Various - Soma Compilation 2006 - album review (4 stars)

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Soma Compilation 2006 (Soma)

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If weird soundscapes, which fall somewhere in between the territory of ambient, glitch and trance, are your thing, you’ll be very pleased with this latest Soma compilation. Unless you’re baked on a weird cocktail of theoretical drugs in a William Gibson novel you might not do much dancing to it, but it’s perfect mood music for technophiles.

The ubiquity of Alex Smoke’s oddly blissful contributions (three tracks out of eleven) is matched by the endearing ambient funk of Silicone Soul’s ‘The Snake Charmer’ and the pleasure of seeing one-man Tron copyist My Robot Friend included twice, albeit in remix form. Smarter than your average dance comp, that’s for sure.

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