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S1GNS OF L1FE - Branches in the Sky (CD/Digital Download)

 
S1GNS OF L1FE - Language of the Ancients (CD/Digital Download)

 
S1GNS OF L1FE - Pathways to Ascension (CD/Digital Download)

 
SABLED SUN - 2145 (CD/Digital Download)

 
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO - async (LP/CD/Digital Download)

 
SAMSA - The Laurentian Divide (cd-r)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO & MATHIAS GRASSOW - Ambessence -piano & drones- (cd)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO & MATHIAS GRASSOW - Cromo -piano & drones- (cd)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO & MAX CORBACHO - Bioma (cd)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO - Ad Libitum (cd-r)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO - Anthology (cd)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO - Auralspace (cd)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO - Clar0scuro (cd)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO - Inside Life (CD/Digital Download)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO - Lost & Found (CD/Digital Download)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO - Piano Textures (cd)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO - Piano Textures 2 (cd)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO - Piano Textures 4 (CD/Lp/Digital Download)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO - Subliminal Pulse (cd)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO - The New Kingdom (cd)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO - Upon Contact Reworked (cd)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO - Urbs (CD/Digital Download)

 
BRUNO SANFILIPPO - Visualia (cd)

 
SANJIVA - Initiation (cd)

 
SANTé - Into Light (cd)

 
SATSUMA NIGHTMARE - Plugged (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
PAUL SAUVANET - Eleusis (cd)

 
PAUL SAUVANET - Nomad (cd)

 
PAUL SAUVANET - Time Dreaming (cd)

 
PAUL SAUVANET - Tristesse (cd)

 
PASCAL SAVY - Liminal (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
PASCAL SAVY - The Endless Seasons (cd-r)

 
PASCAL SAVY - The Silent Watcher (cd-r)

 
SAYER - 1st Encounter (cd)

 
SAYER - Random Access Melodies (cd/digital download)

 
SAYER - Time Travelers (Digital Download)

 
ALEXANDER SAYKOV - Cold Front (Digital Download EP)

 
ALEXANDER SAYKOV - Mistral (cd)

 
SCAMALL - A World behind the Silence (cd)

 
SCANN-TEC - Facial Memories (CD/Digital Download)

 
SCANN-TEC - Unyt (CD/Digital Download)

 
ARJEN SCHAT - Infinite Arithmetics (Digital Download)

 
SCHILLER - Atemlos (cd)

 
SCHILLER - Atemlose Klangwelten (cd)

 
SCHILLER - Die Einlassmusik 10 (CD)

 
SCHILLER - Die Einlassmusik 6 (cd)

 
SCHILLER - Die Einlassmusik 8 & 9 (cd)

 
SCHILLER - Horizon (cd/Digital Download)

 
SCHILLER - Lichtblick (Ltd. Super Deluxe Edition) (dvd & cd)

 
SCHILLER - Sehnsucht (cd/dvd)

 
SCHILLER - Sonne (DeLuxe Edition) (cd/Digital Download)

 
SCHILLER - Sonne Live (cd/Digital Download)

 
SCHILLER - Sonnenwelten (cd)

 
SCHILLER - Tag und Nacht (cd)

 
SCHILLER - Tal des Himmels (CD/Digital Download)

 
JOHANNES SCHMOELLING - A Thousand Times (cd)

 
JOHANNES SCHMOELLING - A Thousand Times part 2 (cd)

 
JOHANNES SCHMOELLING - Early Beginnings (cd)

 
JOHANNES SCHMOELLING - Images and Memory (cd)

 
JOHANNES SCHMOELLING - The Zoo of Tranquility (cd)

 
JOHANNES SCHMOELLING - Time and Tide (cd)

 
ULRICH SCHNAUSS - A Long Way to Fall (cd)

 
ULRICH SCHNAUSS - A Strangely Isolated Place (cd/digital download)

 
ULRICH SCHNAUSS - Far away trains passing by (cd)

 
ULRICH SCHNAUSS - Goodbye (cd)

 
ULRICH SCHNAUSS - No Further Ahead Than Today (CD/Digital Download)

 
ULRICH SCHNAUSS - Quicksand Memory (Ep)

 
CONRAD SCHNITZLER - Conviction (cd)

 
PATRICK SCHOUTEN - Soul of the Mountain (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - 30 Years After (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Backspace (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Brain Voyager (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Computer Voice (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Cream (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Cygnus-A (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - D.MO Vol. 2 (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - D.MO Vol. 3 (Original Unreleased Recordings from t (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - D.MO Vol. 4 Harmonic Decadence (CD)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Dream Access (CD/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Esthétique (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Ferro Oxid (CD/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Flavour of the Past (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Floating Music (Lp/CD)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Galaxie Cygnus-A (Lp)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - New Frequencies Vol. 1 (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - New Frequencies Vol. 2 (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Paradise (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Paradise Edition 2014 (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Slow Motion (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Sphereware (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Taste it (cd)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - TimeWaves (CD)

