James Bernhard – Atmospherics


Release data: James Bernhard – Atmospherics CD/LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, High Rising Records, 1994 Let’s take a ride with a fine example of old school ambient-trance classic made with classic instruments such as the Roland TB-303 (bass synthesizer), Roland TR-808 (Rhythm Composer) and Roland TR-606 (a programmable analogue synthesis drum machine). With “Atmospherics” UK-composer James Bernhard, now residing in the USA, brings us a captivating ambient trip…

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Axs – Arctic Circle


Release data: Axs – Arctic Circle CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Silent Season, 2011 Axs’ “Arctic Circle”, a project by French composer and dj Alexandre Gouard, is filled with 61-minutes of polar ambiences incorporating hints of dub techno, all moving slowly onward and downstream like a glacier. Prepare for a calm, gentle resonating listen. Pity though the chilled-out music loses bits of impact and strength when minimalist beats kick…

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Jule Grasz – Earth Feelings


Release data: Jule Grasz – Earth Feelings DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Beats & Pieces, 2012 Jule Grasz is a female synthesist hailing from Northern Germany who started composing music around 2006. The 73-minute “Earth Feelings” is a spacious, highly emotive chill-out experience inspired by travels through Norway, encounters with its beautiful nature and its population. The theme and feel of travel is present almost constantly throughout the whole…

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Tim Stebbing – The Atmosphere Factory


Release data: Tim Stebbing – The Atmosphere Factory (Cassette Recordings 1985-1991) LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Ceres Motion, 2018 Synthesist Tim Stebbing was part of the league of UK’s DIY electronic music artists such as Kevin O’Neill, Greg Truckell, Paul, Nagle, Peter Tedstone, Michael Neil, Marvin Wilson and Colin Potter from the mid ‘80s. In those pre-Internet days, everything was still done by post, swapping tapes back and forth….

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Chronotope Project – Lotus Rising


Release data: Chronotope Project – Lotus Rising CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2018 I can’t say the Chonotope Project releases on Spotted Peccary Music affected me as much as the independent (traditional space music inspired) recordings Jeffery Ericson Allen put out prior to signing with the label. It seems to me “Lotus Rising”, a series of musical reflections on foundational themes on Zen Buddhism, harkens back…

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Three-Six (36) – Fade to Grey


Release data: Three-Six (36) – Fade to Grey CD/LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, A Strangely Isolated Place, 2019 A profound sense of isolation and introspection is found in the pastel coloured textures, gentle melodic curves and rich emotive textures making up the 8-track “Fade of Grey”. It’s a release reflecting on current social paradigms, where social media has become a weak substitute for human interaction. Rather than bringing people…

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