Amethystium – Evermind


Release data: Amethystium – Evermind CD, Neurodisc, 2004 With his third album “Evermind”, Amethystium a.k.a. Øystein Ramfjord continues his tradition of accessible, ethnic infused fairy-tale music. For the new album, the third instalment in the “Dragonfly Trilogy”, he invited a few guest-musicians, like the evocative vocals of one Lee Nisbet (from the band Animus Mundi) and Martha Rosbakken plus some acoustic guitar on another track….

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Richard Bone – Experiments ’80-’82


Release data: Richard Bone – Experiments ’80-’82 CD, Quirkworks Laboratories, 2007 A while back ambient musician decided to revisit some 25- year old cassette tape recordings (composed with a Mini Moog, Korg MS10 and a Roland SH1) and restore them as best as possible. The material comes from two rare cassette only releases, “Quiz Party” and “Life in Video City” (of which less than 50…

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Brian Vassallo – Flashback


Release data: Brian Vassallo – Flashback CD, Private Release, 2006 In 1999 this Maltese musician released the very nice atmospheric space album “Beyond”. His new album “Flashback” chooses a new direction as the music (all tracks were composed in 2001) deals with chill-out, more upbeat stuff. “Senses” is a good opener which sends regards to Kraftwerk, followed by the nice “Changes”. “Love Café” is a…

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Various Artists – Floating Point 3


Release data: Various Artists – Floating Point 3 CD, Iboga/Sofa Beats, 2006 In the world of electronic music it’s always nice to discover new names by means of samplers. This one comes from the Danish Iboga’s sublabel Sofa Beats and is compiled in 2005 by one Michael Banel. The cd features a very nice collection of modern electronic music from all over the globe featuring…

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Seamus – Forever


Release data: Seamus – Forever CD, Silentes, 2005 Seamus is a collaborative project of Amir Baghiri and Stefano Gentile: Amir composed all music while Stefano created the concept and made all photo’s. The music can be categorized as minimal ambient techno, executed in a smooth but rather unusual manner. Next to some vocal samples the album also captures a certain sense of stillness. But the…

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Geodesium – A Gentle Rain of Starlight


Release data: Geodesium – A Gentle Rain of Starlight CD, Loch Ness Productions, 2007 I must confess that although I’m a long-time space music fan I’ve never laid my hands on nor have I heard any music of Geodesium aka Mark C. Petersen until now. Since he started out around 1978, he has provided planetariums all over the worlds with original music for their shows,…

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