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MA JA LE & JAMES JOHNSON - Live Under a Harvest Moon (cd-r)

 
MAGIC SOUND FABRIC - Uplift Drift (cd)

 
MAGNETRON - Photonic Waves (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
MARK MAHONEY - If Dreams were Clouds (cd-r)

 
MAITREYA - .74 (cd)

 
MAITREYA - From the Mothership (cd)

 
MAITREYA - Telluric Waves (cd)

 
MAKO - Forms of Life (cd)

 
MAKO - In Other Regions (lp)

 
MAKO - Meeting with the Sea (lp)

 
MANK - Awen (Digital Download)

 
MANK - Gutta-Percha (Digital Download)

 
MANK - Isbjorn (cd-r)

 
MANK - Solipsism (Digital Download)

 
MANTARAY - Numinous Island (cd)

 
MARA'S TORMENT - MT96061 (cd-r)

 
MARCOMé - Seven Seas (cd/digital download)

 
MARCONI UNION - A Lost Connection (cd-r)

 
JON MARK - A Celtic Story (cd)

 
JON MARK - Alhambra (cd)

 
JON MARK - Land of Merlin (cd)

 
JON MARK - The Standing Stones of Callanish (cd)

 
MARSEN JULES - Nostalgia (CD/Digital Download)

 
DEBORAH MARTIN & CHERYL GALLAGHER - Tibet (cd)

 
DEBORAH MARTIN & ERIK WøLLO - Between Worlds (cd)

 
DEBORAH MARTIN & J. ARIF VERNER - Anno Domini (cd)

 
DEBORAH MARTIN - Deep Roots, Hidden Water (remastered) (cd)

 
DEBORAH MARTIN - Eye of the Wizard (CD/Digital Download)

 
DEBORAH MARTIN - Under the Moon (CD/Digital Download)

 
MARTIN/KLAMT/ROWND - Convergence (cd)

 
MASSERGY - A Novel Sense of Calm (Digital Download)

 
DAVID MICHAEL MATUCH - Before Reality (cd)

 
MAX VAN RICHTER - Portal (Digital Download EP)

 
MAZMONETH - Music by Mirrors (cd)

 
MICHAEL MEARA - Abstractus Somnarium: Deep Space Meditations (cd-r)

 
MICHAEL MEARA - Contemplation 1: Void in Form (Digital Download)

 
MICHAEL MEARA - Frost (Digital Download)

 
MICHAEL MEARA - The Last Days of Autumn (cd-r)

 
MICHAEL MEARA - Timeworn (Digital Download)

 
MICHAEL MEARA - To Resonate & Glow (Digital Download)

 
MICHAEL MEARA - Zymal (Digital Download)

 
MEGABYTE - Powerplay (cd)

 
MEGATONE - Pure Land (cd-r)

 
MEMORY GEIST - Benthos (Digital Download)

 
MEMORY GEIST - Funereal Cavern (cd)

 
MARK MERCURY - Music from the Cycles of Spheres (cd)

 
MARK MERCURY - Music of the Domes (cd)

 
MARK MERCURY - The Art of Space (CD)

 
PETER MERGENER & KLAUS HOFFMANN-HOOCK - Visions of Asia (cd)

 
PETER MERGENER - Creatures (cd)

 
PETER MERGENER - Creatures 2020 (CD/Digital Download)

 
PETER MERGENER - Passage in Time (cd)

 
PETER MERGENER - Phonetic Society (cd)

 
PETER MERGENER - Take Off (cd)

 
CLAUDIO MERLINI - The Colours of Music (cd)

 
BYRON METCALF, DASHMESH KHALSA & STEVE ROACH - Dream Tracker (cd)

 
BYRON METCALF, MARK SELIG & STEVE ROACH - Nada Terma (cd)

 
ROBERT BEAU MICHAELS - Dance of Ecstasy – Dance Music to free the spirit (cd-r)

 
ROBERT BEAU MICHAELS - Radio Cosmos - Music From Out of This World (Digital Download)

 
ROBERT BEAU MICHAELS - The Wasteland -music for an apocalyptic world- (cd-r)

 
ROBERT BEAU MICHAELS - Zero Point –Music to Disappear in- (cd-r)

 
PETER MILLER - The Violet Flame (CD)

 
RICK MILLER - Starsong (Mc/CD-r/Digital Download)

 
MIND OVER MATTER - Indian Meditation (cd)

 
MIND OVER MATTER - Indian Meditation II (cd)

 
MIND OVER MATTER - On the Wings of the Wind (cd)

