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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)


ISHQAMATICS
Spacebound
CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, ...txt, 2013
Ishqamatics is Lee Anthony Norris (aka Metamatics, Autumn of Communion and owner of the …txt label) and Matt Hillier (aka Ishq). "Spacebound", their third full-length effort, is a continuous 10-track ride of vibrant and contemporary electronics, pairing sophisticatedly moulded spacious drone textures with minimal and hypnotic structures to aural splendour.

This beatless, smooth pulsating and meticulously moulded affair features many elements and lush spheres which all feel like they’re somehow descending from another world or dimension beyond. Metaphysical, dreamlike, chill-out and psychedelic are keywords that also apply to the outcome of this gentle morphing and shape shifting space-cruiser on various occasions. In the second half, some quirky and experimental sound bites though derange that sphere occasionally.

Repeated listens to the intriguing "Spacebound" will reveal its peculiar sonic depths and refined layering of textures.

Website: www.ishqamatics.bandcamp.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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