James Rogers (
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 20:17:27 -0700

At 08:49 AM 7/23/97 -0400, Oliver Richner wrote:
> "stale stuff that seems to be emerging............." I guess you haven't
heard any of the music of that > genre coming from Italy (like Gigi
D'Agostino, RAF by Picotto, etc.) or from other artists like Brainbug >
(with Nightmare), Red 5, BBE, Caf=E9 Del Mar, or Moonman (with Galaxia). Al=
these sounds are very fresh > and probably better than Faithless. One cd I
highly recommend but is nearly impossible to find (I > bought it in Italy)
is Voyage '96 with various artists. I find that the U.S. usually lags 6 to
9 months > behind Europe with this kind of music (the first time I heard
Insomnia was January '96 in Italy).

"Stale" is subjective, but I frequently have to wade through 20 CDs to find
one that grabs my attention. I agree that there is a little lag time as
far as distribution goes, but most of it is perceived rather than actual.
Music distributors in this country generally don't care about a these
genre's because they don't sell well in the U.S. Its not that it isn't
available, its just really difficult to find. Fortunately, electronica is
becoming more popular in the US, which may help remedy the situation.

-James Rogers =20