Brain Ballet – Aquarium of the Deep Sea


Release data: Brain Ballet – Aquarium of the Deep Sea CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Magnanimous Records, 2004 I feel ambient music celebrating the magic and beauty of the water element is something special. In this respect chasing “Aquarium of the Deep Sea”, an obscure release by Hidemasa Kondo -aka Brain Ballet- is worth the effort. The 41-minute/8-track outcome is a calm, introspective, gentle resonating affair with an…

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Kloob – Cryptic Interactions


Release data: Kloob – Cryptic Interactions CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2020 The sonic world of Spanish ambient soundsculpter Kloob I’m accustomed to so far is one of deep invocation, and his “Cryptic Interactions” (inspired by various weird encounters with ‘suspected entities’ that mankind has had throughout history) is no exception. Dark, dense expanses, spacious environs and ancient mystery shake hands on the one-hour aural drift…

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Lost Radiance – Marly


Release data: Lost Radiance – Marly Digital Download/CD-r,  Sense/Net  Neu Harmony, 2016 “Lost Radiance” is a project by the Russian trio Alexander Asimov, Roman Rogov and Yuriy Miller. “Marly” (a character in William Gibsons cyber-punk novel “Count Zero”) is a 47-minute outing into retro Berlin School territory with minimalist touches featuring energetic, tight and driving sequencers. It strikes even higher on the lovely propelling “part 3”. What…

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Mathias Grassow – The Dreamquest Sessions


Release data: Mathias Grassow – The Dreamquest Sessions CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Gterma, 1998/2020 At the end of 2020 Gterma surprised its fans and followers with the release of “The Dreamquest Sessions”, an ambient work of art Mathias Grassow created in 1998 for which he asked Klause Wiese to contribute the pure, clean soundings of Tibetan Singing Bowls. The recording is in fact the third and last link in the…

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Juta Takahashi – Music for Urban Promenades II


Release data: Juta Takahashi – Music for Urban Promenades II CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Lunisolar Records, 2020 This is a second volume of continuous low volume ambient environs inspired by a collage of faint bell sounds heard inside an indoor shopping mall in Yokohama. Next to some acoustic piano and synths, Juta mainly applied Tibetan Singing Bowls among other bells of which the sounds were treated with…

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Cosmic Ground – 0110


Release data: Cosmic Ground – 0110 CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2020 The music of the German project Cosmic Ground fits in the league of vintage electronic music of the beginning and middle of the ´70`s made with a fine selection of classic hardware synths as well as some bass and guitar. The 5-track/78-minute “0110” is another highly atmospheric and powerful endeavour dwelling into dark, mysterious…

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