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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)

 
HAKOBUNE - Tonight is why (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
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)

 
KAI HARSTER - Return to Nature & other Delights (Lp/CD-r)

 
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)

 
CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA & DIRK SERRIES - The Storm of Silence (cd)

 
CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA - Heavy Snow (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
STEVE HAUSCHILDT - Strands (LP/CD/Digital Download)

 
HAVDIS - Clouds into Sea (Digital Download)

 
HAVDIS - Nightbreeze (cd)

 
HAVDIS - Novemberlys (cd)

 
HAVDIS - The Hidden Islands (cd)

 
TOM HEASLEY - Desert Triptych (cd)

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

 
HEAVENLY MUSIC CORPORATION - Conciousness III (CD)

 
HEAVENLY MUSIC CORPORATION - In the Garden of Eden (CD)

 
HEAVENLY MUSIC CORPORATION - Lunar Phase (CD)

 
HECQ - Night Falls (cd/Digital Download)

 
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)

 
DAVID HELPLING - A Sea Without Memory (Ambient Guitar Works Vol. 1) (Digital Download)

 
HEMISPHERE - Beyond the Darkness (CD)

 
HEMISPHERE - Early Reflection 1980-1990 (cd)

 
HEMISPHERE - From Inside the Cyclone (cd)

 
HEMISPHERE - Intruders (CD)

 
HEMISPHERE - Liquid Mirror (cd)

 
HEMISPHERE - Now (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 - Incandescent (CD/Digital Download)

 
HOLLAN HOLMES - Phase Shift (CD/Digital Download)

 
HOLLAN HOLMES - Prayer to the Energy (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 - Blueprint (CD/Digital Download)

 
BOB HOLROYD - Fluidity & Structure (CD)

 
BOB HOLROYD - re:ambient (Digital Download)

 
JON HOPKINS - Opalescent (cd)

 
HORIZONTAL EXCURSIONS - Symphonica Helvetica (Digital Download)

 
HOSHIN - Path of Dissolutions (CD/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)


ANDREW HEATH
The Silent Cartographer
CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Disco Gecko Records, 2014
The sonic quest of UK-composer Andrew focuses on immersive ambient music evolving in a drifting, quiet realm. In his own words, Andrew seeks out the random, juxtaposition of tiny noises and then set them against sustained piano notes that drift in and out of phase, or complex modulation paths that produce unpredictable filter blips.

This process was also applied in creating the beatless mood music of "The Silent Cartographer", a release full of intimate, lower-case music derived from both acoustic (piano) and electronic sources (synths). The 54-minute outcome is enriched with field recordings, random glitches or shimmering dissonances and assorted "found" sounds.
As the journey takes off and unfolds gradually, the serene yet delicate musings constantly shift as it charts new topographies, creating and following maps that are full of change without dissolving into the vaporous hinterlands. Solace, relaxation, serendipity and timelessness (all tied in a slight abstract framework) are key words coming to mind here.

As such, the beatless and spacious ambient sketches of "The Silent Cartographer" introduce the listener to a dreamlike, overtly reflective state that lies somewhere between sleeping and waking. I for one though don’t associate it with meditative.

Depending on how you wish to purchase the album, there are an additional two bonus tracks (alone, over 30 minutes worth), "In Search of Eden" and "Kleine Blume Irgendwo" (a homage to Joachim Roedelius) that can be downloaded.

Website: www.andrewheath.bandcamp.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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