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…

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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…

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Anomalous Disturbances – HovR


Release data: Anomalous Disturbances – HovR CD-R, Private Release, 2003 This is the second long awaited release of the Canadian musician Terry O’Brien who already surprised me with his engaging album “The Spirit Molecule”. Well, Hovr features lots of delicately structured repetitive elements, again created via electronically modified looping guitar and is another masterful recording. E.g. the grand track “Apparitions” offers some very nice lingering…

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Johannes Schmoelling – Images and Memory


Release data: Johannes Schmoelling – Images and Memory CD, Viktoriapark Records, 2007 May 31, 2007 saw the release of this beautiful retrospective album, an anthology of Johannes Schmoelling’s work comprising a well chosen list of tracks from 1986-2006, also featuring several new, unreleased pieces. In all, there are 23 tracks, nicely kicked off by “Zeit” and two more tracks of the 1986-album “Wuivend Riet”. While…

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Amethystium – Emblem


Release data: Amethystium – Emblem CD, Neurodisc, 2006 The album “Emblem” is a compilation-cd aptly subtitled “Selected Works I”, comprising tracks from his former three very successful albums “Odonata” (2001), “Aphelion” (2003) and “Evermind” (2004), which form the so called Dragonfly trilogy. All tracks have been digitally remastered and got a personalized narrative of Øystein Ramfjord, the musician behind the Scandinavian Amethystium-project. For the music…

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Projekt Erde – 11:11


Release data: Projekt Erde – 11:11 CD, CMS/4U, 1991 Approximately six months after the German duo Hausmann & Stark had finished “Mysterious Vibrations”, the two musicians made a journey to Egypt. After their return they did the same kind of recording as for the previous album and generated the basic tracks for “11:11”. Different from “Mysterious Vibrations”, the music of “11:11” got a professional postproduction….

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