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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 AND PAUL LEAKEY
Continuum
CD, Spotted Peccary Music, 1995
"Continuum", the only album to date by Jon Jenkins and Paul Leakey, comes in a stunningly beautiful fantasy cd-cover. Shortly after its release, Dream’s Word magazine called it "the perfect marriage of classical, ambient, and world music that defies classification".

Well, the 55 minutes of highly visual and melodic music on this album is one radiating a great sense of wonder and adventure as it unfolds its enchanting content in an enthralling symphonic, orchestral style.
Lots of strings pads, bass patterns and driving percussion that kick in at the rights spots, although there’s also room for more quiet, atmospheric musings.

Although one can hear the music has certain characteristics of other instrumental music release on the same label, there’s enough originality found here as well, sometimes even a slight touch of Richard Burmer.
This said, I agree on the duo’s description of the outcome as to draw on the very themes of life itself in this sonic journey through time, space, and the mind.

All in all, this well produced music can be a portal to step into another imaginary world, offering a nice balance between space and power.
Nice going, guys!


Website: www.jonjenkins.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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