: 10,000 Hz Legend ()
Explore this dreamy future landscape
park for the new album from Air. Starting from the short
introduction - one of the few we actually enjoyed watching
- begin a virtual trip through beautifully rendered
vistas devoid of words, complete with selected atmospheric
vibes from the groovy electronic group. The pages are
graphically rich, thus the page loads are quite slow.
Colored by French design group:
Designed by: Ora-Ito.
Boy Slim : Gutter and Stars ()
Fans of Flash will find this site
clean, accessible and quietly fun. The interface work
is great - emulating equalizer bars - and the color
scheme and open spaces combined with great photos make
this site a sharp accomplishment.
Kashmir is very interface driven,
overloading you with buttons and auxiliary information,
but this site is for the fans, and as such, it gives
them lots of features to play with. Overall, the light
blue washes and blurred touches are quite beautiful.
Combines Flash and DHTML design work.
Designed by: Nanna
More of an interface site design
with few pages, this site goes heavy on the fine line
and grid details - much of which have no function aside
from being very aesthetically pleasing.
Designed by: Atmosphere.
Get past the plain front page to
try out some of the very cool Flash experiments
inside. Piano Graphique is a wild site that lets you
play and create music on your keyboard while simultaneously
conducting the play of a visual graphic maelstrom....
Nutone is very simple, and nicely
colored with art from their many great album covers.
The interface features some basic Flash technical
interfaces to play with and just an overall mellow mood.
Designed by: Nettmedia.
Warp records is the label site for a great many new
electronic and independent-style artists. The design
features a tight, dark style of flat, 'blocky' colors
meant in many cases to imitate 3-D or a 3-D version
of equalizers. The overall appearance can be a bit sparse
at times, but allows for efficient updates from the
database as this is a comprehensive site for many artists.
Designed by: The
Programmed by: Kleber.
The opening Flash intro with
the cool sixties-style color designs are really what
makes this site rock. Inside, the style changes
a little bit, but definitely not for the worse, and
the overall design and features makes this a fantastic
site for the fans.
Candy striped and minimal, EB makes
for pure exploring fun while you get introduced to the
new album, Chocolate Garden. Download all the songs
as MP3, for free, or peruse the photo album, check the
bulletin board and play small interactive games.
Designed by: Ricky Tillblad at 24HR
The ambient shapes, minutely detailed
animation and cool gray wash make this a favorite for
overall design. Sometimes we felt the intro was a bit
long and some of the navigation a bit too tech, but
for fans of the ambient and electronic DJ genre, this
site sets the mark for beauty. Includes a well designed
Flash keyboard mixer for you to play.
Designed by: Kleber.
of the Drums ()
A rocking site for the promotion
of drum & bass music. 'Drums' features finely integrated
audio, great 3-D work, and a wholly chaotic construction
of parts that houses DJ info, concert dates and more.
We were really impressed with level of minute digital
details that went into this design: a highly technical
Flash introduction, original architectural shapes and
finely woven textures nestled into sharp duotone backgrounds.
Designed by: Designgraphik.
martin & wood ()
We loved the combination of the woodblock
type over the psychedelic purple and green rust pattern,
but after the intro, once the site flips over to a three-frame
design, it lost a little flavor compared to the opening
sequence and the promising circle-based navigation.
Designed by: The
Gorillaz is a real band represented
by fictional animated characters and this is a great
virtual reality site and online home for the band. As
you swoop through Kong Studios, the nav is a little
confusing at times, but they do have a good help area
hosted by a monkey... if that makes you feel any better.
Contains lots of rooms and entertaining diversions.
Music3W is a music fan site that
features a slick purple and yellow cutout style page
design. The site is very clean and flavorous, but unfortunately
does not look like it's being updated much recently.