Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk – Passage


Release data: Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk – Passage LP/CD, Azure Vista Records, 2017 If I’m not mistaken “Passage” -which came to fruition out of a variety of musical motives and sketches by Jonas- is the second collaborative album by Ulrich Schnauss (synths and effects processing) and Danish musician Jonas Munk (guitar, synths, composition and structure). I’d say some of Jonas’ guitar work here reminds of…

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Uwe Reckzeh – Surreal Dreams


Release data: Uwe Reckzeh – Surreal Dreams CD-r/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Mellowjet Records, 2018 The melodic, sequencer-driven Berlin School music with stronger ’80’s TD-characteristics found on “Virtual Minds” is prolonged on the “Surreal Dreams”. The nearly 76-minute album offers a transparent sound design where steady rhythms and beats lead the way as well as the catchy, soft soaring melodies on each of the seven tracks. They create…

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D’Voxx – Télégraph


Release data: D’Voxx – Telegraph CD/Lp/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, DiN, 2019 Ian Boddy’s DiN label always had and still has a fine ear for alternative electronics and this debut release by D’Voxx – a live electronic music project by Paul Borg and Nino Auricchio- is no exception. On the 55-minute “Télégraph” the duo creates mellow, exciting sounding aural worlds and spherics of analogue origin derived from Eurorack…

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Jeffrey Koepper – Transmitter


Release data: Jeffrey Koepper – Transmitter CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2017 The nearly 60-minute “Transmitter” contains Jeffrey Koepper’s set played live at Chuck Van Zyl’s WXPN’s Star’s End Radio show in June 2016. Using vintage analogues only, the result (featuring six new tracks along one track taken from the previous album “MantraSequent”) mixes percussive-driven stuff and pure ambient excursions wherein slight Teutonic-flavored Berlin School and…

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Arjen Schat – 一人Hitori


Release data: Arjen Schat – 一人Hitori DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2017 Being an avid fan of longform and calming soundscapes I surely like to recommend “Hitori” by Dutch synthesist Arjen Schat. It’s freeform, meditative and slow morphing textural music with subtly played electric piano parts great to escape the speed of life, traveling inward and exercise some soulsearching as the soft breathing dronewaves drift along…

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Robert Rich – Tactile Ground


Release data: Robert Rich – Tactile Ground CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Soundscape Productions, 2019 Especially the previous four albums by Robert Rich have been demanding above average, sonically as well as thematically. Divided in two parts, “Location” and “Dislocation”, the first disc of the highly introspective double album “Tactile Ground” leads its listeners into a slow evolving, beautifully rendered inner place of calm and beauty, a kaleidoscope…

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