A Produce – Land of a Thousand Trances (special 2-cd edition)


Release data: A Produce – Land of a Thousand Trances (special 2-cd edition) CD-R, Trance Port Special editions, 1994/2007 The last couple of years, Barry Craig aka A Produce has invested quite some works in revisiting & re-releasing some old recordings from the past. March 2007 saw the re-appearance of the 13-year old “Land of a Thousand Trances”, now available as a double album: a…

Read More...

Samsa – The Laurentian Divide


Release data: Samsa – The Laurentian Divide CD-R, Dark Winter, 2002 Samsa is Nathan Larson, one of the guys who founded the now defunct ambientlabel GreenHouse Music. “The Laurentian Divide” is his dark-ambient debut, which contains lots of heavy dronespaces with experimental touches and voice-samples, so quite hard stuff actually. But there is space on this cd for more transparent, lighter textures as like on…

Read More...

Klaus Schulze – Kontinuum


Release data: Klaus Schulze – Kontinuum CD, SPV/Synthetic Symphony, 2007 I wasn’t that impressed by the music on his former album “Moonlake”, although I liked the first few minutes of the opening track very much. Well, the first track of “Kontinuum” made my smile stay on my face all the way through, as “Sequencer” (from 70 to 07) sets out with a beautiful, intimate sounding…

Read More...

Forrest Fang & Carl Weingarten – Invisibility


Release data: Forrest Fang & Carl Weingarten – Invisibility CD, The Foundry, 2006 While listening to this fine cd, one almost has to think of some form of Fripp/Eno project, but then in a more spaced-out, floating manner. Mr Weingarten contributes some great sliding and well crafted guitar works to the very nice woven ambient textures and soundscapes of Mr Fang. The music, slowly evolved…

Read More...

Steve Roach – Immersion Two


Release data: Steve Roach – Immersion Two CD, Projekt, 2006 This is the second chapter in the Steve’s Immersion-series, aptly subtitled “Artifact Ghost”. As with all former infinite playback recording, the disc features one uninterrupted track of over 70 minutes. It contains a long atmospheric tapestry of slowly morphing textures and forms breathing calmness and introspection as the journey goes on bit by bit. Steve…

Read More...

Peter Challoner – Interpolation


Release data: Peter Challoner – Interpolation CD-R, Private Release, 2007 “Interpolation” is the fifth album by the skilled British ambient composer Peter Challoner, bearing the subtitle “Music in Ambient remix”. It contains six extended tracks all breathing a relaxed but this time a bit more active music (compared to his former albums), as the freeform soundscapes are accompanied by some holdback sequencing and rhythms. The…

Read More...