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E-MUSIKGRUPPE LUX OHR - Kometenbahn (Lp)

 
E-MUSIKGRUPPE LUX OHR - Spiralo (Lp/Digital Download)

 
E=MOTION - Infinite Motion (cd-r)

 
EARTHSTAR - French Skyline (Lp/cd)

 
JOOST EGELIE - Particles (Digital Download)

 
BRYAN EL - Out Of This World (cd-r)

 
ELEKTRIC MUSIC - Esperanto (cd)

 
ELEKTRONISCHE MASCHINE - Kampf Maschine (cd)

 
KEN ELKINSON - Music for Commuting Volumes 1-6 (cd)

 
JOHN ELLIS - Wabi Sabi 21© (cd-r)

 
PAUL ELLIS - Dark Machine Generation (Digital Download)

 
PAUL ELLIS - From Out Of The Vast Comes Nearness (cd)

 
PAUL ELLIS - I Am Here (CD/Digital Download)

 
PAUL ELLIS - Last Hiding Place of Beauty (cd)

 
PAUL ELLIS - Wrapped in Silence (Digital Download)

 
ELVE - Emerald (cd)

 
EMERALD WEB - Nocturne/Lights of the Ivory Plain (cd)

 
EMERGE - Desecrate (cd-r/digital download)

 
EMERGENCE MUSIC - EveryOne 432 (cd)

 
GERT EMMENS & CADENCED HAVEN - Life in Cosmic Highway (cd)

 
GERT EMMENS & CADENCED HAVEN - Mystic Dawn (cd/Digital Download)

 
GERT EMMENS & RUUD HEIJ - Journey (cd/Digital Download)

 
GERT EMMENS & RUUD HEIJ - Lost in the Swamp (CD/Digital Download)

 
GERT EMMENS & RUUD HEIJ - Signs (cd/Digital Download)

 
GERT EMMENS & RUUD HEIJ - Silent Witnesses of Industrial Landscapes (cd/Digital Download)

 
GERT EMMENS & RUUD HEIJ - The Sculpture Garden (cd/Digital Download)

 
GERT EMMENS - A Boy's World (cd)

 
GERT EMMENS - An Artist’s Stroke (cd)

 
GERT EMMENS - Metamorphosis (cd)

 
GERT EMMENS - The Day After (cd/digital download)

 
GERT EMMENS - The Nearest Faraway Place Vol. 1 (cd)

 
GERT EMMENS - The Nearest Faraway Place Vol. 2 (cd)

 
GERT EMMENS - The Nearest Faraway Place Vol. 3 (cd)

 
ENH - Body of Blue (cd)

 
BRIAN ENO - Ambient #1: Music for Airports (cd)

 
BRIAN ENO - Ambient #4: On Land (cd)

 
BRIAN ENO - Lux (CD/LP/Digital Download)

 
BRIAN ENO - Music for Civic Recovery Centre (cd)

 
BRIAN ENO - Thursday Afternoon (cd)

 
ROGER ENO - Between Tides (lp/cd)

 
ROGER ENO - Voices (cd)

 
ENTERPHASE - Phase One (cd)

 
ENTERPHASE - Solar Promenades (CD/Digital Download)

 
ENTHEOGENIC - Flight of the Urubus (cd)

 
ENYA - And Winter Came (cd)

 
EPIPHANY - Mindscapes (cd-r)

 
EPIPHANY - Sonica (cd)

 
STEFAN ERBE - Driver (cd)

 
ERIC G - Conclusion (cd)

 
ERIC G - Visions (cd)

 
EMANUELE ERRANTE - Humus (cd)

 
ERREN - FLEISSIG - SCHöTTLER - STEFFEN - Ouddorp Takes (cd/Digital Download)

 
ESE- ENTHEOGENIC SOUND EXPLORERS - The Other Door (cd-r)

 
ROB ESSERS - A Lizards Walk (cd)

 
ROB ESSERS - Raincolors (cd)

 
ETERNALKEYS - EternalKeys 2 (Digital Download)

 
ETHEREAL 77 - Landscapes (cd)

 
ETHERFYSH - Psyquarium (cd-r)

 
ETHERNET - Tanuki Dream (cd)

 
EVAN MARC - Emotional Ecology (cd)

 
EVAN MARC & STEVE HILLAGE - Dreamtime Submersible (cd)

 
EXPOSED - Dive Master 08 (cd-r)

 
EXUVIAE - Intrinsic Luminance (Digital Download)

 
EXUVIAE - Response (cd-r)

 
EXUVIAE - Settling Density (cd-r)

 
EXUVIAE - The Sum of Zero (Digital Download)

 
EXUVIAE - The White Underneath (cd-r)

 
EYES CAST DOWN - The Seperate Ones (CD-r)


PAUL ELLIS
I Am Here
CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, LotusPike, 2012
In the words of the composer, "I Am Here" is a sort of a counterpart to his previous album "From Out Of The Vast Comes Nearness", released on the same label. The concept album and its music is inspired by the Chinook tribe of Native Amaricans who once resided in the Columbia River Gorge, their rock art and culture.

The cd contains three expansive pieces (two 20-minute pieces along one of 29 minutes) that sonically see a return to large canvas soundscapes, interlocking sequencers, powerful percussion and an array of gently unfolding synthesizers patterns next to a beautiful kaleidoscope of vintage and modern sounds. Despite its fascinating complex sound design, Mr Ellis has composed transparent and spacious tapestries of multi-coloured pads and solo-voices with lots of detail, breaks and hidden dynamics.

In addition, there’s a fascinating, passionate current pushing things forward, while the ever-changing, at times minimal sonic landscape heads into unexpecting directions as it keeps releasing its array of tasty and rich flavours. Especially on the emotive "Chinook Wind" and the epic final piece, the tantelizing retro feel is very strong.


All in all, the impressive and never failing "I Am Here" (again with a top-notch mastering job by Ben Cox) is one exciting ride. It’s a real grower that breaths the immense and the timeless, while wandering into alternate dimensions.

Website: www.paulellismusic.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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