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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
Tauern
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2008/2015
When we look at imaginative and narrative ambient, the works of Matthew Florianz always stir a different pair of emotive strings for me that I find rather hard to pinpoint. The version of "Tauern" reviewed here is actually a re-release of the original 2008 album in a revised, 24-bit edition, for which the composer dropped some of the rhythm elements while replacing the last track entirely.

What at first seems a kind of contemporary classical music on the open track "Österreich" shifts to gentle textural dwellings and environmental soundscapes thereafter. Best listened to and enjoyed with quality headphones, Florianz spacious sketches can submerge in mesmerizing tranquility before rising up to elevating states with evocative, morphing waves.

The excellent 6-minute title piece (an old substrate word for mountain, mountain pass or crossing) marks the captivating entrance to a world of lush whirling ambiences and farscapes. "Katschberg" extends on these enchanting textural worlds marvelously, while the finale ("Wolfsberg") adds a spiraling sequencer-pattern and pulsating vibe to maximize the impact of vapor-drawings sketched out previously. Aficionados of cinematic and contemplative ambient should make sure to check this out.

Purchasers of this "re-imagination" of "Tauern" will also receive the original 6-tracks from the 2008 release as bonus tracks (presented in 16-bit) plus one track not available on the re-release.

Website: www.matthewflorianz.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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