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F.D. PROJECT - Moments of Life (cd)

 
F.D. PROJECT - Mountainway (cd)

 
F.D. PROJECT - T & Y (cd)

 
F.D. PROJECT - Timeless (cd)

 
F.D. PROJECT - Timeless II (cd)

 
F.D. PROJECT - Water and Earth (cd)

 
FABER - Pictures (cd-r/digital download)

 
FALSE MIRROR - Derelict World (cd)

 
FORREST FANG & CARL WEINGARTEN - Invisibility (cd)

 
FORREST FANG - Animism (CD/Digital Download)

 
FORREST FANG - Following the Ether Sun (CD/Digital Download)

 
FORREST FANG - Forrest Fang's Sans Serif: Unbound (cd)

 
FORREST FANG - Gongland (CD/Digital Download)

 
FORREST FANG - Letters to the Farthest Star (CD/Digital Download)

 
FORREST FANG - Phantoms (cd)

 
FORREST FANG - The Sleepwalker’s Ocean (CD/Digital Download)

 
FORREST FANG - The Wolf At The Ruins/Migration (cd/digital download)

 
FANGER & SCHöNWäLDER - Analog Overdose 4 (CD & DVD)

 
FANGER & SCHöNWäLDER - Analog Overdose 4+ (cd)

 
FANGER & SCHöNWäLDER - Analog Overdose 5 (CD/Digital Download)

 
FANGER & SCHöNWäLDER - Analog Overdose – The Road Movie (dvd)

 
FANGER & SCHöNWäLDER - Earshot (CD)

 
FAR EAST FAMILY BAND - Parallel World (LP/CD)

 
ALEX FARHOUD - (A + M)²” (CD)

 
ALEX FARHOUD - Nosso Nosso (Lp/CD)

 
RYAN FARISH - Beautiful (cd)

 
HOWARD FERRé - Journey's End (cd-r)

 
FILTER-KAFFEE - 100 (CD-EP/Digital Download)

 
FILTER-KAFFEE - 102 (CD/Digital Download)

 
TODD FLETCHER - Byzantium (CD/CD-R/Digital Download)

 
TODD FLETCHER - Star (CD)

 
JOHN FLOMER - Mysterious Motions of Memory (cd)

 
JOHN FLOMER - Night in the Vapor Jungle (cd)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Jaren (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Koude Handen (cd-r)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Los (Digital Download)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Maalbeek (cd)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Nocturne - Soundtrack for science briefings (Digital Download)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Sprook (Digital Download)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Tauern (Digital Download)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - The Tone T(h)ree (cd)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Wasteland Signals (Digital Download)

 
FOOD FOR FANTASY - Fresh Food (cd)

 
FOOD FOR FANTASY - Fruits of Fantasy (cd)

 
FORCE MAJEURE - Total Eclipse (cd)

 
FOREST FIELD - Floating on Air (Digital Download)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Alchemy (cd)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Alpha~Omega (cd)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Boundless (Harmonics Trilogy Vol. 2) (cd)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Essence (cd)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Infinite Octaves (cd)

 
ANDREW FORREST - One ~ Source Quartet Volume 1 (Digital Download/CD-R)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Presence (Harmonics Trilogy Vol. 3) (cd/digital download)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Resonance (Harmonics Trilogy Vol. 1) (cd)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Starseed (cd)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Stillness Moving ~ Source Quartet Volume 2 (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT FOX - Adonai (cd)

 
ROBERT FOX - Asfafa -a journey- (CD/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT FOX - Blue Mountains Suite (CD/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT FOX - Evergreen (cd)

 
ROBERT FOX - Short Stories (CD/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT FOX - Still Waters (cd/digital download)

 
ROBERT FOX - The Fire and the Rose (cd/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT FOX - Touching the Serpent's Tail (cd)

 
JOHN FOXX & HAROLD BUDD - Translucence + Drift Music (cd)

 
CHRISTOPHER FRANKE - Epic (cd)

 
CHRISTOPHER FRANKE - Klemania (cd)

 
CHRISTOPHER FRANKE - Pacific Coast Highway (cd)

 
CHRISTOPHER FRANKE - The London Concert (cd)

 
JOE FRAWLEY - Book of Dreams (cd-r)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT - British Aisles (cd-r)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT - Five Suns (CD/Digital Download)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT - Gent (cd)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT - Narrow Lane (cd)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT - Protoavis (cd)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT & DAVE BREWER - Ricochet Gathering Okefenokee 2000 (cd)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT AND GERT EMMENS - Legacy (cd)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT, BRENDAN POLLARD, HASHTRONAUT - Mind Out of Time (cd)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT, BRENDAN POLLARD, HASHTRONAUT - Time out of Mind (cd)

 
FREUD - The Journey (cd)

 
FRIPP & ENO - Evening Star (cd)

 
JEROME FROESE - Far Side of the Face (cd/Digital Download)

 
JEROME FROESE - Nightshade Family (live) (cd)

 
JEROME FROESE - Precooked Munchies (Ep)

 
JEROME FROESE - Preventive Medicine (Ep)

 
JEROME FROESE - Shiver me Timbers (cd)

 
JEROME FROESE - The Speed of Snow (Ep)

 
EDGAR FROESE - Pinnacles (Lp/CD)

 
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY - Airmech (cd)

 
FRORE & SHANE MORRIS - Blood Moon (CD/Digital Download)

 
FROZEN THOUGHTS - Calm Before The Storm (CD/Digital Download)

 
DAVID FULTON - Hard Particles (cd)

 
FUTUREMUSICCORP - Etoile Nord (cd-r)

 
FUTUREWORLD ORCHESTRA - Regenerated (cd)


MATTHEW FLORIANZ
Maalbeek
CD, H/S Recordings, 2008
Years back, I got to know some of the fine crafted ambient music of The Hague-based musician Matthew Florianz. In 2008, he released the concept album "Maalbeek", which again shows his great talent of painting slow morphing, highly atmospheric landscapes.

Named after a forest area near the Holland/Germany border, the uninterrupted music found on the six tracks is classic minimal ambient, slowly but surely unfolding and expanding its spaciousness.
The output of Steve Roach comes to mind when hearing the opening track "Belfeld", but after that, Mr Florianz starts digging into vast, dense and clouded sonic territory in which only artefacts of Budd and Eno can be noticed.

The gentle and smooth fading of the intense free form textures within the imaginary and carefully rendered ambient musings is eminent, as is a strong sense of remoteness embedded deep within. For me, introspectiveness and atmosphere are the key elements in "Maalbeek", which rises to beautiful heights on the 15-minute "Spiegelend".

This headphone music surely and truly triggers the imagination and the senses when you open up to it. To do it justice, this environmental soundscape journey is best experienced at night time or during quiet hours with eyes closed to immerse (or submerge if your like) in its full impact and intrinsic beauty.

This excellent produced gem is your one-hour ticket to neverland, and a must-have for any ambient fan….

Website: www.matthewflorianz.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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