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I AWAKE - The Core (cd)

 
I AWAKE - Tierra (Digital Download EP)

 
THE ICARUS KID - The Icarus Kid (cd)

 
IDEATION - Adrift (cd)

 
IMMERSION THEORY - The [Icarus] Foray (cd)

 
INADE - Aldebaran (cd)

 
INDO - Rupa Loka (cd)

 
INDO - Winter in Zangla (A Tribute To Alexander Csoma De (CD)

 
TETSU INOUE & CARLOS VIVANCO - Zenith (cd)

 
INTERCONNECTED - Current Flow (cd-r)

 
ION - Future Forever (cd-r)

 
MICHELE IPPOLITO - In the Clouds (cd-r)

 
IREZUMI - Endurance (cd)

 
IREZUMI - Thirty (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
MARK ISHAM - Castalia (cd)

 
MARK ISHAM - Film Music (cd)

 
MARK ISHAM - Songs my children taught me (cd/Digital Download)

 
MARK ISHAM - Tibet (Lp/CD)

 
ISHQ - Blue Infinity (CD/Digital Download)

 
ISHQ - Fluid Earth (cd-r)

 
ISHQ - Orchid (cd)

 
ISHQ - Seascapes (CD/Digital Download)

 
ISHQ - Skyspaces (cd)

 
ISHQ - Timelapse in Mercury (cd)

 
ISHQAMATICS - Spacebound (CD/Digital Download)

 
ISHVARA - Magik Square of the Sun (cd-r)

 
ISHVARA - Under A Hexagon Sky (CD/Digital Download)

 
IXOHOXI - Ambient Tone Poems Volume 1 (cd-r)

 
IXOHOXI - Micronicom (cd-r)


IDEATION
Adrift
CD, Ricochet Dream, 2009
"Adrift", the 40th release of the label Ricochet Dream, is a collaboration between Paul Nagle and Pete Ruczynski (of Air Sculpture), aka Ideation, who's motto is to compose music "to float your mind" and make you smile.

I couldnít detect much structure in the improvised sounding 9-minute "Function and Disorder", which has both a high-tech and up-beat angle, but I like the smooth, freeform and quiet soundings of the very short "Cherry Pie" following it.
The flowing and moody "Zeitgeist" offers some nice analogue vibes, sequence-patterns and soloing that reminds of a hold-back AirSculpture.

The rhythmic "Unreality" doesnít sound structured, not leaving any real impression either, and unfortunately things donít improve when "Gruberís Great Aunt" arrives with its strong improvised character and (at least for me) pointless guitar licks.

Happily enough, the 10-minute "Bom Badda Boom" takes things more seriously by creating a more comfortable atmosphere with tweaked sequencing. The almost 15-minute title track ends the album in a beautiful and moody way, featuring a very nice interaction of e-guitar, smooth sequencing, textures and piano.

Overlooking the whole album makes it a bit of strange mixed bag of electronic music that is hard to point.
The album is released as a limited edition digi-pak of 300 copies.

Website: www.ricochetdream.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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