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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 - Somnabulistic Tunes (cd/Digital Download)

 
PICTURE PALACE MUSIC - Symphony for Vampires (cd)

 
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
Permafrost -music for hibernation
CD-R, Private Release, 2010
The music of "Permafrost" (music for hibernation) was initially set in motion by a nine-hour sleep concert Stephen Parsick contributed music to in 2009, produced with the idea of allowing the listener to create your own "sleep concert" at home.
Then, from December 2009 til March 2010, Western Europe suffered from a severe and unusually long and cold winter, which gave an extra boost of inspiration to create music mirroring cold and frosty conditions.

During the process of refining and carving the core elements for the soundscapes, Parsick applied a digital multi-track recorder, a variety of analogue and digital synthesisers, sampling systems, processors, his usual loop devices. He even "played" ice by running a range of drones and sounds through the ice of a solidly frozen lake while close-miking the outcome, which he would later use for processing and creating sounds.

Well, the music of "Permafrost" is all about dense, slow morphing and flowing textural plains with organic elements demanding focussed listening.
Moreover, these vast sonic landscapes are gradually evolving and moving forward like a glacier while the listener is being submerged deeper and deeper in an imminent cold, remote and sometimes even otherworldly environment with no boundary conditions.
"Permafrost" is an intense sound experience by all means. Well done, Stephen!


There are actually two versions available of this impressive work of (what Stephen refers to as) dark glacial ambient music: there’s the full three-hour score (a download-only which can be bought through MusicZeit), while a slightly abridged edition of the album is available as cd-r on demand (in the usual all-black livery) from Stephen directly.

Website: www.parsick.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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