Soundician – Memorophilia


Release data: Soundician – Memorophilia CD-R, Private Release, 2006 “Memorophilia” is the fifth cd of the English duo Odette and Kit Johnson on which they continue the musical path of its predecessors. Soundician’s output always had a rather unique style and sound, and on this recording the duo further investigates the boundaries of their minimal oriented rhythmic/melodic style. Although dedicated to “those we have loved…

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Jonathan Badger – Metasonic


Release data: Jonathan Badger – Metasonic CD, High Horse, 2006 The cd “Metasonic” (lasting only 29 minutes!) is a live recording by the Baltimore- based musician Jonathan Badger. The music is all done with guitar with no studio overdubbing. In what he calls “a diverse sonic palette”, Badger applied use of pulse to bring rhythm to the ambient form. “Code” kicks-off with raw guitar sounds…

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Rudy Adrian – Moonwater


Release data: Rudy Adrian – Moonwater CD, Lotuspike, 2006 “Moonwater” is Rudy’s first release on the rather ambitious Lotuspike-label. As explained in the booklet, the start of the music was more or less accidental as some of his main studio equipment broke down. Nevertheless, the outcome is a beautiful collection of relaxed and moody ambient music carrying some distinct elements of Harold Budd and Brian…

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Projekt Erde – Mysterious Vibrations


Release data: Projekt Erde – Mysterious Vibrations CD, CMS/4U, 1992 Musician and sound specialist Christoph Hausmann had a 24-track studio in the late 80s and early 90s. It had nearly all of the state-of-the-art synthesizers available at that time such as CMI Fairlight, Oberheim Matrix 12, Emax I and II and Sequential’s Prophet VS. Christoph met sound technician Martin Stark, who became fascinated by the…

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Asura – Life 2


Release data: Asura – Life 2 CD, Ultimae Records, 2007 Rather quick after the former great release “Source” from SYNC24, July 7th saw this release of Asura, the musical moniker of one Charles Farewell. The album starts out with drones, Aramean tribal rhythms, vocal samples on “Golgotha”, before a acid/dance sequence, fx’s and grand textures kick in on the glowing “Back to Light”. The next…

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Jack Wood – Lighthouse


Release data: Jack Wood – Lighthouse CD, Private Release, 2007 “Lighthouse” is the beautifully designed second album (his debut “Per Ankh” came out in 2002) of the American visual artist Jack Wood. He uses the subject of the lighthouse to reflect his ideas, thoughts and visions from the lighthouse keeper’s point of view, investigating its various intrinsic and emotional elements: e.g. what it does feel…

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