Klangwelt – The Age of Numbers


Release data: Klangwelt – The Age of Numbers CD, Spheric Music, 2003 This is the long-awaited, great looking second cd of Gerald Arend aka Klangwelt. For those who enjoyed his former cd, well prepare yourselves for a treat. Ingenious, catchy compositions, warms sounds and nice up-tempo sequencers and rhythms, it is all here and in balance. Gerald certainly knows how to gradually build a piece…

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Michael Meara – Abstractus Somnarium: Deep Space Meditations


Release data: Michael Meara – Abstractus Somnarium: Deep Space Meditations CD-R, Private Release, 2005 A while back, my attention was drawn by a tip of one of the members of EmPortal to this Australian ambient musician I hadn’t heard of. Well, the musician’s website told me Michael Meara put out around 15 self-released cd-r albums next to having contributed single tracks to various concept compilations/samplers….

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Numina – Live at the Inner Sanctum


Release data: Numina – Live at the Inner Sanctum CD-R, Private Release, 2003 Jesse Sola, a.k.a. Numina, recorded this impressive live-document at the Inner Sanctum in Denver, Colorado on Mai 31 2003, and while listening I would have loved I had been there. The cd contains eight extensive tracks but works for me best as one single track, as it is a lengthy and slowly…

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Numina – Sanctuary of Dreams


Release data: Numina – Sanctuary of Dreams CD, Hypnos Recordings, 2003 The music of Jesse Sola aka Numina has always been special to me, and with his album “Sanctuary of Dreams” he again doesn’t disappoint at all. As the title already suggests, this is sanctuary of ten great tracks filled with drifting and spacy synthesizer washes, an introspective sanctuary for the mind in which a…

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Nautilus – In Search of Castaways


Release data: Nautilus – In Search of Castaways CD, BSC/Prudence, 2004 I’m not familiar with this German band nor have I heard any of their music. It’s their fifth cd so far, but their third on the Prudence-label. First of all, the press sheet announces that the line-up of the band has changed: next to the original members Martin Ludwig (keys, synths, sequencer) and Werner…

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Maitreya – From the Mothership


Release data: Maitreya – From the Mothership CD, Council of Nine, 1999 “From the Mothership” is the debut-cd of Simon Lomax aka Maitreya, released on his own small ambient label Council of Nine. The cover states the album is “dedicated to the end of one life and the beginning of another”, some small letters elsewhere made clear that “the artist does not believe himself to…

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