Recent Nophi Podcast Alum., John Jacobus (a.k.a Tricil) expresses his feelings for Nophi Presents: Compilation Four via his Esoteric Drift music blog. Additionally, J.J. shows us how to throw down some serious parenthetical statements!
“After a 2 year Hiatus, Nophi Recordings returns with a brand new compilation showcasing some of the best independent artists from Atlanta and the Southeast. This compilation will be released digitally on 9/1/10 and in CD format on 9/15/10. Also available on iTunes.
Nophi Records started as a small Florida label to showcase Randy Garcia (r_garcia)’s solo electronic works and friends’ work (Colour With Sound, Recompas, Labtob, etc). When Randy moved to Atlanta, the label moved with him. Some time was taken off so Randy could focus on Nerd Parade (a rock band with their name taken from Mr. Garcia’s solo record of the same name released on… Nophi). The label returns with Compilation Four, their first new release in two years.
I was originally going to do a track-by-track review of this, but after I had written the first two chapters of a novel in terms of a review, I think I’ll sum it up: buy it.
It’s a sprawling odyssey of sound, showcasing modern variations on Nophi’s older “IDM” sound and newer indie rock stylings. Effectively, it’s like listening to my iPod on random. As you can tell from other posts on here, I’ve a diverse palette of listening tastes and you may as well. Part of me wonders if this would’ve been better served as a double LP with the organics on one side and the electro on the other. But that’s what playlists are for. Highlights include Reklein’s beautiful Wortham, Sonen’s Head Down (totally a track for driving dark fall nights with the windows down), and R_Garcia’s surprisingly punky In The Year 100,000 which to this listener sounds like a track that could’ve (and should’ve) become a Nerd Parade song. Jungol’s Fast Asleep is another highlight, but I can’t count it since it came out on their most recent LP (also a worthy addition to your collection).
So yeah, head over to your nearest digital music retailer and pick up Comp Four and if you’re like me and still love tangible products, head over to http://nophi.net and get one of 100 awesome hand crafted, numbered CD’s!”
Read the original article HERE.