Spacecraft – Excursion


Release data: Spacecraft – Excursion DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2020 This is not a recording by USA’s Tony Gerber & co but a solo music project by the same name of Bombay-based musician Rishi Bhatia. “Excursion” -the follow-up of 2019’s “Mars”- is a 22-minute/4-track EP is a treat for fans of lush soundscape music as it takes the listener into the expansive cosmic outdoors with…

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Lauri Lest – Duality


Release data: Lauri Lest – Duality DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2020 “Duality” -an ode to introspection in the age of machines, devices and constant strive for progress and success- is the hypnotic-ish, rather spacey and often beat-less debut recording by Estonian electronic musician Lauri Lest.  In the process of creating the 6-track, pure-synth music the composer’s aim was to focus on live playing and real-time…

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Hypnodial – Good Times End Times


Release data: Hyonodial – Good Times End Times DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2020 Hypnodial is an ambient chill-out project by Spanish musician Ilia Rodríguez who released his debut “Aether Alcoves” in 2017, followed by the Ep “Sub” in 2019. The outcome of “Good Times End Times” (according the composer conceptually moving into more abstract, stream-of-consciousness terrain) consists of 7 tracks/45 minutes of moody, warm, and…

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Skoulaman – Deepminds


Release data: Skoulaman – Deepminds DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2020 “Deepminds” offers a nice set of music consisting of four compositions Hans van Kroonenburg published previously on YouTube as well as three new pieces: “Polymood”, “Mytilini Intermission” and the title track. The latter were created with (and inspired by) a couple of second hand instruments Hans got his hands on such as the Meris’ Polymoon…

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Brian Eno – Ambient #4: On Land


Release data: Brian Eno – Ambient #4: On Land CD, EG Records, 1982 As a big fan of ambient music for many years, I wondered how I could forget giving some attention to Brian Eno, one of the godfathers of ambient electronic music. In the years preceding “On Land” the idea of making music that in some way related to a sense of place -landscape,…

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Germind – Flows


Release data: Germind – Flows Digital Download,  Synphaera Records, 2017 “Flows” is the debut release of Russian composer Mihail Glukhov, aka Germind, an ambient recording taking the listener on a 66-minite ride to the farthest reaches of the universe.  The gentle morphing celestial courier features 8-track minimal, enveloping soundscape arrangements of a drony, darker nature. It recalls the impressionist realm of TD’s “Atem” and “Zeit”…

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