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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Clifford White – Waterworld / The Speed of Silence / Robot Dawn / Cityscape


Release data: Clifford White – Waterworld / The Speed of Silence / Robot Dawn / Cityscape (The Synergy Series) CD, Clifford White Music, 2019 Despite CD sales diminishing year on year, there are still many musicians and labels around the globe who continue to release multiple albums at the same time. Composer and producer Clifford White has just done just this with his 46 track “Synergy”…

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Sensory ++ – Art of Sadness


Release data: Sensory ++ – Art of Sadness CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Wool-E Discs, 2017 What “Art of Sadness” has in common with releases dealing with the same subject (such as Paul Sauvanet-Tristesse) is the slow progression and calm, emotive impact. The 71-minute outcome –presented in one go on the cd only- is a, sensitive, introspective affair of occasional sequences accompanying a variety of sedate, carefully played synth…

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