New Interview with Brendan Pollard


This 2020-interview is a follow-up on the one I did with Brendan in May 2008. You can read it at http://www.sonicimmersion.org/2020-interview-with-brendan-pollard/   Website: http://brendanpollard.bandcamp.com You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Brendan Pollard artist page

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Awenson – Aweena


Release data: Awenson – Aweena CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2020 On this album (an ode to love, beauty, peace and harmony) Joël Bernard identifies himself with Aweena, a self-created cosmic divinity bringing humanity the opposite of all the sorrow and aftermath caused by the worldwide covid pandemic. The 77-minute outcome is a kind of contemporary cosmic symphony featuring an assortment of vintage-flavoured sounds, sequencing and…

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Andrew Heath – The Alchemist’s Muse


Release data: Andrew Heath – The Alchemist’s Muse CD/Digital Download,  Disco Gecko Music, 2020 I won’t deny (and even want to stress) it demands a special ear and state of mind to immerse into environmental ambiences with a minimal touch. The Budd/Eno-esque sonic architecture displayed to the 60-minute “The Alchemist’s Muse” features guitar drones, warm textural layers, heavily treated field recording and piano notes all…

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Simon Lomax – eM


Release data: Simon Lomax – eM DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Council of Nine, 2020 As for many other artists Covid19 brought a period of pause. In case of Simon Lomax it allowed him to turn to and reflect on some neglected work in the form of a 22-minute Ep of some experimental pieces he’d dabbled with on and off over the past few years. Sonically, the four…

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Martin Stürtzer – Far Beyond the Stars


Release data: Martin Stürtzer – Far Beyond the Stars DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Exosphere Music, 2020 This is the debut album of German soundartist Martin Stürtzer (better known as Phelios and the project Späre Sechs) on Synphaera’s sublabel Exophere. “Far Beyond the Stars” is a full-blown spaced-out ambient work that sees a pairing of darker tones, ethereal soundscapes and profound textures with bits of modern Berlin School…

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Ashtoreth & Stratosphere – Between Worlds


Release data: Ashtoreth & Stratosphere – Between Worlds CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Winter-Light, 2020 “Between Worlds” is a full-length collaboration of Belgian musicians Ashtoreth (aka Peter Verwimp) and Stratosphere (aka Ronald Mariën). Together they deliver a 7-track ambient soundscape with some ritualist dark as well as some occult undercurrents at work that remains accessible all the way. Elevating the listener to higher, but at the same time…

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Time Being – An Ocean of Time


Release data: Time Being – An Ocean of Time CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2020 With their third full-length release, aka US-synthesists Jourdan Laik and Phillip Wilkerson take another step forward in developing and defining their musical signature. As on the previous albums, “Ocean of Time” has a lot to like for fans of immersive, textural-ambient space music. As we board for a trip through…

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