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Twilight Archive

by Twilight Archive

A fresh take on the down-tempo/ambient craze. Blending textures from the darker side and spellbinding beats, it may be the soundtrack to your awakening mind.
Genre: Electronic: Down Tempo
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1. House of Tomorrow
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2. Secret Desert Find
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3. Witness to the Fire
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4. Lost Where They May Be Found
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5. Palm Dust Lingering
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6. Solitary Procession
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7. Upon Repose
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8. Lightly Veiled
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9. A Delicate Subject
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10. Dark Matter Mystery
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11. The Netting Wind
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Album Notes
Twilight Archive

Fermenting in the primordial desert broth of Southwestern California, "Twilight Archive" is a departure even for the adventurous creators whose experience span years in the international music scene. Heard on innumerable soundtracks, albums, commercials, and television scores, Chris Mancinelli and Tom Vedvik join forces again for their second collaboration.

Their individual work has included artists as diverse as Nels Cline, Dr. John, Michael Penn, Kevin Eubanks, Garth Hudson (The Band), Osamu Kitajima and Hans Zimmer - with recent film work on Michael Mann's "Ali" (starring Will Smith). "Pirates of the Caribbean" (starring Johnny Depp) and "The Ring." The duo helps redefine the term "eclectic" as is proven by their wide ranging experience.

This time the textures lean toward the darker side and the foundation is formed by sophisticated down tempo beats. Deep basses anchor the haunting melodies and the stirring sound designs are the heart of the compositions. Evocative, suggestive, and creating a distinct sense of place, the music blends improvisations with worldly writing and producing skills. This album could easily be the underscore to a movie not yet filmed.

Working in the electronic medium, the moody down-tempo music of "Twilight Archive" was initiated by producer/composer Chris Mancinelli in early 2003. "I had been wanting to do something in the ambient/soundscape style, but with more edge to the sound and some melodic themes." Chris says. "I prefer to get sketches going and then the pieces usually write themselves. Fortunately this was the case this time and I was really pleased with the way things were going. However, I didn't want to get too obsessive with the tracks. That's when I thought it would be a great idea to bring Tom in to do the mixes and to add or subtract ideas he felt appropriate. His being objective to the project after I'd worked for a few months proved to be the perfect way to complete the album."
"Best of 2004" - Lloyd Barde/Backroads Music

"Twilight Archive" is a featured artist on Musical Starstreams which also plays daily on XM103 Satellite Radio from 4-6pm eastern/1-3pm pacific.

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"Expansive, sometimes dark, electro textures foster a trippy headspace. Wow!" - Forest/

"A hazy zone where edgy textures massage the mind, while the dark forces of drum and bass lure the body...This album traverses musical mood and techniques on a vast scale" - Chuck van Zyl/Star's End

"Great instrumental soundtrack. Delivers a perfect mix of styles...a real winner here!" - Music Reviews for the Common Man



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P Carr

Warm electronica
Wonderful, atmospheric music that's warm and melodic. I love this CD.

Ben Naga

Rewarding listening
Plenty of variety but without any loss of continuity; makes for a satisfying listening experience. Can't disagree with previous reviewers. This disc reminded me of how much I enjoy Paul Schütze. People who enjoyed this might think about checking him out. Also "A Sombient Collection: The Throne Of Drones", "A Sombient Continuum: Swarm Of Drones" and "A Storm Of Drones: The Sombient Trilogy".

N Bailey

Cinematic and absorbing
I can't praise this highly enough. Dark and textural, it compares favourably with the best that labels such as Elektrolux can offer.

Jennifer Schmidt

Attention Grabber
Whenever this album randomly shows up on my iPod playlist, I stop whatever I\'m doing and pay attention. The music just grabs my attention. It really stands out as unique and quality music.

Lee Green

Don't miss this jewel !
I enjoy the Twilight Archives immensely. The artists weave rich tapestries that are subtly compelling. The ambiance is very comfortable. Complex and intriguing, without intruding.

C. Lee

FAB...unique sounds!
...each track transports one to a different world. You don't even need a passport. Check it out!

B. Soo Hoo

Very visual and visceral...
I can see it being used as background music in a suspense or thriller movie. I'm enjoying my copy.

shroomed out

must listen to it while your tripping
suggestion: eat about 20 shrooms. get in a happy place. start listening. your mind will go insane!!

Dana Grubb

Definitely movie soundrack material!
A bit on the darkside, Twilight Archive is mind candy for any listener willing to plunge into a dark hole and let themselves be pushed and pulled to the edge of primordial times. Just close your eyes and let earth fall away from beneath your feet. Now find the appropriate movie theme to match to this potential soundtrack.

T Holaday

Wow, what an amazing sonic sojourn!
This CD blows my mind in a very visceral way. The tenor of the music has extraordinary musical expression, often lacking in electronic music.I truly enjoy the dynamics which are
reminiscent of "Hearts of Space" and Neil Young. Such musical compostion has not existed until now. Many thanks to "Twilight Archive" from a true follower.
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