Nothing Down​-​to​-​Earth

by Galerie Stratique

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PRESS RELEASE: Some electronic music records sounds updated just after a few months. This is certainly not the case with Nothing down-to-earth. With its shadowy ambience, frozen psychedelia and distant melodies, this timeless record keeps on revealing more with each listen. A must-have for any demanding daydreamer.

STYLES: IDM, Downtempo, Chillout, Ambient

Should please fans of Biosphere, Cluster, Isan, Brian Eno and Global Communication


REVIEW EXCERPTS

Pitchfork - The most refreshing pure-IDM album I've heard since Ulrich Schnauss' Far Away Trains Passing By.

Outburn - Meandering soundscapes that are nothing short of mesmerizing […] amazingly beautiful beyond words.

Exclaim! - It's a unique and highly ambitious production. Dark, intense, rich; it might make a nice backdrop to a stormy afternoon.

Stylus - The specificities to which Galerie Stratique's music may point are too slippery, and as diaphanous as the music alone.

All Music - These tracks float in mid-air, dreamy and romantic. Beullac has polished a nice analog sound, rich and deep.

Tandem magazine - Excellent evocative and unique analogue textures

Now Toronto - [an] original palette of sounds and ideas.

The Milk Factory - Each track is strongly individual, yet very consistent in form and shape with the next …extremely coherent.

Electronic Music Reviews - I am very impressed with this album. Upon listening, one is struck by Beullac's subtle mixing skills.

Modern Dance - Contains all the hallmarks of a major musical work of art. To praise this CD would be a big understatement.

Shangri-la - Just imagine Biosphere jamming with Autechre writing a soundtrack for a documentary about Siberian steppe…

AmbiEntrance - Delicious subtleties infuse the 14 esoteric electronics with a down-to-earth blend of relaxation and inspiration

XOX magazine - Full of melancholy, luminosity, gloom, wonder, and throughout all a ghostly brilliance

Dutch-East India - In a perfect world this record would get all the exposure it deserves…

Emusic - Atmospheric and dreamy, Galerie Stratique has created a polished and complex piece of art.

Le Devoir - Une fois que Star Filter commence, difficile de faire marche arrière tant ces morceaux réchauffent et hypnotisent l'esprit.

emoRAGEi - Je sors du Nothing Down-to-Earth, la tête pleine, l'esprit vagabond et le coeur léger.

L'Enzyme - Concis sans être trop minimaliste, cérébral sans être barbant. Une maturité […] impressionnante.

Québec Scope - Quatorze pièces d'une beauté, d'une douceur et d'une fragilité extrêmes.

Voir Montréal - Possède une magnifique aura éthérée, très lourde de sentiments accidentés et d'harmonies carillonnées.

Pulsion - La musique de Galerie Stratique est envoûtante et a le charme très particulier d'être à la fois intense et tranquille.

Homogenik - Du début à la fin, le premier album de Galerie Stratique hypnotise… nous laissant pantois, rêveurs, conquis.

credits

released November 3, 2001

written, performer, mixed and produced by Charles-Émile Beullac

label : Law & Auder records

artwork : Paul Lacroix

graphic design : Philippe Beauchemin

mastering : Stefan Figiel

the material may not be reproduced or distributed, in whole or in part, without prior written permission

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Galerie Stratique Québec

Grafting avant-garde, sound art, pastoral electronica, lounge, classical and fourth world music, Galerie Stratique concisely hints at various possibilities of what electronic music could be.

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