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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Syndrone – Blind Date


Release data: Syndrone – Blind Date CD, Cuel Records NL, 1996 After a three year break, the album “Blind Date” was released in fall of 1996. The nine tracks on it were recorded during several jam sessions between 1994 and 1996, some of them one-time-only live recordings capturing the spirit of the moment. It is again Ron Boots who was in charge of the excellent…

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Peter Challoner – Beneath the Ice Flow


Release data: Peter Challoner – Beneath the Ice Flow CD-R, Private Release, 2007 I received this ambient release together with his remix-album “Interpolation”, so I expected something in the same manner. “Beneath the Ice Flow” visualizes a sub aquatic journey in which one enters a world of darkening, mysterious lights and shadows. Altogether, there are three extended tracks on the album, nicely kicked-off by the…

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Syndrone – Being There


Release data: Syndrone – Being There CD, Cue Records NL, 1993 It was somewhere in 1992 when André Theelen and Harold Teunissen, aka Syndrone, payed me a visit. In those days, I was write reviews and other articles for KLEM, the Dutch electronic music magazine. They wanted my opinion about their debut album “Outer Reaches”. The cassette contained 59 minutes of well composed music which…

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Amongst Myselves – Auburn Silhouette


Release data: Amongst Myselves – Auburn Silhouette CD, Private Release, 2007 Amongst Myselves is Australian ambient musician Steve Roberts who’s “Auburn Silhouette” (released April 10th 2007) is his fourth album. Like his former album, it’s accompanied by a dvd featuring some great nature footage to three audio tracks. From the start it becomes clear Steve’s music has further grown, although he apologizes for the fact…

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