Peter Challoner – Beneath the Ice Flow


Release data: Peter Challoner – Beneath the Ice Flow CD-R, Private Release, 2007 I received this ambient release together with his remix-album “Interpolation”, so I expected something in the same manner. “Beneath the Ice Flow” visualizes a sub aquatic journey in which one enters a world of darkening, mysterious lights and shadows. Altogether, there are three extended tracks on the album, nicely kicked-off by the…

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Syndrone – Being There


Release data: Syndrone – Being There CD, Cue Records NL, 1993 It was somewhere in 1992 when André Theelen and Harold Teunissen, aka Syndrone, payed me a visit. In those days, I was write reviews and other articles for KLEM, the Dutch electronic music magazine. They wanted my opinion about their debut album “Outer Reaches”. The cassette contained 59 minutes of well composed music which…

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Amongst Myselves – Auburn Silhouette


Release data: Amongst Myselves – Auburn Silhouette CD, Private Release, 2007 Amongst Myselves is Australian ambient musician Steve Roberts who’s “Auburn Silhouette” (released April 10th 2007) is his fourth album. Like his former album, it’s accompanied by a dvd featuring some great nature footage to three audio tracks. From the start it becomes clear Steve’s music has further grown, although he apologizes for the fact…

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Robert Rich – Atlas Dei


Release data: Robert Rich – Atlas Dei DVD, Soundscape Productions, 2007 “Atlas Dei” is a nicely packaged 90-minute dvd-extravaganza of high-resolution motion graphics, in panoramic 3:1 aspect ratio with letterbox. It features released and unreleased ambient music (all presented in 5-channel surround mixes) from Robert which beautifully matches the computer-generated imagery of filmmaker Daniel Colvin. It invites you to a fantastic journey through time and…

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Amethystium – Aphelion


Release data: Amethystium – Aphelion CD, Neurodisc, 2003 This is Øystein Ramfjord’s second cd, which again features a great cover. I can be short about the music as its continues where the former album “Odonata” ended. From the opening track the same reminiscent sound and elements fill the room. As such, the album contains 58.58 minutes of masterful sound tapestries with some occasional Gregorian chants,…

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Deborah Martin & J. Arif Verner – Anno Domini


Release data: Deborah Martin & J. Arif Verner – Anno Domini CD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2007 This release is made by two long time artists of the Spotted Peccary stall. With such an album-title one expects a bit of a sacred record, which indeed is the case. The cd takes off with the beautiful heavenly & sacred soundings of “Kyrie”, featuring Martin’s voice next to…

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