Strings – Rena Jones
Evan Bartholomew has been a distinctively chameleon-like artist in the expanding genres of downtempo, chill-out, and psy-trance music. As Bluetech, he has released several breakthrough releases on labels that occupy both sides of the Atlantic. As Evan Marc, he has picked up the beats with a more trance-like
But it is under his given name that he attracted the collective ears of New Land Music. His 'Borderlands' release is a clear answer to the question 'where does this attraction come from'? Everybody loves a great soundtrack, adding a timeless quality to the storyline or visual process. What Evan has done is to provide a 'soundtrack for the expanses of imagination in your mind' - a distinctive and creative masterpiece that breaks new ground at every turn.
There are eight themes explored musically, each in couplets, expanding the interpretations between two linked experiences. The themes include birth, memory, dream, fever, medicine, practice, death and tomorrow. Fans of the fine Bluetech CDs will likely be very satisfied with this mostly beatless release, while ambient/space fans from all corners should flock to this 'Borderlands' montage.
This is a CD you will want to develop a personal relationship with, as discoveries galore await the listener.