The Promises of Silence

This compilation was created based upon the theme: "The perception and intimate elaborations of music in connection with nature" > Quiet music, atmospheres and soundscapes by: Hybryds, Djen Ajakan Shean, Steve Roach,Vidna Obmana, Jeff Greinke, Art of Primitive Sound, Ora, Alio Die, Robert Rich, Saffron Wood, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Temps Perdu?, Ashley/Story.

An excellent multi-artist collection compiled by Alio Die from 1993, this organic soundscape project includes Dwight Ashley and Tim Story, Temps Perdu?, Vidna Obmana, Jeff Greinke, Black Tape For a Blue Girl, Steve Roach, Art of Primitive Sound, Alio Die, Robert Rich and others.

Even thirteen years later, it seems bizarre that this fine compilation was available in relatively mainstream record shops.
This audio document may prove to be the album that best introduced early ritual ambient to US ears. A more solid tracklist in this subgenre of ambient music can't possibly be found. Outstanding work by all artists involved and I can't think of a better way to dip into the microworld of modern psychoactive ambient music.