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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)


ISHQ
Skyspaces
CD, Virtual Light, 2011
"Skyspaces" is the first album on Virtual Light, a new series adapted by Ishq (aka Matt Hillier), of which all releases will have an emphasis on space, light and minimalism rather than the more complex and detailed soundscape style feautured on the Virtual World series.

As Matt further explains, the ambient music of "Skyspaces" (a limited edition release) was inspired greatly by the open sky and its ever changing dreamlike quality and attempts to capture something of the nature of the sky as it changes over a 24 hour period.

Well, this meditative, highly textural and flowing minimal music featuring a careful layering of gentle soundscapes is very suitable to put a busy mind to rest with. Alternatively, it can also open the doorway to the listener to find deeper meaning in the gracious core of "Skyscapes" inner stillness.

Itís quite easy to lean back and imagine peaceful green meadows, a gentle breeze and pastoral landscape panoramas blanked in the sun as the textural music with field recordings smoothly evolves and passes by.

Headphones will especially do the trick for this, while revealing the delicate and detailed structuring of Mr Hillierís well-mastered expansive sound tapesteries during the journey.
Recommended.

Website: www.ishq.org

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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