Dave Bessell – Reality Engine


Release data: Dave Bessell – Reality Engine CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, DiN, 2020 The surreal, gothic and cinematic form the main thread on Mr Bessell’s “Reality Engine”, his second solo album on DiN. This time around the UK-composer indulged his passion for literature in compositions inspired by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, the Brothers Grimm and Lord Dunsany. Still applying analogue modular sound design along some…

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Loneward – Moongate


Release data: Loneward – Moongate CD-R/Digital Download,  Private Release, 2020 As Loneward, Canadian synthesist Mike Carss started a new sonic journey in 2018 into what he referred to as purer ambient. “Moongate”, where processed guitar (both electric and acoustic) and soft synths taking centre stage, is a drifting, slightly pastoral-oriented affair of slow moving textures that come and go. It’s a soft breeze of pastel-coloured…

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Robert Schroeder – C’est Magique


Release data: Robert Schroeder – C’est Magique CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spheric Music, 2020 I confess I somewhat gave up on on Mr Schroeder after the uninspired outcome of his previous two releases. Well, on his 2020-release “C’est magique” -a sound excursion into the depths of magic- the Aachen-based composer turns up the ambient chill-out avenue. Despite my low expectations Robert seems back on track with the…

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Simon Lomax – We Echo Endlessly


Release data: Simon Lomax – We Echo Endlessly DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Council of Nine, 2020 In November 2015, UK soundscapist Simon Lomax crossed the big pond for the first time for playing a live-set at Chuck van Zyl’s Star’s End Radio show, an experience he repeated in November 2019. The set played during the latter is now made available as “We Echo Endlessly”, a one-hour improvised…

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Bertrand Loreau – Eternal Sorrows


Release data: Bertrand Loreau – Eternal Sorrows CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spheric Music, 2019 The music on this 71-minute recording was made in 1981, a time when only limited analogue equipment along simple recording facilities were around and affordable for many electronic musicians. “Eternal Sorrows” offers 14 vintage pieces enhanced slightly and improved best as possible in 2015 without losing its original intrinsic emotive and intrinsic qualities….

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Maria Warner – Slipstream


Release data: Maria Warner – Slipstream CD-r/Digital Download,  Neu Harmony, 2019 No other than accomplished British synthesist Michael Neil -residing in Berlin since several years- is the musician behind the Maria Warner project. Inspired by his connection to the Berlin School scene both physically and spiritually, Michael tries to emulate the kind of electronic music that inspired him to work in the field in the…

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