Janne Hanhisuanto – Ambient Collection 2020


Release data: Janne Hanhisuanto – Ambient Collection 2020 Digital Download,  Private Release, 2020 This release features 10 remastered ambient tracks taken from previous released albums created between 2007 and 2019. Some of these albums are hard to find nowadays. One of the pieces (“Warm Memory”) is previously unreleased while four tracks were taken from the 2012-recording “Quiet Places”, an album I’ve reviewed previously. Unfortunately, with…

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Gastón Arévalo – Terrain


Release data: Gáston Arévalo – Terrain LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, A Strangely Isolated Place, 2020 Seven years after “Rollin Ballads” Uruguayan sound artist and musician Gastón Arévalo returns with “Terrain”, an exploratory-themed ambient album told and unfolding through the lens of an expedition diary – a rich, intimate and most calming cinematic atmosphere set amongst the beauty of nature. The one-hour/12-track textural outcome of shimmering guitars and…

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Madis – Sea of Tranquillity


Release data: Madis – Sea of Tranquillity CD/LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Seabound Music, 2020 Here’s a nice catch for fans of synth-pop related and rather infectious-melodic electronics composed by Polish musician/producer Amadeusz Malkowskraka Madis, aka Madis. The latter launched his debut mini-album “Ocean Rain” in 2013 followed by his own remix of “Interstellar’s” main theme in 2015, various other remixes and singles, all concluded by the single…

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Brian Eno – Ambient #1: Music for Airports


Release data: Brian Eno – Ambient #1: Music for Airports CD, Editions EG, 1978 “Ambient 1: Music For Airports” (conceived by Eno as an atmosphere, or a surrounding influence: a tint) broke new ground when it came out as it introduced the new term “ambient” to the musical lexicon, its modus operandi formalising the use of steady states as the basis for ambient’s unique kind…

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Liquid Mind – Mindfulness


Release data: Liquid Mind – XIII: Mindfulness CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Real Music, 2020 Well, here’s an electronic recording heading up the New Age avenue. Liquid Mind, aka US-composer Chuck Wild, started in January of 1988 during a time of personal crisis to help heal from anxiety and panic disorder. Since then, music has been an important part of Mr Wild’s own healing. As such, it may…

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Zanov – Chaos Islands


Release data: Zanov – Chaos Islands CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2020 Zanov’s sixth album “Chaos Islands” takes inspiration by the chaos theory and contains seven electronic vignettes blending the simple and complex while the listener can expect the unexpected. Still rooted firmly in characteristic Zanov’s edged sound design, the sequence-driven, symphonic-angled, partly melodic outcome features various most peculiar twists and psychedelic hooks. Harmonic isn’t an…

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