134. Long Journeys, Quiet Nights, Drowsy Dawns
“With no little wit, Artificial Intelligence’s cover heralds the birth of a new post-rave genre, which Warp Records christened ‘electronic listening music’. Other names followed — armchair techno, ambient techno, etc. — but all described the same phenomenon: dance music for the sedentary and stay-at-home.” Simon Reynolds, Energy Flash. In the early 90’s musicians in England and America were exploring psychedelic ambient sounds, thought for chill-out rooms or drugs comedown. Album artworks of that period utilized early CGI techniques, envisioning utopic landscapes, nature and technology. The episode features: Speedy J, A Positive Life, The KLF, Electronic Eye, Sextant, David Toop and Max Eastley, P.V.P., Global Communication, Dr. Alex Paterson, Mimoid, Robert Leiner, Biosphere and The Sabres of Paradise.