John Lyell – Dimensions


Release data: John Lyell – Dimensions CD, Private Release, 2006 The music on “Dimensions” is one about the stillness of outer space and its mysteries. Being an musician since 1984, John Lyell formerly made two others space music albums (“Wormholes” in 1998 and “Synthetic Universe” in 2002) with companion Brent A. Reiland. This is his first solo-trip offering 55 minutes of freeform, and rather light…

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Giles Reaves with Aashid Himons – The Deep End


Release data: Giles Reaves with Aashid Himons – The Deep End CD-R, Space for Music, 2000 Already by seeing the cover of this cd I got this exciting feeling that the music would sound more than nice. And yes: with “”The Deep End”, Giles Reaves again proves himself a mastermusician on spacemusic. Magnificent walls of sound drift on and on, and make this the perfect…

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Colin Rayment – Continental Divide


Release data: Colin Rayment – Continental Divide CD-R, Private Release, 2004 “Continental Divide” is the second release of the London-based musician Colin Rayment, who has produced his own melodic electronica for several years. The inspiration for the cd came from a recent visit to the Canadian Rockies, of which the outcome is a nice atmospheric work. On a few tracks Rayment is accompanied by a…

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Arroniz – Contacto


Release data: Arroniz – Contacto CD, Private Release, 2007 “Contacto” is the debut cd of the Mexican musician Miguel Arróniz Castrillón. The eight tracks on this album, which last over 75 minutes, almost all have a sequencer-based up-tempo character. The influences ranch from Kraftwerk to smooth, Schulze-like soloing over swinging sequence-lines. Especially the title-track is well composed, lasting over 15 minutes, creating a nice swirling…

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Various Artists – Chasing the Dawn [Ultima Thule Ambient]


Release data: Various Artists – Chasing the Dawn [Ultima Thule Ambient] CD, Ultima Thule Media, 2006 After a very long delay of over three years this long-awaited sampler finally saw the light of day in the middle of 2006. The album is a fund-raiser for the Australia’s FM radio station which broadcasts the radio program Ultima Thule, dedicated to airing electronic ambient music. For this…

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Gert Emmens – A Boy’s World


Release data: Gert Emmens – A Boy’s World CD, Groove Unlimited, 2007 On the concept-album “A Boy’s World”, Gert Emmens tries to capture a bit of the world, ideas, dreams and fantasies of his up growing son Frank. The albums contains six tracks which all breath a warm, positive and at-easy feel. The music is inviting and at times also cinematic with some powerful moments…

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