page for other downloading and streaming options.
.. thanks chris for hosting us and all your work on this one ..
bless, from kÃ¶ln, germany,
thanks a lot, chris, for all the great work. it has become a lovely compilation, and it’s an honour to be a part of it. all the best, terje
Nice selection of sounds and moods…
hail to all participants on the compilation, it has been a great collection with beautiful piece of artwork.
personal thanks to webbedhand, for giving this oppurtunity; bringing the idea and making such a unique conceptual work.
cheers from istanbul,
Really enjoying the creativity and diversity of this release! Thanks for including Brian and myself.
you made a very good work, Chris
hi there,great work the compilation andalso the work of difussion , just dl it few days ago.Finally update my web page including link to whr.
Hi Chris, thanks for all your hard work in bringing this album together, i love the atmosphere and ambience. I’ve had many hours of enjoyable listening time already.
Thanks for this once again!
I scheduled some tracks of this compilations for one of our folio radio shows on september 16.
(we did a webbed hand special earlier)
i will have my “youtube” up in a few days which is not the same and will be more of acoustic finger picking. my name is idrees… please do listen..thank u.. peace.
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