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RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL - Time & Motion (cd)

 
RAINBOW SERPENT - Live @ Liphook 2007 (cd)

 
RAINBOW SERPENT - Stranger (cd)

 
RAINBOW SERPENT / FANGER & SCHöNWäLDER - Elektrik Cowboys (cd)

 
RAMP - Astral Disaster (live at Bochum Planetarium) (CD)

 
RAMP - Debris (cd)

 
RAMP - Doombient.Five – Archetypes (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
RAMP - Doombient.Three – Kalte Sterne (cd-r)

 
RAMP - Electric Karma (Digital Download)

 
RAMP - Looking Back in Anger – a decade of misfits '96- (cd)

 
RAMP - Oughtibridge (cd)

 
RAMP - Return (cd)

 
RAMP - Steel and Steam (cd)

 
RAMSAYGEE - Exotique (Digital Download)

 
RAPHAEL - Angels of the Deep (cd)

 
RASAL.ASAD - Asuna (cd)

 
RASAL.ASAD - Space.Scape (cd)

 
RASALHAGUE - Rage inside the Window (cd)

 
JULIAN RAY - Argonauts of Kosmos (cd-r)

 
RAYGUN BALLET - World That Wasn’t (CD/Digital Download)

 
COLIN RAYMENT - Acclimation (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
COLIN RAYMENT - Continental Divide (cd-r)

 
REALTIME - Lights of the Universe (cd-r)

 
GILES REAVES WITH AASHID HIMMONS - The Deep End (cd-r)

 
GILES REAVES - Sea of Glass (cd)

 
GILES REAVES - Wunjo (cd)

 
UWE RECKZEH - Altitude 30000 (cd-r)

 
UWE RECKZEH - Mirror Images (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
UWE RECKZEH - Subsesizer (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
UWE RECKZEH - Unnatural Light (cd)

 
UWE RECKZEH - Virtual Minds (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
RED PLANET ORCHESTRA - Aurora Symphony (Digital Download)

 
RED PLANET ORCHESTRA - Secrets of Eternity (Digital Download)

 
RED PLANET ORCHESTRA - We Breathe Together (Digital Download)

 
REDSHIFT - Colder (cd)

 
REDSHIFT - Last (cd)

 
REDSHIFT - Turning Towards Us (cd)

 
REDSHIFT - Wild 3 (cd)

 
THE REDUNDANT ROCKER - Heart (cd)

 
KEVIN REES - Pools of Instability (cd-r)

 
REMANENCE - A Strange Constellation of Events (cd-r)

 
REMANENCE - Lamkhyer (3-inch cd-r)

 
REMOTE SPACES - Silos (cd-r)

 
REMOTION - Between Fiction and Reality (cd)

 
REMOTION - Beyond Reality (Digital Ep)

 
REMY - EoD (cd)

 
REMY - Exhibition of Dreams (10th anniversary edition) (cd)

 
REMY - I-dentity (cd)

 
REMY - The Great Church Trilogy (cd)

 
REMY - This Is Not The End (cd)

 
REMY & MY BREATH MY MUSIC - Sessions 2012 (CD/Digital Download)

 
REMY & SYNTH.NL - PrimiTiveS (cd)

 
RESONANT DRIFT - Flow Mingled Down (cd)

 
RESONANT DRIFT - Full Circle (cd/Digital Download)

 
RESONANT DRIFT - Passages (cd)

 
RESONANT DRIFT - Resonant Drift (cd-r)

 
RESONANT DRIFT - The Call (cd)

 
MARKUS REUTER & ROBERT RICH - Eleven Questions (cd)

 
MARKUS REUTER & ZERO OHMS - The Sun Is Just The Sun, But The Stars They Call T (Digital Download)

 
MARKUS REUTER & [‘RAMP] - Ceasing to Exist (cd)

 
REVIVAL - The Longest Dream (cd)

 
RHEA - Crescent (cd-r/Lp)

 
RHEA - The True Color of Titan’s Lakes (cd-r)

 
ROBERT RICH & ALIO DIE - Fissures (cd)

 
ROBERT RICH & FARYUS - Zerkalo (cd)

 
ROBERT RICH & IAN BODDY - Lithosphere (cd)

 
ROBERT RICH & IAN BODDY - React (cd)

 
ROBERT RICH & LISA MOSCOW - Yearning (CD/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT RICH & LUSTMORD - Stalker (cd)

 
ROBERT RICH & STEVE ROACH - Strata (cd)

 
ROBERT RICH - Atlas Dei (dvd)

 
ROBERT RICH - Calling Down The Sky (cd)

 
ROBERT RICH - Echo of Small Things (cd)

 
ROBERT RICH - Electric Ladder (cd)

 
ROBERT RICH - Gaudi (cd)

 
ROBERT RICH - Humidity (cd)

 
ROBERT RICH - Medicine Box (CD/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT RICH - Michael Somoroff’s Illumination (cd)

 
ROBERT RICH - Morphology (cd/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT RICH - Nest (CD/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT RICH - Open Window (cd)

 
ROBERT RICH - Propagation (cd)

 
ROBERT RICH - Trances/Drones (cd)

 
ROBERT RICH - Ylang (cd)

 
RICOCHET GATHERING - Keep On (cd)

 
RIGEL CENTAURUS - Area of Habitat (Digital Download)

 
RIGEL CENTAURUS - Atlas Coelestis (Digital Download)

 
RIGEL CENTAURUS - Into Infinity (Digital Download)

 
RISING STAR - ...By Imagination (cd-r)

