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JAJA - Endless (Digital Download EP)

 
JAJA - Milky Way (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
JAJA - Sparkles (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
JAJA - Starlight (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
JAJA - Stellamare (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
JAJA - Stellaris (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
JAMACARU - Nebelland (Digital Download)

 
JANNEH - Love Times Time (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
JANNEH - Solarization (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - Electronica 1: The Time Machine (Lp/CD/Digital Download)

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

 
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - Oxygene 3 (LP/CD/Digital Download)

 
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)

 
EDDIE JOBSON - Theme of Secrets (Lp/CD)

 
SVERRE KNUT JOHANSEN - Antarctica (Digital Download)

 
SVERRE KNUT JOHANSEN - Distant Shore (cd)

 
SVERRE KNUT JOHANSEN - Earth From Above (CD/Digital Download)

 
SVERRE KNUT JOHANSEN - Planets (CD)

 
JAMES JOHNSON & APERUS - Ecotone (cd)

 
JAMES JOHNSON & ROBERT SCOTT THOMPSON - Forgotten Places (CD/Digital Download)

 
JAMES JOHNSON & STEPHEN PHILIPS - Lost at Dunn’s Lake (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
BIFF JOHNSON - Mirage at the Crossroads (cd)

 
BIFF JOHNSON - Reading the Bones (cd)

 
JAMES JOHNSON - Echoes (cd-r)

 
JAMES JOHNSON - Entering Twilight (cd)

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

 
JAMES JOHNSON - Linger (CD-r)

 
JAMES JOHNSON - Surrender (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
JAMES JOHNSON - The Butterfly Chamber (CD)

 
JAMES JOHNSON - Unity (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
STEVE JOLLIFFE - Poland (cd)

 
FRYDERYK JONA - Wind Experience (CD/Digital Download)

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

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


JAJA
Milky Way
CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Cyan Music, 2016
Sonically, things continue on "Milky Way" as we know from Jaja’s previous albums with the immense galaxy and Milky Way still as the core inspiration for deep cosmic journeying.

This time around Jana Rockstroh delivered a double album with three extended textural drone tracks (Part I - Under the Stars (1:00:24); Part II - Approaching Infinity (38:19); Part III - The Creation of Stars (25:55), implementing her voice on a few spots on Part II. Although there is a soothing, blissful sense to the outcome, mysterious swirls keep morphing beyond and underneath the nebulous nightscapes as they drift into and through very quiet, darker environs.

It’s like the cosmos is breathing in and out very slowly as we traverse through remote and infinite drony spaces. Overall I’d say Purfoze’s classic "Songs of the Earth" is a reference for this lengthy nocturnal escapade (although not creating the same impact).

Website: www.cyan-music.com/jaja

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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