Brannan Lane – Submerge


Release data: Brannan Lane – Submerge CD-R, Ambient Circle Music, 2006 The album “Submerge” contains thirteen uninterrupted tracks of rather dark-oriented ambient music, freeform for the biggest part. There are quite some bell-like sounds scattered all over the album. “Part 8” features some heavy percussion accompanying the freeform ambient textures before things take a bit of an spooky turn on “Part 9”. When I reached…

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Still Life – Volume Two


Release data: Still Life – Volume Two CD, Private release, 2005/2006 Stiff Life is the duo Nelson Foltz and Tom Lynn, who state on the simple green cd-cover that no electronic instruments were used in this recording. This seems to be there third album (formerly they made “Volume One” and “Interlude”), featuring a sound experience which doesn’t emerge from silence but from every day life,…

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Anomalous Disturbances – The Spirit Molecule


Release data: Anomalous Disturbances – The Spirit Molecule CD-R, Private Release, 2002 On his debut album “The Spirit Molecule”, musician Terry O’Brien uses the sedating, hypnotizing effects of repetition and loops while using electronic devices. His deep breathing soundscapes created through electronically modified looping guitar might make you think of Jeff Pearce, but here some different angles are taken. The middle of the album is…

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Sync24 – Source


Release data: Sync24 – Source CD, Ultimae Records, 2007 Sync24 is a project of Swedish composer Daniel Ringström, one of the members of the Scandinavian down-tempo project Carbon Based Lifeforms. After several loose tracks on various samplers, “Source” is Daniel’s first full-length solo release. Listening to “Source” is kind of a deep and gliding experience, as the overall music with occasional vocal elements lacks the…

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Sonic Metro – Six Dregrees of Separation


Release data: Sonic Metro – Six Dregrees of Separation CD-R, Private Release, 2007 “Six Degrees in Seperation” is the debut album of Sonic Metro, aka the Dutch musician Peter Leijdsman. He formerly played guitar, drums and piano bit before he decided to switched to electronics. A whole new musical world presented itself, opening up totally new horizons. The instrumental album features 11 attractive & well…

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Steve Roach – Quiet Music


Release data: Steve Roach – Quiet Music CD, Fortuna Records, 1986/1999 “Quiet Music” (QM) is a collection of pieces ambient master Steve Roach created in respect for silence between 1983 and 1986. It is dedicated to the passing time and the experience of watching particles in sunlight. The recordings were originally commissioned for several healing arts programs such as the Fortuna video production “Wildflowers”, a…

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