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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Wanderwelle – A State Of Decrepitude


Release data: Wanderwelle – A State of Decrepitude LP/Digital Download,  A Strangely Isolated Place, 2020 Meant as a soundtrack to humanity that once was, “A State Of Decrepitude” is a concept album by Amsterdam-based duo Phil van Dulm and Alexander Bartels (aka Wanderwelle). Moreover it deals with the many faces of deterioration, the various aspects of impermanence and facets of decay. From the start there’s…

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Alio Die & Parallel Worlds – The Utopian Blossom


Release data: Alio Die & Parallel Worlds – The Utopian Blossom CD/Digital Download,  Hic Sunt Leones, 2020 About six years after their previous recording the collaboration between the musical talents Alio Die (aka Italian soundsculptor Stefano Musso) and Parallel Worlds (aka Greek synthesist Bakis Sirros) has become a true ambient effort with a strong minimalist signature. Assembled from various smooth evolving, occasionally even enchanting ethereal…

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Three-Six (36) – Music for Isolation


Release data: Three-Six (36) – Music for Isolation Digital Download,  Private Release, 2020 The power and value of music seems even more important in these hard times as the world’s population suffers heavily from the corona crisis. Secluded in his home ambient composer Dennis Huddleston brings us the free-of-charge “Music for Isolation” for which he used a very minimal setup of looped strings, piano, choir,…

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Chuck van Zyl – Spacetones


Release data: Chuck Van Zyl – Spacetones CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2019 Well, I guess the review of this one comes quite a bit later than I anticipated as I bought at the E-Live 2019 event where it was released. “Spacetones” presents Chuck’s full concert of minimalist Berlin-School inspired synth & sequencer improvisations performed at “E-Day 2018”. Its three lengthy cosmic parts reveal Van Zyl’s…

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Merrin Karras – Northwest Passage


Release data: Merrin Karras – Northwest Passage LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, A Strangely Isolated Place, 2020 What I got here is the second album of Irish electronic music producer Brendan Gregoriy, also known under the moniker Chymera. As the latter Brendan produced progressive electronic dance music whereas his project Merrin Karras heads firmly into the territory of widescreen synthscape ambient. That sonic approach sees a focus on…

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