Christian Høy Knudsen – Hav


Release data: Christian Høy Knudsen – Hav CD, Council of Nine, 2000 “Hav” is the second release of the UK –based ambient label Council of Nine, run by Simon Lomax. Its composer is the Norwegian Christian Høy Knudsen, who spent two years sculpting and refining the dark and compelling textural outcome making up the concept release. “Hav” (the Norwegian word for ocean) takes us on…

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Ti-Cal – Coriolis


Release data: Ti-Cal – Coriolis CD, Council of Nine, 2002 Coriolis is the third cd on the small UK-based ambient-label COFN, and it’s another gem to look out for. Tarl Broad-Ashman, aka Ti-Cal, formerly one half of the duo Innerise, says to be musically influenced by Pete Namlook & Global Communication. He aptly describes his creations as “favorite morning and late-night listening” which I can…

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Steve Roach – Kairos


Release data: Steve Roach – Kairos DVD, Timeroom Editions, 2006 After quite some different projects and efforts to combine his intensive music with visuals, Steve Roach has culminated things and pulled them to a new, spectacular level with “Kairos” – The Meeting of Time and Destiny. For the project, Steve collaborated with five excellent light, film, and digital artists (Lynn Augstein, Steve Lazur, Steven Rooke,…

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Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook – Sleeps with the Fishes


Release data: Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook – Sleeps with the Fishes CD, 4AD, 1987 “Sleeps With The Fishes” is the excellent outcome of a collaboration between musician Pieter Nooten and ambient, experimental guitarist Michael Brook. The authentic tracks of this classic album were actually bedroom recordings by Pieter Nooten produced on a simple -at this time out of date-computer. Those who will take to…

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Gandalf – More Than Just A Seagull


Release data: Gandalf – More Than Just A Seagull CD, Seagull Music, 1988 This recording was originally composed in 1983 as the soundtrack for the multimedia-performance “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” in Vienna, Austria. It was one of the albums released on Heinz Strobl’s own label Seagull Music, and it also was his US debut. The music is a bit different from his other music around that…

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Steve Roach – Storm Surge – live at Nearfest


Release data: Steve Roach – Storm Surge – live at Nearfest CD, Nearfest records, 2006 “Dreamsurge” contains an unedited live recording of the concert Steve Roach performed at NEARfest on July 9, 2005. The 46 minutes of passionate, tribal-flavoured ambient music featuring pulsating rhythms, didgeridoo and Roach’s haunting soundscape textures. There’s also a new track to be found here: the dynamic sequencer-driven “NEARstorm”, which is…

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