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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Jeff Greinke – Weather from another Planet


Release data: Jeff Greinke – Weather from another Planet CD, First World Music, 2003 “Weather from another Planet” is the second cd release by Jeff Greinke, but this one is quite different in both nature and sound compared to his Hypnos-recording “Wide View”. First of all, the album offers a daring and adventurous mixture of rather sophisticated beats and samples which are accompanied by cascading…

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E=motion – Infinite Motion


Release data: E=motion – Infinite Motion CD-R, Underwater Music/Syngate, 2002/2003 Electronic music from Polen made by one Jacek Spruch aka E=Motion. “Infinite Motion”” is his debut-cd, which was first released in private, but in 2003 it was re-released as a cd-r by Syngate. Well, fans of rhythmic, powerful and melodic music will surely find something here, as Jacek starts digging his way through 50 minutes…

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