Peter Challoner – Abstract Ambient Form


Release data: Peter Challoner – Abstract Ambient Form CD-R, Private Release, 2005 I previously reviewed an ambient trilogy of this English composer, who’s freeform music I like a lot. “Abstract Ambient Form” contains six “Formations” featuring an ongoing flow of warm freeform textures. Each of the compositions seem constantly evolving, but track 2 seems to be a bit lightweight and lingers too long for my…

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Andrew Forrest – Alchemy


Release data: Andrew Forrest – Alchemy CD, Private Release, 2002 The year 2002 saw the release of “Alchemy”, Andrews first album after 4 years after finishing Star System Trilogy. The album contains four long tracks all between 15 and 20 minutes and which heads a bit more towards New Age Music. The first track starts with some pleasant piano before climbing into celestial heights. Its…

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U. Kay Hytz – An Acute Sense of the Absurd


Release data: U. Kay Hytz – An Acute Sense of the Absurd CD-R, Private Release, 2006 A couple of years ago, in 2002 to be exact, this UK-band released the impressive album “Ambients”, an ambient album next to their more poppy/alternative music. Last year the band unfortunately lost their drummer Nigel Vargeson, which made things very unsure as to whether the two remaining members were…

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Solitaire – Altered States


Release data: Solitaire – Altered States CD, Musique Intemporelle, 1990 Solitaire is the brainchild of German synthesist Elmar Schulte, a project devoted to ambient/electronic music. For some albums and Solitaire’s debut “Altered States”, Schulte collaborated with the classically trained composer/musician Rüdiger Gleisberg. In 1989 Elmar and Rüdiger Gleisberg moved in the same house where they could work together on their music. They received an invitation…

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Jeffrey Koepper – Momentium


Release data: Jeffrey Koepper – Momentium CD, Air Space Records, 2006 “Momentium” is the second release of Jeffrey Koepper, who’s beautiful release “Etherea” was quite a success a couple of years ago. Koepper’s musical adagio was and still is “to create the music of tomorrow with the technology of yesterday”, thereby referring to the bunch of vintage analogue instruments he applies for his music. As…

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Danna & Clément – A Gradual Awakening


Release data: Danna & Clément – A Gradual Awakening CD-R, Earthaven/Mirage, 2005 Originally released I 1977, this is the first time this Canadian classic album –“A Gradual Awakening”– is available on cd. It was privately released on cassette by both artists, then got a mc re-release on Fortuna Records in 1984. A third mc-release appeared on Chacra Alternative Music, which went out of print in…

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