Deep and dubby ambient flow gently pulsating with atmospheric electro echoings: enter Granite. Inspired by natural rocks this opus is composed by Martin Van Rossum under his Martin Nonstatic moniker. A twelve-tracks album of smooth catchy drifts, hypnotic melodies and waves of subtle beats that contrast with lush soundscapes. Spiced-up blend of deep techno slash house, dub and downtempo, enhances clean-cut electronic rhythms and soothing rolling bass lines. Granite is Martin’s third album following releases on Bine Music and Silent Season and tracks on several compilations including Passages and the forthcoming Digiseeds by Ambientium.
Doogie White is well known for his work with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jon Lord (various live concerts), Cornerstone, Tank and Michael Schenker to name just a few whilst Paul McManus is the current drummer with GUN. GRANITE - the finest quality Scottish Hard Rock - so what could be a more appropriate title for an album by a fine Scottish Hard Rock band?
In The Great Summits series, daring ascents of the world's best-known summits are caught on film. Using a Steadicam this series documents dangerous and rugged climbs, as well as unknown aspects of these beautiful mountains.
An impressive collection, Granite Years: Best of 1986-1997 contains over two hours of the finest Oysterband has to offer. Frequently, such comprehensive releases are the cause for debate among the most devoted fans. But that is not the scenario surrounding this release. From Step Outside's "Hal-an-Tow" to Wide Blue Yonder's "The Oxford Girl" to Holy Bandits' "Blood Wedding" to Deep Dark Ocean's "Native Son," this release hits all of the key tracks by this legendary British folk-rock band. If there is any drawback, it is that no track from their 1991 release, From Little Rock to Leipzig, was included and a whopping seven tracks from their previous best-of release, Trawler, grace the track list of this two-CD set. It should be clarified that Trawler was a collection of re-recorded favorites that originally appeared on previous albums. That's a minor detail that won't matter to the uninitiated and is easily overlooked by the hardcore fan simply due to the preponderance of superb material found within these 30 tracks.