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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Robert Rich – Atlas Dei


Release data: Robert Rich – Atlas Dei DVD, Soundscape Productions, 2007 “Atlas Dei” is a nicely packaged 90-minute dvd-extravaganza of high-resolution motion graphics, in panoramic 3:1 aspect ratio with letterbox. It features released and unreleased ambient music (all presented in 5-channel surround mixes) from Robert which beautifully matches the computer-generated imagery of filmmaker Daniel Colvin. It invites you to a fantastic journey through time and…

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Amethystium – Aphelion


Release data: Amethystium – Aphelion CD, Neurodisc, 2003 This is Øystein Ramfjord’s second cd, which again features a great cover. I can be short about the music as its continues where the former album “Odonata” ended. From the opening track the same reminiscent sound and elements fill the room. As such, the album contains 58.58 minutes of masterful sound tapestries with some occasional Gregorian chants,…

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Deborah Martin & J. Arif Verner – Anno Domini


Release data: Deborah Martin & J. Arif Verner – Anno Domini CD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2007 This release is made by two long time artists of the Spotted Peccary stall. With such an album-title one expects a bit of a sacred record, which indeed is the case. The cd takes off with the beautiful heavenly & sacred soundings of “Kyrie”, featuring Martin’s voice next to…

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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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