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DINO PACIFICI - The Float Zone (cd)

 
CRAIG PADILLA & SKIP MURPHY - Analog Destination (cd)

 
CRAIG PADILLA & SKIP MURPHY - Planetary Elements (CD-r)

 
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 - Heaven Condensed (CD/Digital Download)

 
CRAIG PADILLA - Sonar (Lp)

 
CRAIG PADILLA - The Heart of the Soul (cd)

 
CRAIG PADILLA - Vostok (cd)

 
MICHAEL PADILLA - Atmospheres (Ambient Works Vol. One) (Lp + 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 & ALIO DIE - Elusive Metaphor (cd)

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

 
PARALLEL WORLDS & IAN BODDY - Exit Strategy (cd)

 
PARALLEL WORLDS & SELF OSCILLATE - World Adapter (CD/Digital Download)

 
PARIKRAMA - Manusyaloka (cd)

 
PARIKRAMA - The Silent Bōn (cd)

 
BRIAN PARNHAM - Between Here and There (cd)

 
BRIAN PARNHAM - Mantle (cd)

 
BRIAN PARNHAM - See None, Hear None, Speak None (CD/Digital Download)

 
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 - Puja (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)

 
PARTICLE IMAGE VELOCIMETRY - Molecule Assembler (Digital Download)

 
PATTERNS OF THE SKY - The Long Flight (cd)

 
JEFF PEARCE - Bleed (cd)

 
JEFF PEARCE - From the Darker Seasons (CD/Digital Download)

 
JEFF PEARCE - In the Season of Fading Light (Digital Download)

 
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)

 
PERGE - Aural Coefficients within a Fractal Plane (The Sec (cd-r/digital download)

 
PERGE - Green Dessert (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
PERGE - Pleonasms (The Secret Tapes Vol. 2) (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
M. PERSSON - Sounds: A New Time (Digital Download)

 
M. PERSSON - Sounds: Hydra (Digital Download)

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

 
MARTIN PETERS - Angels of Nowhere (CD/Digital Download)

 
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 - An October Evening (CD-r/DVD-r/Digital Downlo)

 
PHOBOS - Approaching Dark Space (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
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)

 
PHROZENLIGHT - Starlight (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
ANDY PICKFORD & PAUL NAGLE - S.T.D.M. – Ramayana (CD)

 
ANDY PICKFORD - Terraformer (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 - Way Out (CD/Digital Download)

 
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)

 
POLLARD/DANIEL/BOOTH - Volume 7 (Digital Download/CD-r)

 
ALBY POTTS - Dreaming for Real (cd)

 
DAN POUND - Aurora (cd-r)

 
DAN POUND - Change of Weather (CD/Digital Download)

 
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 - Life Giving (cd/Digital Download)

 
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 - Shadows of the Heart (CD/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 ANDREW ROTTEN - En Passant (CD)

 
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)

 
PURL - Deep Ground (CD/Digital Download)

 
PURL - Evighet (Digital Download)

 
PURL & SINIUS - Oceans of Sound (LP/Digital Download)

 
PYRAMAXX - Distance (cd)

 
PYRAMAXX - Move (CD)

 
PYRAMID PEAK - 5vor12 (cd)

 
PYRAMID PEAK - Anatomy (cd/Digital Download)

 
PYRAMID PEAK - Evolution (cd)

 
PYRAMID PEAK - Roots (cd)


STEPHEN PARSICK FEAT. COSMIC HOFFMANN
Blasters of the Universe
CD-R, Private Release, 2008
"Blasters of the Universe" is a compilation of eight live and improvised tracks from the vaults of Mr Parsick from the period 1999-2001, in which he collaborated with Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock, aka Cosmic Hoffmann.
Created during various spontaneous sessions and rehearsals, I consider it a vintage recording in more than one way, as lots of mesmerizing analogue sounds pass by.

The nicely sequenced 6-minute title track is already very tasty one, followed by the warm mellotron improvisations and captivating impact of the Yamaha CS80 on „Psychedelhi". The free form and highly atmospheric "Spazedaze" is a more adventurous outing with experimental but still pleasant elements, plus a tad of Schulze’s album „Dune".

The motif of the MoM-track „Music for Paradise" (played on a Rhodes piano) opens „Paradise Now!", to which synth layers and solo’s are added next to the moody sounds of birds, fogs, rain and thunderstorms. Vintage and building sequencer patterns start out on „The Ace of Space", to which synth layers from the Megatron later on try to give the piece some further icing and content, but this track sounds rather empty and superficial to my ears.

Fortunately, the highly atmospheric „Astronomina Domina" makes up for that with its beautiful, dreamy impact. Shivers down my spine as I heard these quiet, elevating soundscapes, mellotron textures, guitar and sitar licks slowly unfold before the minds eye.

The 15-minute "Cosmic Caravan" is another gem which starts out sounding rather rough and energetic, running into an attractive but abstract, psychedelic sound painting in which Stephen plays the RMI Harmonic Synthesizer for real-time sequencing.

The rawer sound paintings of "Fear" (the last track on the album) have a nice straight-forward impact, especially when the shifting sequence-pattern starts growing, making things take off for real.

"Blasters of the Universe" was made available in a strictly limited batch of only 25 hand-numbered copies.

Website: www.parsick.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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