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Sounds From The Ground

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  • Formed: London, England
  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Ambient dub-techno duo Sounds from the Ground first came to prominence during the mid-'90s with the landmark productions "Triangle" (1994) and "Gather" (1995). After releasing these two successful singles, the duo -- London, England-based producers Elliot Jones and Nick Woolfson -- crafted their debut long-player, Kin (1996). The singles, as well as the album, were released on the Universal Egg label, while the well-known ambient label Waveform released the album in the States to a warm reception. Despite the quick start, Sounds from the Ground didn't return with another long-player until 1999 with Mosaic (released in the U.S. the following year, once again through Waveform, as Terra Firma). During the 2000s, Jones and Woolfson were prolific, as they released meticulously crafted downtempo material with a combination of analog and digital gear. Among their releases during this stretch were Natural Selection (2003), High Rising (2006), and Brightwhitelight (2008). Through the first half of the following decade, they remastered and reissued Kin, and they continued their steady work rate with additional albums such as The Maze (2010), Widerworld (2012), and Tribes (2013). In 2014, they celebrated their 20th year with the release of the limited-edition, vinyl-only Alchemy.