 
RISING STAR - Cosmic Works (cd-r)

 
RISING STAR - Totally Space (cd-r)

 
EDWARD RIZO - Soundscapes Volume One (Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH & BRIAN PARNHAM - The Desert Inbetween (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH & BYRON METCALF - Tales from the Ultra Tribe (cd/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH & DIRK SERRIES - Low Volume Music (CD/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH & ERIK WøLLO - Stream of Thought (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH & ERIK WøLLO - The Road Eternal (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH & KELLY DAVID - The Long Night (cd/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH & MARK SEELIG - Nightbloom (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH & ROBERT RICH - Soma (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH & VIDNA OBMANA - Cavern of Sirens (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH & VIDNA OBMANA - Spirit Dome/Live Archive (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH & VIR UNIS - Blood Machine (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH & VIR UNIS - Body Electric (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH, BYRON METCALF & MARK SEELIG - Mantram (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - A Deeper Silence (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Afterlight (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - All is Now (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Arc of Passion (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - At the Edge of Everything (cd/digital download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Back to Life (CD/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Darkest before Dawn (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Destination Beyond (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Dynamic Stillness (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Early Man (cd/digital download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Empetus (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Fever Dreams (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Fever Dreams III (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Future Flows (CD/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Groove Immersion (CD/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Holding the Space: Fever Dreams II (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Immersion Five: Circadian Rhythms (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Immersion: Four (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Immersion: One (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Immersion: Three (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Immersion: Two (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Journey of One (The Tribal Ambient Era, Live 1996) (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Kairos (dvd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Landmass (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Life Sequence (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Live at Grace Cathedral (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Live at SoundQuest Fest (CD/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Live Transmission (cd/digital download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - New Life Dreaming (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - On this Planet (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Places Beyond: The Lost Pieces 4 (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Possible Planet (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Proof Positive (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Pure Flow (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Quiet Music (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Quiet Music (The Original 3-Hour Collection) (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Sigh of Ages (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Slow Heat (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Soul Tones (cd/digital download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Space and Time: An introduction to the soundworlds (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Spiral Meditations (cd/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Storm Surge - live at Nearfest- (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Stormwarning (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Structures from Silence (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Structures from Silence (30th Anniversary 3-CD) (cd/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Texture Maps (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - The Delicate Forever (cd/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - The Magnificent Void (cd)

 
HANS-JOACHIM ROEDELIUS & TIM STORY - Inlandish (cd)

 
ROGIER - From the Shadow to the Sun (cd)

 
ROMERIUM - Pharaoh’s Immortality (cd)

 
ROMERIUM - Solar Sequences (cd-r)

 
THOMAS RONKIN - Precursors (cd-r)

 
THOMAS RONKIN - Symmetric (cd)

 
THOMAS RONKIN - Within; Distance (cd)

 
ROOMS DELAYED - Nothing Lighter (Digital Download EP)

 
WALTER ROOS - Buddhas Breeze (cd-r/digital download)

 
LEONARDO ROSADO - Opaque Glitter (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
JOHN ROSE - Cosmogenesis (cd-r)

 
NORMAN ROSE - Space Trails (cd-r)

 
STEVE ROSE - The Diminishing Day (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROSE - Twin Earth: Collected Ambient Works (cd-r)

 
SAM ROSENTHAL - The Passage (CD/Digital Download)

 
THE ROSSWELL INCIDENT - Escape (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
THE ROSSWELL INCIDENT - Hunted (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
THE ROSSWELL INCIDENT - The Crash (cd-r)

 
WALTER CHRISTIAN ROTHE AND FRIENDS - Centillion 303 (Digital Download)

 
WALTER CHRISTIAN ROTHE AND FRIENDS - Two for Green: Bulgaria (Digital Download)

 
WALTER CHRISTIAN ROTHE - Alice (Digital Download)

 
WALTER CHRISTIAN ROTHE - One Night in Paris (Digital Download)

 
WALTER CHRISTIAN ROTHE - Zebra (Digital Download)

 
FRéDéRICK ROUSSEAU - Abyss (cd)

 
MARK ROWND - Painting Twilight (cd)

 
PRZEMYSłAW RUDź - Cerulean Legacy (cd)

 
PRZEMYSłAW RUDź - Cosmocological Tales (cd)

 
PRZEMYSłAW RUDź - Discreet Charm of an Imperfect Symmetry (cd/Digital Download)

 
PRZEMYSłAW RUDź - Pain/tings (cd/Digital Download)

 
PRZEMYSłAW RUDź - Self-Replicating Intelligent Spawn (cd)

 
PRZEMYSłAW RUDź - Summa Technologiae (cd)


MARK ROWND
Painting Twilight
CD, Spotted Peccary Music, 1998
The title of this 1998-release on the ambitious, high-quality label Spotted Peccary, pretty well describes the overall atmosphere and feel of the music.
The type of music covered on "Painting Twilight" (the second album by Los Angeles-based musician Mark Rownd) is "tribal ambient-space music", for which an assortment of percussive instruments was used to shape the light poly-rhythmic sonic structures next to various synths.


The introspective, very nicely rendered soundtextures show traces of the music of Jeff Pearce, Steve Roach, Tim Story and even Brian Eno, making things slow down easily.
To me, the nine minute "Eyes of Azure", featuring some beautiful ethereal female vocals, sure is the highlight of the album.

All in all, the well produced and mastered sonic content of "Painting Twilight" is a perfect relaxation companion when watching the sky turn into multiple colours and shapes as the sun works its magic.
Nice going, Mark!

Website: www.markrownd.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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