 
ROBERT SCHROEDER - Velocity (CD)

 
KLAUS SCHULZE & GüNTER SCHICKERT - The Schulze-Schickert Session (Lp/cd)

 
KLAUS SCHULZE & LISA GERRARD - Dziekuje Bardzo (cd)

 
KLAUS SCHULZE & LISA GERRARD - Farscape (cd)

 
KLAUS SCHULZE & LISA GERRARD - Rheingold (dvd)

 
KLAUS SCHULZE - Are you Sequenced? (cd)

 
KLAUS SCHULZE - Kontinuum (cd)

 
KLAUS SCHULZE - Shadowlands (cd)

 
SCHöNWäLDER & ROTHE - Filter-Kaffee 101 (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
MARIO SCHöNWäLDER - Traum & Trauma (cd)

 
SEAMUS - Forever (cd)

 
SECONDFACE - Changes (Digital Download EP)

 
SECONDFACE - In the Distance (Digital Download)

 
SECONDFACE - Inspiring Silence (Digital Download)

 
SECONDFACE - Limitless 014 (Digital Download)

 
SECONDFACE - Minus Degrees (Digital Download)

 
SECONDFACE - Transitions (cd)

 
SECONDFACE - Vega Colony (cd)

 
SEETYCA - Lieder Zum Summen (cd)

 
SEETYCA - Nemeton (CD)

 
SEETYCA - The Luminous Deep (cd)

 
SEETYCA - Winterlicht (CD)

 
SEETYCA - Zwischenwelten (cd)

 
ERIK SEIFERT & JOSEF STEINBüCHEL - Softlock (USB-stick)

 
ERIK SEIFERT - Aotearoa (cd-r)

 
ERIK SEIFERT - Astronomical Unit (cd)

 
ERIK SEIFERT - Core (cd)

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

 
SEMPERVIRENS - Dirge of the dying year (cd-r)

 
SENSORY ++ - Planet (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
SEQUENTIA LEGENDA - Amira (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
SEQUENTIA LEGENDA - Blue Dream (Digital Download)

 
SEQUENTIA LEGENDA - Ethereal (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
SEREN FFORDD + OöPHOI - The Martian Chronicles (cd)

 
JONN SERRIE - And the Stars go with you (CD)

 
JONN SERRIE - Day Star (CD/Digital Download)

 
JONN SERRIE - Epiphany - Meditations on Sacred Hymnes (cd)

 
JONN SERRIE - Flightpath (cd)

 
JONN SERRIE - Midsummer Century (cd)

 
JONN SERRIE - Planetary Chronicles, Volume 1 (cd)

 
JONN SERRIE - Planetary Chronicles, Volume 2 (cd)

 
JONN SERRIE - Sunday Morning (cd-r)

 
JONN SERRIE - The Sentinel (CD/Digital Download)

 
JONN SERRIE - The Stargazer’s Journey (CD)

 
JONN SERRIE - Thousand Star (cd)

 
JONN SERRIE - Tingri (cd)

 
JONN SERRIE - Xlandia (cd)

 
DIRK SERRIES - The Origin Reversal (CD/Digital Download)

 
SHADED EXPLORER - Empatia (cd/Digital Download)

 
SHADES OF ORION - Shades of Orion (cd)

 
SHAPED SIGNS - Nature's Odyssey (cd)

 
MICHAEL SHIPWAY - Voyage to Venus (cd)

 
MARK SHREEVE - Collide (CD)

 
MARK SHREEVE - Nocturne (cd)

 
MARK SHREEVE - Thoughts of War (cd)

 
SIGMA - Between Here and There (Digital Download)

 
SIGMA - Binaural Beats (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
SIGMA - Sleep of the Shadow (Digital Download)

 
SIJ & SERGEY GABBASOV - Perseides (CD)

 
SIJ & SERGEY GABBASOV - Zhang Zhung (cd)

 
SILENTWAVE - Daiyuzan (cd)

 
SILENTWAVE - Kilauea (CD/Digital Download)

 
SINE AMPLITUDE - Hypnotized (CD/Digital Download)

 
SKARE - Solstice City (cd)

 
SKORNEG - Foehn (cd)

 
SKOULAMAN - Andros Awakenings (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
SKOULAMAN - Dreaming of the Future reflecting the Past (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
SKOULAMAN - Synthesizer Mood (cd-r)

 
JóZEF SKRZEK & PRZEMYSłAW RUDź - The Stratomusica Suite (CD/Digital Download)

 
SIMON SLATOR - Magellan (Digital Download)

