Simon Slator – Chameleon


Release data: Simon Slator – Chameleon DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2021 After quite an extended break from music-making, British musician Simon Slator recently started up again and released “Chameleon”. From the liner notes I learned the underlying theme is how, like a chameleon, some change their outward appearance to blend in with their surroundings, yet inside they feel anxious and threatened. Well, Simon’s music has…

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Don Slepian – Electronic Music from the Rainbow Isle


Release data: Don Slepian – Electronic Music from the Rainbow Isle CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Don Slepian Music/Numero Group, 1978/2000 This compilation-album, released in September 1978 on a privately-released cassette, contains early electronic music made during the 10 years Don Slepian lived on Hawaii. The original cassette featured 6 tracks, while the re-release from 2000 on cd-r by the artist himself has 13 tracks (but missing the…

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Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell – Phosphenes


Release data: Paralle Worlds & Dave Bessell – Phosphenes CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, DiN, 2021 The stark, surreal and gothic are most present on “Phosphenes”, the third abstract-ambient effort of Bakis Sirros and Dave Bessell, who share a passion for vintage instruments and the powerful, in-depth sounds they can produce. The eight tracks centre on cinematic and haunting atmosphere building, intriguing analogue sound design with only sparse…

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Brendan Pollard – Prologue


Release data: Brendan Pollard – Prologue CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Acoustic Wave Records, 2020 The 65-minute “Prologue” -featuring music created in 2019 and 2020- sees the light of day some 13 years after Brendan’s last solo album. And another time around Mr Pollard does what he’s best at: through three lengthy tracks we journey through the old school of cosmic electronics, most notably the psychedelic-ish realm of…

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Transceive – Frozen Circuitry


Release data: Transceive – Frozen Circuitry CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Alles Klar Productions, 2020 After a six-year musical hiatus Steve Nelson returns with the album “Frozen Circuitry”, described as ‘derived from the technology used to create the soundtrack to a cold atmosphere’. The seven compositions with classic EM influences produced in a trance style unveil a high energy album from start to finish with little breathing space…

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Rhea – 108 Minutes -That Changed The World-


Release data: Rhea – 108 Minutes -that changed the world- CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Wool-E Discs, 2018 Rhea’s “108 Minutes” -a three track/65-minute sonic tribute to Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space- is a nicely accomplished travelogue for all who love to dwell and space-out in cosmic environs. Synthesist Mark de Wit takes his listeners deep into a minimalist, slow evolving aural spectacle dressed…

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