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Underground

by A.M.

Organic atmospheric electronica; a soundtrack to a day in the life of an underground transit system.
Genre: Electronic: Breakbeat/Breaks
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2. Gospel Jam
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3. Conversation Piece
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4. This Map Is Not To Scale
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5. Interlude: Yonge & Bloor
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6. Boom Snap Clap
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7. The Darkest Hour
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8. Interlude: Lost & Found
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Riding mass transit is at the same time a very social and a very individual experience. Some riders retreat into themselves; read, stare blankly, listen to music. Others become an audience, watching the many little stories that unfold in the brief glimpses we get into others’ lives while riding the subway.

“Underground”, the second album from Toronto-based electronica artist A.M., is the soundtrack to this unique experience.

To create this album, A.M. spent hours upon hours in Toronto’s subway system, recording the everyday ambient noise, fleeting conversations, and general hectic happenings that define life underground in a big city. Soundbites from these recordings were then thrown into the mix of samples and live instruments that have become the signature of A.M.’s music. The result is an album that reflects the personality of the subway system itself: at times hypnotic, at times frantic, at times meditative; equal parts human and surreal.

Pay the fare and enjoy the ride.


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geerag

love the beats and bitsa public transport
Love the moments of joy and despair, the drifty guitars and, especially the moment where the dude gets his weed and the smooth elated synths kick in. samples are awesome. top stuff man!

Cara

Sounds like home
This is a really interesting, eclectic mix of layers. I especially like the songs that feature those familiar TTC sounds. Incidentally, my favourite AM song is Joey...which is not on this album but worth mentioning never the less.

Jonsarmama


Really impressed with the thoughtfulness of this music. I've enjoyed how you layered your choice of sounds. Look forward to your next collection.
Way to go.

sue upham

intriguing soundscape effects + creative rhythms and sound clips = fabulous!
I loved the eclectic mix of sources used in this album. Evocative soundscapes from recordings done in the TO subway mix with neat music samples, intricate rhythms and a fascinating variety of electronic music. Try it, you'll like it!!

Reviewer - Legends Magazine

Travelling in Your Own Backyard
“Though Legends Travel usually opts to introduce Torontonians to music outside of North America, DJ A.M.'s new disc allows Toronto listeners to travel through the tunnels of their own backyard. This disc confirms the urban traveller’s belief that the experience of exploring one's native city, if approached by the right mind, can be just as ecelectic and worldly”

Christine McIntyre (Reviewer) - Legends Magazine

Lost in Translation
What the above review should say is: Though Legends Travel usually opts to introduce Torontonians to music outside of North America, DJ A.M.'s new disc allows Toronto listeners to travel through the tunnels of their own backyard. This disc confirms the urban traveller’s belief that the experience of exploring one's native city, if approached by the right mind, can be just as ecelectic and worldly.