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Ambient Systems: Initialized

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Compiled by Dietrich Schoenemann.

Features Jimi Tenor (Warp Records), Rancho Relaxo’s Abe Duque, Prototype 909 alums Dietrich Schoenemann and Taylor Deupree are amongst the cream of the electronic crop featured here.


Instinct’s popular AMBIENT SYSTEMS series returns with INITIALIZED. Compiled by DIETRICH SCHOENEMANN, INITIALIZED is the latest and most dynamic collection yet, representing a true coming-together of the ambient community! There is perhaps no one better than Schoenemann to corral these diverse artists. After first appearing in the ‘industrial/hardbeat’ scene with the projects Phoenix Empire and Toxic Beatbox in the early 90s, Dietrich became best known for his work with the PROTOTYPE 909 trio, playing live shows almost every week from 93-97 and releasing a number of records/CDs on Instinct Records. A slew of other projects and releases followed under various alias and labels including the Rancho Relaxo All-stars, Unit Park, Drum Komputer and

labels like Sonic Groove, EMF, Disko B, Plastic City, Caipirinha, High Octane, Bipolar, Tension, and 12k. Dietrich has focused heavily on DJ appearances the past few years and most recently a solo live show.

The artists featured on INITIALIZED include:

ABE DUQUE, who has recorded under the name FACIL on the INSTINCT AMBIENT imprint as well as presenting his own mix on the Disko B label.

JIMI TENOR, the “techno cabaret star” who’s best known for his fun recordings on WARP as well as the Finnish SAKHO label. His latest release Out Of Nowhere continues to pave new ground, with his mix of influences as diverse as Barry White and Stravinsky.

MIKA VAINIO, who is one half of lo-fi minimalists PANASONIC.

TAYLOR DEUPREE, who is a fellow founding member of PROTOTYPE 909 as well as the artist behind HUMAN MESH DANCE, FUTIQUE & SETI. Taylor has also released groundbreaking material on Caipirinha as well as his own 12K label.

TETSU INOUE, who has collaborated with Pete Namlook (releasing several albums on his FAX label), Jonah Sharp, and Atom Heart. He has also released an album on the INSTINCT AMBIENT imprint as well as on Caipirinha.

SUTEKH, the experimental-techno producer who has recorded for Germany’s FORCE INC. and MILLE PLATEAUX plus California’s own DROP BEAT and CYTRAX labels.


SHUTTLE 358, who records for 12K.


Track Listing

Tracks from Ambient Systems: Initialized are below. If a track is available for purchase, you may add it to your cart by clicking on the Add to Cart icon. Use the drop-down menu to select either MP3 or Lossless file format.

Track Title Select Format:
Shuttle 358 - Frame (MP3)
Susanne Duque - Countless Ancient Races (MP3)
Dietrich Schoenemann - Stretch (MP3)
Abe Duque/Jimi Tenor/Mika Vainio - Excerpt 1 (MP3)
Sutekh - Zed (MP3)
Rudy Hill - Dynamix, Polarized (MP3)
Casey Hogan - Leftside (MP3)
Tetsu Inoue & Taylor Dupree - Remote/Beauty (MP3)
Taylor Dupree - Hom (MP3)
Reade White - Water (MP3)
Shuttle 358 - Frame (Digital Lossless)
Susanne Duque - Countless Ancient Races (Digital Lossless)
Dietrich Schoenemann - Stretch (Digital Lossless)
Abe Duque/Jimi Tenor/Mika Vainio - Excerpt 1 (Digital Lossless)
Sutekh - Zed (Digital Lossless)
Rudy Hill - Dynamix, Polarized (Digital Lossless)
Casey Hogan - Leftside (Digital Lossless)
Tetsu Inoue & Taylor Dupree - Remote/Beauty (Digital Lossless)
Taylor Dupree - Hom (Digital Lossless)
Reade White - Water (Digital Lossless)

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