Bruno Sanfilippo – Piano Textures


Release data: Bruno Sanfilippo – Piano Textures CD, ad21music, 2007 “Piano Textures” is an introspective album which offers center stage for the processed sounds of a Grand old piano from 1923, accompanied by some synthesizers, duduk and samples of strings. All eight tracks have a more or less cinematic impact, their sounds tap from some kind of subconscious source, breathing a sense of melancholy that…

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Peter Mergener & Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock – Visions of Asia


Release data: Peter Mergener & Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock – Visions of Asia CD, BSC/Prudence, 2006 These two experienced German musicians already contributed on one track of each of their former albums. This is their first full-length release for which Hoffmann-Hoock did all the sound design, but one can clearly hear that each track carries a stronger signature of one of them. The accessible up-tempo opening track…

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Amethystium – Odonata


Release data: Amethystium – Odonata CD, Neurodisc, 2001 “Odonata” is a special and great looking cd from the Norwegian musician Øystein Ramfjord. It is almost all instrumental music which nicely features some influence of Enigma, but next to that also elements of the music of Synaesthesia, John Stanford (trance/dance-feel) and David Parsons (Tibetan/ethnic flavour)can be heard. Very nice deep bas-loops, light sequencer lines and ethereal…

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Psicodreamics – Mythomusic (remastered)


Release data: Psicodreamics – Mythomusic (remastered) CD-R, Private Release, 1997 A while back, Spanish musician Salva Moreno aka Psicodreamics came up with the idea to revisit his album “Mythomusic”, celebrating the 10th anniversary of its creation. He gave the music a thorough remastering to make the music stand out even more. To a certain degree, the 13 neo-classical tracks on the album do have a…

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Parallel Worlds – Obsessive Surrealism


Release data: Parallel Worlds – Obsessive Surrealism CD, DiN, 2007 “Obsessive Surrealism” is the fourth full-length release of musician Bakis Sirros aka Parallel Worlds, one continuing the path of innovative dreamy atmospheric electronics since he started his music project in 1998. In a way he again succeeded in surprising me as Bakis reaches new heights with the eleven tracks featured on the album. The combination…

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Robert Rich & Ian Boddy – Lithosphere


Release data: Robert Rich & Ian Boddy – Lithosphere CD, DiN, 2005 This is the second collaborative album of Rich & Boddy, released as a limited edition of 2000 copies. It’s the outcome of ten days of hard work in Rich’s studio. Compared to its predecessor “Outpost”, the sound and overall feel of the new album is more organic, energetic and down to earth. So…

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