- John Beltran Presents Music for Machines 2
- Artist: John Beltran
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 3/17/2015
Celebrated ambient artist John Beltran jointly releases not one but two vinyl compilations on Delsin Records in association with his own Dado label. The compilations, named Music for Machines Part 1 and Part 2, take the form of two vinyl LPs released apart, with both releases complied together onto one CD. Michigan-born producer Beltran, of course, has released countless legendary EPs and LPs on labels like Peacefrog, Carl Craig's Retroactive and Belgium's R&S. His music has been licensed to high-profile HBO TV series and a number of films, and pulls together elements of jazz, world music, organic soundscapes, and electronic textures into compelling listening experiences. Most recently, this came in the form of his Amazing Things (DSR 098 CD/LP) album in 2013, while his career-spanning Ambient Selections (DSR 088 CD/LP) from 2011 is still a vital listen. Part 2 of the compilation focuses on the likes of Natalie Beridze, Kirk Degiorgio and Vincent Volt, and is also riddled with sumptuous sonic delights, like Greg Chin's icy and alpine "Dashboard Angels" and Mick Chillage's beautifully suspended "Only in My Dreams." Volt keeps things beautifully beachy with his "Subway Arp" and A2B2C2's "Stereometry" is a suitably somber affair that closes the compilation down in style. Other artists include: Sons of Melancholia, Winter Flags, and Gacha Bakradze.