REVIEWS Tue, Sep 23 2014



Home Recent Reviews Interviews Features Photos Links Bert
A B C D E F G H I
J
K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 
JANNEH - Solarization (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - Oxygene (New Master recording) (cd & dvd)

 
JON JENKINS AND PAUL LEAKEY - Continuum (cd)

 
JON JENKINS - Beyond City Light (cd)

 
JON JENKINS - Flow (cd)

 
MARK JENKINS - iPad Album (cd-r)

 
MARK JENKINS - iPaDream (cd-r)

 
MARK JENKINS - This Island Earth (cd)

 
STU JENKS - The Three Surrenders (Soundtracks for Photographs, (cd)

 
STU JENKS - West of the Fire (Soundtracks for Photographs, Vol (cd)

 
ROBERT JíšA - Pět Tibeťanů (Five Tibetans) (cd)

 
ROBERT JíšA - Space Voices (Hlasy vesmíru) (cd)

 
ROBERT JíšA - The Egyptian Book of the Dead (cd)

 
ROBERT JíšA - The Signs of the Zodiac (Znamení zvěrokruhu) (cd)

 
GUSTAVO JOBIM - In Search of Berlin (Digital Download)

 
GUSTAVO JOBIM - Trapped in a Day Job (Digital Download)

 
SVERRE KNUT JOHANSEN - Distant Shore (cd)

 
SVERRE KNUT JOHANSEN - Planets (CD)

 
JAMES JOHNSON & APERUS - Ecotone (cd)

 
BIFF JOHNSON - Mirage at the Crossroads (cd)

 
BIFF JOHNSON - Reading the Bones (cd)

 
JAMES JOHNSON - Echoes (cd-r)

 
JAMES JOHNSON - Environment 1: Chinatown - New York (cd-r)

 
STEVE JOLLIFFE - Poland (cd)

 
JONTEKNIK - The Satellites of Substance (cd/Digital Download)

 
BENN JORDAN - Pale Blue Dot (A Tribute To Carl Sagan) (cd/Digital Download)


JON JENKINS
Flow
CD, Spotted Peccary, 1998
"Flow" is the second release by synthesist Jon Jenkins, which sees him use the metaphor of water to create an introspective ambient world of beauty wonder.

The outcome is a beautiful blend of carefully crafted and shaped soundscapes to which the sound of Jeff Pearce's ambient electric guitars is add along the occasional percussion played on Taos drums.
Don't think this is all quiet music, as the keen use of percussion and expert layering of textures occasionally create moments of intriguing tension and drama, after which the contemplative state returns.

All in all, the smooth, gentle and liquid-like ambience of the excellently produced "Flow" is very much in vein of the deep textural worlds investigated by Steve Roach and alike.
Recommended.

Website: www.jonjenkins.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
Click on arrow to go to top of page