CC:Dome – Dome


  Release data: CC:Dome – Dome CD-EP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Cursor Club, 1998 CC:Dome is another enigmatic project from Garrett Park’s Cursor Club. Soundwise it’s episodic, rather minimal and, compared to the Crown Invisible-project on the same label, taking on a bit more adventurous approach. The creative process involves the incorporation of very slight Middle Eastern elements, drone pads and more. CC: Dome contains four tracks (“DR…

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Crown Invisible – Crown Invisible II


  Release data: Crown Invisible – Crown Invisible II CD-EP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Cursor Club, 1998 The main comments I made on “Crown Invisible” also apply to the “follow-up” Ep “Crown invisible II”. Once again it’s quite visual music and a great listen through headphones, sounding evocative in every possible way. Like its predecessor it holds three cool, ingeniously composed tracks (“V13”, “V12” and “V14”) including some…

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Crown Invisible – Crown Invisible


  Release data: Crown Invisible – Crown Invisible CD-EP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Cursor Club, 1998 Let’s journey back to 1998. That year I ran into something special for all those Em-enthusiasts always on the look-out for new diamonds in contemporary electronic music. It comes from the small Hollywood-label Cursor Club run by Garrett Parks. In general, Crown Invisible’s music is pretty melodic as well as lush at…

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Jean-Michel Jarre – Amazônia


  Release data: Jean-Michel Jarre – Amazônia CD/LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Sony Music, 2021 “Amazônia” is Jarre’s 52-minute musical score to the vision of Sebastião Salgado’s immersive exhibition about the Brazil’s Amazon with the attempt to approach the region with respect, relying on a poetic and impressionistic way. The ambient sound collage comes in 9 parts full of weird turns and twists, wrapping the listener in a peculiar…

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Kees Aerts – Slices of Time


Release data: Kees Aerts – Slices of Time CD, Groove Unlimited, 1997 What I got here is the very first Groove Unlimited-release. With “Slices of Time”, Kees Aerts (at that time business partner of Ron Boots’ Groove Unlimited label) also presents his official solo-debut. His name appeared previously on various “Truth” cds. The album -dedicated to the function that allows events to unfold sequentially in…

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Changing Images – Virtuality


Release data: Changing Images – Vituality CD, Lektronik Soundscapes, 1992 Changing Images is the German duo Martin Kornberger (synths) and Volker Kuhn (synths and guitars), a project following the more electronic/sequencer-led progressive music of the ‘70s. They seem to have been working under this group name since 1991, having released the more symphonic-tinged release “The Castle” on the French Musea label that same year. “Virtuality”…

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