Ashera & Brannan Lane – Sextant


Release data: Ashera & Brannan Lane – Sextant CD, Private Release, 2003 Anthony Wright and Brannan Lane join forces on this disc, offering 69 minutes of exquisite and delightful ambient music. “Sextant” offers five extended tracks of slowly morphing freeform textural ambient carrying a deep sense of introspection and solitude. The delicately shifting sound tapestries with some soft drony passages and bell sounds incorporate highly…

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Atrium Carceri – Cellblock


Release data: Atrium Carceri – Cellblock CD, Cold Meat Industry, 2003 Well, fans of dark ambient/industrial musiccan enjoy themselves with this heavy release of the Swedisch label Cold Meat Industry. Atrium Carceri, aka Simon Health, presents 43 minutes of creeping, gruesome and oppressive darkwave ambient, featuring deep drones, soundscapes and heavy fx’s. This is a total audiovisual experience on the theme from deep within isolated…

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Aperus – Tumbleweed obfuscated by camera failure


Release data: Aperus – Tumbleweed obfuscated by camera failure CD-R, Mpath Records, 2003 The music of ambient composer Brian McWilliams -also known as one half of the creative brain behind Remanence -has taken a new shape by the name of Aperus. Aperus brings us a recording inspired by obscured photographs resulting from camera problems during a trip Brian undertook to New Mexico. A happy accident…

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Aperus – Hinterland


Release data: Aperus – Hinterland EP, Mpath Records / Geophonic Records / Resonant Effec, 2004 “Hinterland” is a multimode EP which contains four alternative versions of tracks which appeared on the formerly released cd “Tumbleweed obfuscated by camera failure” plus one unreleased environmental sketch called “Kaskaskia Canyon”. Of course musically it doesn’t differ much of what was on the original cd, as things stay overall…

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Amongst Myselves – Sacred Black


Release data: Amongst Myselves – Sacred Black CD, Private Release, 2003 “Sacred Black” is Steve Roberts’ third cd, who’s music caught my attention when I heard his (former) album “Still Life”. The album starts with the slow morphing soundwaves of “Dawn 1958”, delving into intimate reflection, riding the edge between dark and light. This is nicely followed by “Morning of the Earth”, which continues in…

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Living Dreamtime – Exploring the Water Element


Release data: Living Dreamtime – Exploring the Water Element CD, Origo Sound, 2002 “Exploring the Water Element” is an album by Living Dreamtime,a.k.a. the very talented Oslo-based musician Tor Linlokken. The album completely focuses on the world of water, its environment and its species. The album comes in a great looking fold-out digipack with full-colour booklet, presenting the ambience you’re going to enter. From the…

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