Another incredible project created by Jonathan Hughes. The idea of mix and match tracks is not new, but Jonathan executed the idea better than any I have heard. To clarify, the two CDs are designed so that they can be played simultaneously to create new compositions, a process made even easier when using sound files. And in getting tracks from Tetsu Inoue, Ian Boddy, High Skies (Mat Jarvis), Saul Stokes, Susanne Brokesch, ATOI/Seofon, dreamSTATE, Interstitial, Jussi & Jaana Väisänen, Dean Santomieri, he has created a landmark album of ambient electronica. Listen and play, you will not be disappointed! - M. Bentley
From the press release:
Fluidities is not your usual double CD, but rather an open ended project designed to generate many unique musical collaborations. The tracks on these two discs were designed so that any track on one CD could be combined with any track from the other CD to create a hybrid piece. In fact any two tracks on Fluidities can be played together to create new composite tracks that are, in effect, virtual collaborations between artists who may have never recorded together.
For listeners with access to only one CD player Fluidities is still a complete listening experience; each piece functions well as a self contained composition and the two discs contain more than two hours of music. For those with two CD players 726 minutes (over twelve hours) of unique music can be created from the 121 possible combinations of tracks, and while each listener will undoubtedly find some combinations more pleasing than others, the possibilities are enormous!
Fluidities features eleven tracks by Jonathan Hughes (including collaborations with M. Bentley, Hussalonia, Naryan Padmanabha, and David Mussen) as well as eleven tracks by some of the most prominent names in the electronic music scene, including Tetsu Inoue, Ian Boddy, High Skies (Mat Jarvis), Saul Stokes, Susanne Brokesch, ATOI/Seofon, dreamSTATE, Interstitial, Jussi & Jaana Väisänen, Dean Santomieri, and Michael Bentley/eM.