 
MINDGLIDE - Down the Light (Digital Download)

 
MINDGLIDE - Radiance (Digital Download)

 
MINDGLIDE - Tangent (Digital Download)

 
THE MINISTRY OF INSIDE THINGS - Contact Point (cd)

 
THE MINISTRY OF INSIDE THINGS - Everlasting Moment (cd)

 
MIRRORED MERIDIAN - A Sense of Wonder Vols 1 & 2 (cd-r/Digital download)

 
MIRRORED MERIDIAN - Heliolatry (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
MISTER VAPOR VS ALTUS - Falling Out Of Orbit (cd-r)

 
ARNOLD MITCHEM - Desert Dreams (cd)

 
MODULARWHITE - Alpa (cd)

 
MODULARWHITE - Canada (cd-r)

 
MON0 - Monolith (Digital Download)

 
MON0 - Monolog (Digital Download)

 
MON0 - Multifidus (cd-r)

 
MON0 - Proficisci (cd-r)

 
MONOLAKE - HongKong (cd)

 
MOONBOOTER - Cosmoclimax (cd)

 
MOONBOOTER - Cosmologica (cd)

 
MOONBOOTER - Cosmophonica (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
MOONBOOTER - Orbit Number 2 (cd-r)

 
MOONBOOTER - World of Apes 1 (cd)

 
MOONBOOTER - World of Apes 2 (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
MOONBOOTER - Zeitenwende (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
MOONSATELLITE - Dark Summer (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
MOONSATELLITE - Earth Gravity (cd-r)

 
MOONSATELLITE - Low Life (cd-r)

 
MOONSATELLITE - Missing Time (cd)

 
MOONSATELLITE - Sequencer I (cd-r)

 
MOONSATELLITE - Sessions (Digital Download)

 
MOONSATELLITE - Unendlich Sequenzer, Sequenzer Vol. 2 (cd-r)

 
MOONSATELLITE - Whispers of the Moon (CD-r)

 
STEVE MOORE - Light Echoes (cd/Digital Download)

 
MORPHEUSZ - Days of Delerium & Nocturnal Nightmares (Chapter O (cd)

 
MORPHEUSZ - Garden Gnomes & Goblins (cd)

 
MORPHEUSZ - Tantalizing Thoughts at the Dawn of Dreams (Chapte (cd)

 
SHANE MORRIS & MYSTIFIED - Emergence (CD/Digital Download)

 
SHANE MORRIS & MYSTIFIED - Epoch (CD/Digital Download)

 
SHANE MORRIS & MYSTIFIED - Evolution (CD/Digital Download)

 
JAMES MURRAY - Eyes to the Height (CD/Digital Download)

 
JAMES MURRAY - Where Edges Meet (cd)

 
MYSTICAL SUN - Primordial Atmospheres (cd)

 
MYTHOS - Gallery Concerts (cd)

 
MYTHOS - Grand Prix (cd)

 
MYTHOS - Surround Sound Offensive (cd)

 
MYTHOS - Unabsteigbar! (cd-r)


DEBORAH MARTIN & J. ARIF VERNER
Anno Domini
CD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2007
This release is made by two long time artists of the Spotted Peccary stall. With such an album-title one expects a bit of a sacred record, which indeed is the case.

The cd takes off with the beautiful heavenly & sacred soundings of "Kyrie", featuring Martin’s voice next to great uplifting textures. Next comes "Spiritus", which continues the path of drifting, sedative soundscaping with twinkling accents.

The airy vocals on the nicely sculptured title-track sound rather reminiscent of Pascal Languirand’s vocals on his classic album "The Harmonia Universalia". The fourth track "Vicis Pro Vices" takes off with rather superficial sounding textures, but at the 5-minute mark the sounds start to built before reaching a climax.

The last three tracks of the album also can’t compete with the high quality music of the first half. "Illuminata" (with almost ten minutes the longest piece), contains some distant percussion and soft spoken words but not much evolving soundscapes.
The same goes for the "Dona Nobis Pacem", setting off with bell sounds and guitar, culminating in a more melodic, still instrumental song, but for me still not leaving much impression. Swirling, David Sylvian-like guitar layers and airy textures on "Inter Astrum" close the album, and although sounding a bit better compared to the content of the former 3 tracks, it stays mediocre.

I would have loved to hear some more bass drones & compositional quality as heard in the first few tracks, but the second half of the album lacks all these elements.
Therefore, this cd gets 2,5 stars out of 5.

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© Bert Strolenberg

 
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