CITIES IN FOG

author: Wired Magazine
“Back in 1985, Jeff Greinke released an LP of ambient industrial music titled “Cities In Fog”. The sound of industry and contemporary cityscapes – grinding metal, pounding machinery – were tempered and processed in the studio, producing a removed impressionist haze. Though the imagery was disturbing, even nightmarish, it was equally compelling, seductive, and undeniably beautiful. This little-known gem was the starting point of a fascinating musical trek for Greinke. His vision has expanded, and his recent work is exotic and atmospheric. Greinke rediscovered ambient industrial while contributing to an anthology (Sombient’s “Throne of Drones”). This unorthodox “Cities In Fog” reissue includes the original album, remastered, plus a sequel. The second installment takes a new look at an older genre by an artist who has grown and matured. “Cities In Fog 2″ is as evocative and evanescent as ever, but with an atmosphere that is less oppressive. With the revival of ambient, these disks prove Greinke to be a true visionary.” –Dean Suzuki, Wired Magazine
“Greinke’s first LP presents a mature set of dark landscapes that are distant and beautiful in their sparseness and subtlety. His hauntingly exotic music is most immediately comparable to Eno’s ‘On Land’.” –Unsound

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