Gobi. The Desert CD (1999)
Plays Schumann CD music Monolake releases such as Hong Kong and Interstate draw directly on the living environment, fusing wispy minimal techno with field recordings of waves, insects, and bustling streets until the latter begin losing all reference to origin, even to reality. The group's Gobi EP takes the opposite tack, conjuring earthy hums, chilling night winds, chirping microscopic fauna, and distant, bassy rumbles from the thin air of the digital recording studio. If this is just the ambient M.O. ported to the desktop, so be ...