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H.U.V.A. NETWORK - Distances (cd)

 
H.U.V.A. NETWORK - Ephemeris (cd)

 
TOM HABES - Sudden Exposure (cd)

 
TOM HACKL - Terra Australis (cd)

 
HAGEN - Logos (cd)

 
HAKOBUNE - If it were to fade (cd)

 
JANNE HANHISUANTO - Circles in 3D (CD/Digital Download)

 
JANNE HANHISUANTO - Quiet Places (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
HAR & ALTUS - Shadow District (Digital Download)

 
HARMONICS OF FREQUENCY MODULATION - Vibe's (cd)

 
DAN HARTMAN - New Green Clear Blue (cd)

 
PAUL HARTZOG - Faces (cd)

 
HASHTRONAUT - Bottle Universe (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
HASHTRONAUT - The Lambda Variant (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
PAUL HASLINGER - Planetary Traveler OST (cd)

 
HAVDIS - Clouds into Sea (Digital Download)

 
HAVDIS - Nightbreeze (cd)

 
HAVDIS - The Hidden Islands (cd)

 
TOM HEASLEY - Desert Triptych (cd)

 
ANDREW HEATH - The Silent Cartographer (CD/Digital Download)

 
HEAVENLY MUSIC CORPORATION - Lunar Phase (cdr)

 
ERIC VAN DER HEIJDEN - Cosmic Flight no. 3 (cd)

 
ERIC VAN DER HEIJDEN - Da Capo (cd)

 
ERIC VAN DER HEIJDEN - Dal Segno (cd)

 
ERIC VAN DER HEIJDEN - Universal Time Zone (cd)

 
RUDOLF HEIMANN - Tide (cd)

 
DAVID HELPLING & JON JENKINS - Beyond Words (cd)

 
DAVID HELPLING & JON JENKINS - Found (cd/Digital Download)

 
DAVID HELPLING & JON JENKINS - The Crossing (cd)

 
DAVID HELPLING & JON JENKINS - Treasure (cd)

 
HEMISPHERE - Liquid Mirror (cd)

 
HEMISPHERE - Outdoors (cd)

 
VIC HENNEGAN - Desert God (cd-r)

 
VIC HENNEGAN - Pure Creative Spirit (cd-r)

 
PETER HENNIX - Ocean (CD)

 
HERION - Out and About (cd)

 
JACK HERTZ - Time (Digital Download)

 
STEVE HILLAGE - Rainbow Dome Musick (cd)

 
CHAD HOEFLER - Quiet Glow (cd)

 
CHAD HOEFLER - Twilight in the Offing (cd)

 
HOENIG & GöTTSCHING - Early Water (cd)

 
HOLLAN HOLMES - A Distant Light (cd)

 
HOLLAN HOLMES - Phase Shift (CD/Digital Download)

 
HOLLAN HOLMES - The Farthest Fringes (CD/Digital Download)

 
HOLLAN HOLMES - The Spirits of Starlight (CD/Digital Download)

 
BOB HOLROYD - Afterglow (cd)

 
BOB HOLROYD - Beachcombing (cd)

 
BOB HOLROYD - Fluidity & Structure (CD)

 
BOB HOLROYD - re:ambient (Digital Download)

 
JON HOPKINS - Opalescent (cd)

 
HORIZONTAL EXCURSIONS - Symphonica Helvetica (Digital Download)

 
JONATHAN HUGHES - Circumflex (cd-r)

 
HUMAN METRONOME - The Child Set Free (cd)

 
HURRY HURRY - Life (cd-r)

 
HYBRID LEISURELAND - Scroll Slide (cd)

 
HYIOS - Consuetudines (cd)

 
HYPNOSPHERE - Magnetism (cd)


DAVID HELPLING & JON JENKINS
The Crossing
CD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2010
"The Crossing", released three years after their critically acclaimed "Treasure", is the third album by the talented musicians and sound designers David Helpling and Jon Jenkins.

It´s again a highly imaginary release featuring great uplifting, expansive spheres as well as monumental and dynamic moods. Moreover, the intense music with occasional powerful drum elements is loaded with intrinsic beauty, emotion and flair.

Overall, it breaths an exquisite sense of yearning, grace and longing as the expertly layered vast textural pads move forward. Occasionally, it faintly echoes the early recordings of Patrick O´Hearn. The output of Erik Wĝllo lso comes to mind, especially when the textures elegantly spread their wings or when electric guitar is more prominently used in e.g. the powerful title track.


When you´re looking for great sonic vistas with strong and elusive melodies, the highly cinematic "The Crossing" is your ticket for a pleasing 70-minute ride into deeper heartlands towards the horizon.
The great visual artwork by Michael Karcz which graces the three panel digipak deserves a special mention here as well.
Very well done you all!

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