 
SIMON SLATOR - Piano in the Rain (Digital Download)

 
SIMON SLATOR - The Lake (Digital Download)

 
SLEEPRESEARCH_FACILITY - Dead Weather Machine / Dead Weather Machine Re:Hea (cd)

 
SLEEPRESEARCH_FACILITY - Deep Frieze (cd)

 
SLEEPRESEARCH_FACILITY - Nostromo (cd)

 
SLEEPRESEARCH_FACILITY - Stealth (CD/Digital Download)

 
DON SLEPIAN - Sea of Bliss (cd-r)

 
JASON SLOAN - Deluge (cd)

 
JASON SLOAN - To Cross the River of Light (cd-r)

 
SLOW DANCING SOCIETY - Priest Lake Circa '88 (cd)

 
STEVE SMITH & THE TYLAS CYNDROME - Phoenix Arising (cd)

 
STEVE SMITH & THE TYLAS CYNDROME - Pools of Diversity (cd)

 
KELVIN L. SMITH - Reclining Music (cd-r)

 
KELVIN L. SMITH - The Dreaming Mind (cd-r)

 
JOHN SOBOCAN - A Soft Circle (CD)

 
SOFT NOTE - Music Book Vol. 2 (Digital Download)

 
SOLAR FIELDS - Altered (Second Movements) (cd)

 
SOLAR FIELDS - Blue Moon Station (cd)

 
SOLAR FIELDS - EarthShine (cd)

 
SOLAR FIELDS - Extended (cd)

 
SOLAR FIELDS - Leaving Home (cd)

 
SOLAR FIELDS - Movements (cd)

 
SOLAR FIELDS - Origin #1 (cd)

 
SOLAR FIELDS - Origin #2 (CD/Digital Download)

 
SOLAR FIELDS - Random Friday (CD/Digital Download)

 
SOLAR FIELDS - Reflective Frequencies (CD)

 
SOLAR FIELDS - Until we meet the Sky (CD/Digital Download)

 
SOLAR OCEAN - Enter Serenity (cd)

 
SOLITAIRE - Altered States (cd)

 
SOLITAIRE - Fearless (cd)

 
SOLITAIRE - Nocturnes (cd)

 
SOLITAIRE - Plains and Skies (cd)

 
MARTIN SOLóS - Coro de las Estrellas (Chorus of the Stars) (Digital EP)

 
SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT - Book of Love (cd)

 
SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT - Megacatz (cd)

 
SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT - The Last Gate (cd)

 
SOMNARIUM - The Fourth Presence (Digital Download)

 
SONIC ADVENTURE PROJECT - Exergonic (cd)

 
SONIC METRO - Six Degrees of Separation (cd-r)

 
SOUNDICIAN - Insects (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
SOUNDICIAN - L.S. (cd-r)

 
SOUNDICIAN - Memorophilia (cd-r)

 
SOUNDICIAN - Seven Sisters (cd-r)

 
SOUNDICIAN - Still (cd-r)

 
SOUNDICIAN - The Beauty is Knowing (cd-r)

 
SOUNDICIAN - The Speaking Earth (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
SOUNDICIAN - Tranquilicity (cd-r)

 
SOUNDICIAN - Wise Trees (Digital Download EP)

 
SPACE STATION - Transmission (Digital Download)

 
SPACECRAFT - Hummel (CD)

 
FRANK SPECHT - Sebastian im Traum (cd)

 
SPECTRAL LORE / UNDERJORDISKA - split (cd-r)

 
THE SPEED OF DARK - The “Dark Water” Edition (cd-r)

 
PAUL SPEER - Oculus (cd)

 
SPHäRE SECHS - Enceladus (CD/Digital Download)

 
SPHäRE SECHS - Tiefschlaf (cd)

 
SPIRALEYE - Ramelion (cd-r)

 
SPIRALEYE - Still (cd-r)

 
RENé SPLINTER - Frames (cd)

 
RENé SPLINTER - Modern Ruins (cd/digital download)

 
RENé SPLINTER - Singularities (cd)

 
RENé SPLINTER - Transit Realities (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
SPYRA - ADSR Remixed (CD Maxi)

 
SPYRA - Etherlands (cd)

 
SPYRA - Excerpts 1 (cd)

 
SPYRA - Gasoline 91 Octane (cd)

 
SPYRA - High Phidelity (cd)

 
SPYRA - January in June (cd)

 
SPYRA - Staub (CD/Digital Download)

 
SPYRA/LANG - Achtundsechzig 24 (Live@Toskana-Therme) (cd)

 
SPYRA/LANG - SeQuest (cd)

 
JUSTIN ST. VINCENT - The Spiritual Significance of Music (Book)

 
STAND ALONE COMPLEX - Music for Suicides (Digital Download)

