Asura – Life 2


Release data: Asura – Life 2 CD, Ultimae Records, 2007 Rather quick after the former great release “Source” from SYNC24, July 7th saw this release of Asura, the musical moniker of one Charles Farewell. The album starts out with drones, Aramean tribal rhythms, vocal samples on “Golgotha”, before a acid/dance sequence, fx’s and grand textures kick in on the glowing “Back to Light”. The next…

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Jack Wood – Lighthouse


Release data: Jack Wood – Lighthouse CD, Private Release, 2007 “Lighthouse” is the beautifully designed second album (his debut “Per Ankh” came out in 2002) of the American visual artist Jack Wood. He uses the subject of the lighthouse to reflect his ideas, thoughts and visions from the lighthouse keeper’s point of view, investigating its various intrinsic and emotional elements: e.g. what it does feel…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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