|Artist: HUVA Network|
The album Distances (78'00") represents the debut work by H.U.V.A. Network, a collaboration between AES Dana (Vincent Villuis) and Solar Fields (Magnus Birgersson). Their music is a delicate mix of body rhythms, soothing atmospheres and expressive sound design - a cerebral soundtrack running from ceremonial tribal soundscapes to crushing playtime/ravetime beats. The pacing, placement and slide between these wonderful themes makes for rewarding listening. Out of the bubbling pulse of ticking percussion comes a resolution of tricky, snapping rhythms and slithering, swiveling basslines. The layers surge forward, rise in complexity, then come to a full halt... luxuriating in a drifting ambience - the froth of techno's churning. For use as dream stimulation, mood setting or in filling a listening space, Distances reverberates in ways beyond the vision of its inventors.
- Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END 22 April 2004