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DINO PACIFICI - The Float Zone (cd)

 
CRAIG PADILLA & SKIP MURPHY - Analog Destination (cd)

 
CRAIG PADILLA & ZERO OHMS - When the Earth is Far Away (CD/Digital Download)

 
CRAIG PADILLA - Below The Mountain (cd)

 
CRAIG PADILLA - Genesis (cd)

 
CRAIG PADILLA - Sonar (Lp)

 
CRAIG PADILLA - The Heart of the Soul (cd)

 
CRAIG PADILLA - Vostok (cd)

 
CRAIG PADILLA, ZERO OHMS & SKIP MURPHY - Beyond the Portal (cd)

 
CRAIG PADILLA/SENDELICA - Strange Fish 1 (Lp)

 
PAN ELECTRIC - Conscious Pilot (cd-r)

 
PANTHA DU PRINCE - This Bliss (cd)

 
PARALLEL WORLDS - Far Away Light (cd-r)

 
PARALLEL WORLDS - Insight (cd-r)

 
PARALLEL WORLDS - Obsessive Surrealism (cd)

 
PARALLEL WORLDS - Shade (cd)

 
PARALLEL WORLDS & ALIO DIE - Circo Divino (cd)

 
PARALLEL WORLDS & DAVE BESSELL - Morphogenic (CD/Digital Download)

 
PARALLEL WORLDS & IAN BODDY - Exit Strategy (cd)

 
PARIKRAMA - Manusyaloka (cd)

 
PARIKRAMA - The Silent Bōn (cd)

 
BRIAN PARNHAM - Between Here and There (cd)

 
BRIAN PARNHAM - Mantle (cd)

 
BRIAN PARNHAM - The Broken Silence (cd)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK & MARKUS REUTER - Lament (cd)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK FEAT. COSMIC HOFFMANN - Blasters of the Universe (cd-r)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK - Cambrium -music for protozoa- (cd-r)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK - Cambrium -music for protozoa- (cd)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK - Cold Storage (cd-r)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK - Cryotainer –music for gasometers- (cd-r)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK - Deltaplan -muziek voor polders- (cd-r)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK - Fuzzstars -music for planetariums Vol. 2- (cd-r)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK - Gronland - music for glaciers- (cd-r)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK - Hoellenengel (cd)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK - Permafrost -music for hibernation (cd-r)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK - Planetary Music (cd-r)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK - Rhizophora -music for mangroves- (cd-r)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK - Schwartzschild -music for planetariums- (cd-r)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK - Sediments -music from 1989 to 1994- (cd-r)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK - Tektonik - music for earthquakes- (cd-r)

 
STEPHEN PARSICK - Traces of the Past redux (cd)

 
KENNETH JOHN PARSONS - Tribute to Andrei Tarkovsy's Solaris (cd)

 
DAVID PARSONS - Akash (cd)

 
DAVID PARSONS - Dorje Ling (cd)

 
DAVID PARSONS - Earthlight (cd)

 
DAVID PARSONS - Himalaya (cd)

 
DAVID PARSONS - Inner Places (cd)

 
DAVID PARSONS - Jyoti (cd)

 
DAVID PARSONS - Shaman (cd)

 
DAVID PARSONS - Stupa (cd)

 
DAVID PARSONS - Surya (cd)

 
DAVID PARSONS - Tibetan Plateau + Sounds of the Mothership (cd)

 
DAVID PARSONS - Vajra (cd)

 
DAVID PARSONS - Yatra (cd)

 
PATTERNS OF THE SKY - The Long Flight (cd)

 
JEFF PEARCE - Bleed (cd)

 
JEFF PEARCE - Lingering Light (cd)

 
JEFF PEARCE - Tenderness and Fatality (cd)

 
JEFF PEARCE - The Hidden Rift (cd)

 
JEFF PEARCE - The Light Beyond (cd)

 
JEFF PEARCE - To the Shores of Heaven (cd)

 
JEFF PEARCE - Vestiges (cd)

 
DAVE PECK - Endo-Spectra (cd)

 
M. PERSSON - Sounds: Strange Skies (cd-r)

 
PHAENON - His Master's Voice (cd)

 
PHELIOS - Astral Unity (cd)

 
PHELIOS - Gates of Atlantis (cd/digital download)

 
PHELIOS & STEPHEN PARSICK - It always rains in Wuppertal (cd-r)

 
STEPHEN PHILIPS - Dagboken (cd-r)

 
PHOBOS - Darker (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
PHOBOS - Darkness Within (cd-r/digital download)

 
PHOBOS - Live on Earth (Live at Awakenings) (cd-r/digital download)

 
PHOBOS - Moments in Sound (Digital Download)

 
PHOBOS - Monolith (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
PHOBOS - One Moment Live (Digital Download)

 
PHOBOS - Sector Four (Digital Download)

 
PHOBOS - This Desolate Place (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
PHRAGMENTS - New Kings and New Queens (cd)

 
PICTURE PALACE MUSIC - Curriculum Vitae I (The Aside Ones) (cd)

 
PICTURE PALACE MUSIC - Indulge the Passion (cd)

