Sunday, January 17, 2010

Musical Interlude: 808 State

"Pacific State" by 808 State. Man, does this one bring back memories.



I loved acid house, and I loved ambient. Somehow 808 State was just a bit of both, creating some chill soundscapes a couple decades ago. Their first stateside album, Utd. State 90, would get practically worn out alongside with some early Aphex Twin and Orb recordings I was digging on during the period. In some of the nujazz music I've heard in recent years, it's been nice that some of those old 808 State ideas (well, in general ambient and house influences from the late 1980s & early 1990s) have resonated with a younger generation.

Bonus - Here's "Cubik" from the same album:

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