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RADIANT MIND - Sense (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
RADIANT MIND - Strands (CD/Digital Download)

 
RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL - Frozen North (CD/Digital Download)

 
RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL - Knutsford in May (CD/Digital Download)

 
RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL - Republic (CD/Digital Download)

 
RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL - Time & Motion (cd)

 
RAINBOW SERPENT - Live @ Liphook 2007 (cd)

 
RAINBOW SERPENT - Stranger (cd)

 
RAINBOW SERPENT - The 8th Nerve (CD/Digital Download)

 
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 - Doombient.Two - A Declaration of War (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)

 
RAMP - Synchronize or Die (CD/Digital Download)

 
RAMSAYGEE - Exotique (Digital Download)

 
RAPHAEL - Angels of the Deep (cd)

 
RAPOON - Song from the end of the world (CD/Digital Download)

 
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 - Abstract Dimensions (CD-r/Digital Download)

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

 
COLIN RAYMENT - Beyond the Aurora (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 - The Human (Digital Download)

 
RED PLANET ORCHESTRA - We Breathe Together (Digital Download)

 
REDSHIFT - Colder (cd)

 
REDSHIFT - Last (cd)

 
REDSHIFT - Life to come (CD/Digital Download)

 
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 - Fears (CD/Digital Download)

 
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 - From Worlds Unseen A Light Yet Streams A Sound Rep (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
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)

 
JORGE REYES - Bajo El Sol Jaguar (CD)

 
RHEA - Crescent (cd-r/Lp)

 
RHEA - November Stars (cd-r)

 
RHEA - Rhea@CosmicNights ft. Alien Voices (cd-r)

 
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 - Filaments (CD/Digital Download)

 
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 - Vestiges (CD/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT RICH - What we left behind (CD/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT RICH - Ylang (cd)

 
RICOCHET GATHERING - Keep On (cd)

 
WOLFGANG RIECHMANN - Wunderbar (Lp/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 & ELMAR SCHULTE - Ritual Ground (CD/Digital Download)

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

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

 
STEVE ROACH & JORGE REYES - The Ancestor Circle (CD/Digital Download)

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

 
STEVE ROACH & MARK SEELIG - Nightbloom (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH & MICHAEL SHRIEVE - The Leaving Time (Mc/LP/CD)

 
STEVE ROACH & ROBERT LOGAN - Biosonic (CD/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH & ROBERT LOGAN - Second Nature (CD/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH & ROBERT RICH - Soma (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH & ROGER KING - Dust to Dust (CD/Digital Download)

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

 
STEVE ROACH & VIDNA OBMANA - InnerZone (CD/Digital Download)

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

 
STEVE ROACH & VIDNA OBMANA - Well of Souls (CD/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH & VIR UNIS - Blood Machine (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH & VIR UNIS - Body Electric (cd)

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

 
STEVE ROACH, DAVE HUDSON SARAH HOPKINS - Australia: Sound of the Earth (CD/Cassette)

 
STEVE ROACH, RON SUNSINGER & MICHAEL STEARNS - Kiva (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - A Deeper Silence (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Afterlight (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Alive In the Vortex (CD/Digital Download)

 
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 - Bloodmoon Rising (Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Darkest before Dawn (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Desert Solitaire (CD/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Destination Beyond (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Dreamtime Return (CD/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Dynamic Stillness (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Early Man (cd/digital download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Emotions Revealed (CD/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Empetus (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Etheric Imprints (CD/Digital Download)

 
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 - Invisible (CD/Digital Download)

 
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 - Long Thoughts (CD/Mc/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - New Life Dreaming (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Nostalgia for the Future (CD/Mc/Digital Download)

 
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 - Shadow of Time (CD/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Sigh of Ages (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - Skeleton Keys (Lp/CD/Digital Download)

 
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 - Spiral Revelation (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 Desert Collection Volume 1 (CD/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - The Dream Circle (CD)

 
STEVE ROACH - The Magnificent Void (cd)

 
STEVE ROACH - The Passing (CD/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - This Place to be (Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Ultra Immersion Concert (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - Western Spaces (CD/Digital Download)

 
STEVE ROACH - World's Edge (CD/Digital Download)

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

 
ROGIER - From the Shadow to the Sun (cd)

 
JACQUES ROMAN - Mélodie Boréale (Mc)

 
ROMERIUM - Pharaoh’s Immortality (cd)

 
ROMERIUM - Solar Sequences (cd-r)

 
ROMERIUM - Space Impressions (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
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 - Adrift (CD-r/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 - Alice (30th Anniversary edition) (CD)

 
WALTER CHRISTIAN ROTHE - Let the night last forever (Lp/cd)

 
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)

 
RUMFORSKNING - Fremtiden (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
CHRIS RUSSELL & EYES CAST DOWN - Memory Palace (cd-r)

 
CHRIS RUSSELL - Labyrinth (CD/Digital Download)


REMY & SYNTH.NL
PrimiTiveS
CD, Groove Unlimited , 2013
"PrimiTiveS" is the debut-album by the established Dutch synthesists Remy (aka Remy Stroomer) and Synth.nl (aka Michel van Osenbruggen). Although they are both musically influenced by Jean Michael Jarre, classically-trained Remy and autodidact Synth.nl both have developed their own style, character and approach in their music.

After they got to know each other on E-Live 2007, the two guys started developing compositions and ideas in their own studios respectively, sending them back and forth in the last couple of years. In later stages, they actually joined forces by coming out, play and finalize things together in the studio in what has ended up as "PrimiTiveS".


The outcome of one and a half years of intensive (and of what I’ve heard also exhausting) work has really paid off, and is topped by another excellent mastering job by Wouter Bessels. The nine transparent and spatial sounding compositions (although no straight-forward melodic songs) form a sonic adventure, featuring some powerful lead voices, bass lines and cracking drums. But there’s also room for tranquil interludes such as the intimate "Liquid Spheres". There actually a lot going on in this free-style kind of e-music.

Besides a most interesting sound spectrum, a lot of attention is given to detail and the distinct layering/merging of pads. It’s accessible, spatial and fresh, but also breaths a somewhat different air than we are used to from each of the composers. The minimal flavours, piano playing, Schulze-touches and choir textures are courtesy of Remy (e.g. "Frozen Cubes"), while Michel hints for the groovy and melodic drive along soaring leads, bubbling and quirky sound effects. The latter is nicely displayed on tracks such as "Fractured Splines", "Crashing Toroids" or the energetic "Burning Cylinders".

Like the first Boots/Synth.nl release, "PrimiTiveS" is a fun release in which the enthusiasm of Remy and Michel is constantly present and shining through.
Nice going guys, hat’s off for this fine album!

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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