Hollan Holmes – Milestones


Release data: Hollan Holmes – Milestones CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2020 “Milestones” -marking Hollan’s debut on the established Spotted Peccary label- had a long way coming, not only as life got in the way. It actually deals with the marking points in the composer’s life where he grew (emotionally and intellectually) the most. Following his prior release “Prayer To The Energy”, Hollan first began…

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Paul Ellis – Interstellar Nataraja


Release data: Paul Ellis – Interstellar Nataraja CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2019 It seemed Paul Ellis put an end to his EM-career in January 2016 when his trusted studio dissolved, having lost decade’s worth of accumulated studio equipment. This heavy blow caused him to take a firm break from electronic music as he didn’t want to rebuild his working space as it was. With the imaginary…

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David Helpling – Rune


Release data: David Helpling – Rune CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2019 I’ve been following the musical endeavours of US-composer David Helping for many years, the last few focussing on sophisticatedly treated, pure ambient guitar and electronics. “Rune’s” cinematic outcome is directly influenced by the waters of the ocean and the Norse rune called Laguz, which speaks of deep wisdom and respect for the sea, representing…

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E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr – Non Plus Ultra


Release data: E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr – Non Plus Ultra LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Svart Records, 2020 No other than German Krautrock/Kosmische Musik legend Eroc has been in charge of mastering “Non plus ultra”, the third full-length studio album from the Finnish collective E-Musicgruppe Lux Ohr. Sonically, the 82-minute/eight-track outcome -realised between 2016 and 2019- ranges from Berlin School type of old school sequenced electronic space music to electro-acoustic…

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Phobos – Celestial Harmonics


Release data: Phobos – Celestial Harmonics CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Frozen Light Records, 2019 With “Celestial Harmonics” (his first factory-pressed album by the way) UK- ambient composer David Thompson continues his journeys into the depths and expanse of space. Long form textures and slow evolving drone-tapestries make up a dense, sombre sonic environment where darkness and sadness roam. The biggest part of the 23-minute “Disturbed Space” is a…

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S-A-W – Iconic


Release data: S-A-W – Iconic CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Viktoriapark Records, 2020 Kurt Ader is a talented German sound designer for hardware synthesizer, sampler and iOS apps who performed with Johannes Schmoelling on French Synthfest 2018 while having designed a large range of great sounds for Johannes through the years. In addition, he released his solo album “Priority” through Johannes’s label in 2017. “Iconic” sees a collaboration of…

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