 
PICTURE PALACE MUSIC - Metropolis Poetry (cd)

 
PICTURE PALACE MUSIC - Midsummer (cd)

 
PICTURE PALACE MUSIC - Music for Vampires (cd)

 
PICTURE PALACE MUSIC - Somnabulistic Tunes (cd/Digital Download)

 
JIM PIETKIVICH - Inner Worlds (cd)

 
JIM PIETKIVICH - Spiral Journey (cd)

 
PILLION - Centillion (cd)

 
PILLION - Halcyon (cd/Digital Download)

 
PJUSK - Tele (CD/Digital Download)

 
POLARIS - Background Stories (cd)

 
POLARIS & KRZYSZTOF HORN - Collision (cd)

 
BRENDAN POLLARD & MORE - Collection Volume One (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
BRENDAN POLLARD & MORE - Collection Volume Three (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
BRENDAN POLLARD & MORE - Collection Volume Two (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
BRENDAN POLLARD - Expansion (cd)

 
BRENDAN POLLARD - Flux Echoes (cd)

 
BRENDAN POLLARD - Live in Concert 2006 part 1 & 2 and more (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
BRENDAN POLLARD, JAVI CANOVAS, ADRIAN DOLENTE, MIC - Two Roads (cd)

 
POLLARD/DANIEL/BOOTH - 3 (cd-r)

 
POLLARD/DANIEL/BOOTH - 5 (cd-r/digital download)

 
POLLARD/DANIEL/BOOTH - Live at Awakenings 18-09-10 (cd-r)

 
POLLARD/DANIEL/BOOTH - Pollard/Daniel/Booth (cd-r)

 
POLLARD/DANIEL/BOOTH - September 2009 jams (cd-r)

 
POLLARD/DANIEL/BOOTH - Six (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
POLLARD/DANIEL/BOOTH - Volume 2 (cd-r)

 
ALBY POTTS - Dreaming for Real (cd)

 
DAN POUND - Aurora (cd-r)

 
DAN POUND - Cocoon (CD/Digital Download)

 
DAN POUND - Dream Spaces (cd-r)

 
DAN POUND - Eros Thanatos (cd/digital download)

 
DAN POUND - Esoterica (cd)

 
DAN POUND - Interlace (cd)

 
DAN POUND - Living Planet (cd)

 
DAN POUND - Medusazoa (cd-r)

 
DAN POUND - Night Watch (cd)

 
DAN POUND - Return to Other Worlds (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
DAN POUND - Spherical (CD/Digital Download)

 
DAN POUND - Tantra Majik (cd-r)

 
DAN POUND - Trance Meditation (cd)

 
DAN POUND - Wolf Moon (cd-r)

 
PROCER VENEFICUS - Saltwater & Glassmoon (cd-r)

 
PROJECT EARTH - Tak Ze (CD/12inch)

 
PROJECT TWO POINT ONE - Hydrythmix (cd)

 
PROJEKT ERDE - 11:11 (cd)

 
PROJEKT ERDE - Mysterious Vibrations (cd)

 
DORIAN PRZYSTALSKI - Antimatter (cd-r)

 
PSICODREAMICS - Fantasynth (cd-r)

 
PSICODREAMICS - Mythomusic (remastered) (cd-r)

 
PSICODREAMICS - The Garden (cd-r)

 
PURFOZE - Songs of the Earth (cd-r)

 
PURFOZE - Songs of the Stars (Sterrenstukken) (cd-r)

 
PYRAMID PEAK - 5vor12 (cd)

 
PYRAMID PEAK - Anatomy (cd/Digital Download)

 
PYRAMID PEAK - Evolution (cd)


CRAIG PADILLA
Below The Mountain
CD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2008
"Below the Mountain" is a beautiful ambient and deep space offering by skilled electronic musician Craig Padilla.

Created on analogue synthesizers for the most biggest part, the concept album was inspired by the environments surrounding Mt. Shasta. This has led to seven pieces of carefully moulded in-depth ambient music with a highly contemplative, cinematic impact.
Music wise, it continues along the road Craig has been investigating on his previous releases on Spotted Peccary, but also Steve Roach and the classic Berliner School of music.

"Currents" sets off with beautiful woven textures and vintage sounds and effects, followed by some great sequencing and warm expanding textures in Roach-style in "Woven Planet".

The warm soundings of "Wandering Thought" continue in a more pastoral manner, before we move into he engaging realms and effects of "Endless Road".

The 18-minute track "Windspell" is dedicated to the late Michael Garrison (Windspell was actually the name of Michael’s record label), so it won’t be a surprise this piece contains some of Garrison’s typical musical trademarks mingled with Craig expanding, spacious sonics.
"First Light" is a lush ambient interlude, in which warm blankets of textures and nice sequencing melt.

The 22-minute closing track "Alturas" features the beautiful vocals of Craig’s wife Brooke, which nicely melt with the sounds of vintage electronics and sequencing. Things start in a rather melancholic manner, but soon take off for a great cinematic voyage.

All in all, very nicely done, Craig.

Website: www.craigpadilla.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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