Steve Roach – Into the Majestic


Release data: Steve Roach – Into the Majestic CD/Digital Download, Timeroom Editions, 2021 Here’s a floating soundscape from ambient master Steve Roach that shows he once more has found his way back time into an expansive space of embracing warmth and comfort. “Into the Majestic”, featuring two lengthy pieces is rich in sound as it reveals its inner sanctum of beauty through subtle, gentle evolving…

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Simon Slator – Chameleon


Release data: Simon Slator – Chameleon DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2021 After quite an extended break from music-making, British musician Simon Slator recently started up again and released “Chameleon”. From the liner notes I learned the underlying theme is how, like a chameleon, some change their outward appearance to blend in with their surroundings, yet inside they feel anxious and threatened. Well, Simon’s music has…

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Don Slepian – Electronic Music from the Rainbow Isle


Release data: Don Slepian – Electronic Music from the Rainbow Isle CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Don Slepian Music/Numero Group, 1978/2000 This compilation-album, released in September 1978 on a privately-released cassette, contains early electronic music made during the 10 years Don Slepian lived on Hawaii. The original cassette featured 6 tracks, while the re-release from 2000 on cd-r by the artist himself has 13 tracks (but missing the…

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Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell – Phosphenes


Release data: Paralle Worlds & Dave Bessell – Phosphenes CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, DiN, 2021 The stark, surreal and gothic are most present on “Phosphenes”, the third abstract-ambient effort of Bakis Sirros and Dave Bessell, who share a passion for vintage instruments and the powerful, in-depth sounds they can produce. The eight tracks centre on cinematic and haunting atmosphere building, intriguing analogue sound design with only sparse…

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Brendan Pollard – Prologue


Release data: Brendan Pollard – Prologue CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Acoustic Wave Records, 2020 The 65-minute “Prologue” -featuring music created in 2019 and 2020- sees the light of day some 13 years after Brendan’s last solo album. And another time around Mr Pollard does what he’s best at: through three lengthy tracks we journey through the old school of cosmic electronics, most notably the psychedelic-ish realm of…

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Transceive – Frozen Circuitry


Release data: Transceive – Frozen Circuitry CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Alles Klar Productions, 2020 After a six-year musical hiatus Steve Nelson returns with the album “Frozen Circuitry”, described as ‘derived from the technology used to create the soundtrack to a cold atmosphere’. The seven compositions with classic EM influences produced in a trance style unveil a high energy album from start to finish with little breathing space…

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