 
JOHN STANFORD - Deep Space (CD)

 
JOHN STANFORD - TimeScapes (Official Soundtrack) (CD/Digital Download)

 
STAR SOUND ORCHESTRA - Kosmophonon (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
STARSEED TRANSMISSION - Metamorphic Illumination (cd)

 
STATIC FLUX - Minus (-) 6 (cd-r)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS & RON SUNSINGER - Singing Stones (cd)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS & RON SUNSINGER - Sorcerer (cd)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - Ancient Leaves (cd)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - Chronos (CD)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - Encounter (cd)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - Floating Whispers (cd)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - Lost World, The (cd)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - Lyra (Sound Constellation) (cd)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - Morning Jewel (cd)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - Music for the Dome (Digital Download)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - Planetary Unfolding (cd)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - Sacred Site (CD/Mc)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - Spirits of the Voyage (cd)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - Storm, The (cd)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - Sustaining Cylinders (cd)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - The Middle of Time (CD)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - The Soft Touch of Morning Light (Digital Download)

 
MICHAEL STEARNS - Within – The Nine Dimensions (cd)

 
STELLARDRONE - Light Years (Digital Download)

 
MATTHEW STEWART - A world bathed in sunlight (CD/Digital Download)

 
STILL LIFE - Volume Two (cd)

 
STOCKMAN - Future Science (cd-r)

 
SAUL STOKES - Washed in Mercury (cd/Digital Download)

 
STORMLOOP - Snowbound* (cd)

 
TIM STORY - Abridged (Selected Miniatures 1979-1988) (CD)

 
TIM STORY - Beguiled (cd)

 
TIM STORY - Glass Green (LP/CD/Mc)

 
TIM STORY - In Another Country (cd)

 
TIM STORY - Shadowplay (cd)

 
TIM STORY - The Perfect Flaw (CD)

 
TIM STORY - Wheat and Rust (LP/CD/Digital Download)

 
STRATOSPHERE - Rise (CD/Digital Download)

 
STRATOSPHERE WITH DIRK SERRIES - In A Place Of Mutual Understanding (cd/Digital Download)

 
STREAMLINE - Beyond the Horizon (cd-r)

 
MATTHEW STRINGER - The Second Sun (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
SUNYA BEAT - The Jelenia Gora Sessions (cd)

 
SURFACE 10 - Borrowed Time 2000 (cd-r)

 
SUSPENDED MEMORIES - Earth Island (cd)

 
SUSPENDED MEMORIES - Forgotten Gods (cd)

 
BEN SWIRE - From Here To There (cd)

 
SYLKEN - Dreamlife (cd-r)

 
SYLKEN - Illusions of Light (cd-r)

 
SYMATIC STAR - The Distance (Digital Download)

 
THE SYMPHONIC JEAN MICHEL JARRE - The Symphonic Jean Michel Jarre (cd)

 
SYN - Remnants (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
SYN - The Glass Bridge (Digital Download/CD-r)

 
SYN - Valles Marineris (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
SYNAESTHESIA - Desideratum (cd)

 
SYNAESTHESIA - Embody (CD/Digital Download)

 
SYNAESTHESIA - Ephemeral (cd)

 
SYNC24 - Ambient Archive [1996-2002] (Digital Download)

 
SYNC24 - Source (cd)

 
SYNC24 - [ Comfortable Void ] (CD/Digital Download)

 
SYNCHRONIZED - Galaxy (CD/Digital Download)

 
SYNCO - Evolution of Events (cd)

 
SYNDROMEDA - A Day in the Fields (cd)

 
SYNDROMEDA - The Twilight Conjunction (cd)

 
SYNDRONE - Being There (cd)

 
SYNDRONE - Blind Date (cd)

 
SYNERGY - Computer Experiments Vol. 1 (Lp/cd)

 
SYNESTEM - From Spaceports 3 (Digital Download)

 
SYNTH.NL - AeroDynamics (cd)

 
SYNTH.NL - Apollo (cd)

 
SYNTH.NL - AtmoSphere (cd)

 
SYNTH.NL - OceanoGraphy (cd)

 
SYNTHETIC BLOCK - Sonic Approach (cd)

 
SYNTHETIC BLOCK - Synthetic Block (cd)

 
SYNTHEX - Mirrorland (cd)

 
SYNTHEX - Pythagoras (cd-r)


SCHILLER
Lichtblick (Ltd. Super Deluxe Edition)
DVD & CD, Universal Domestic, 2010
In Spring of 2010, Christopher von Deylen (aka Schiller) released "Atemlos", the follow-up to his highly succesful album "Sehnsucht" ("Desire"). Like most of his previous audio releases, "Atemlos" had to be performed live on stage, so a tour through Germany followed. This was of course documented on both audio and video. The outcome on dvd is not simply called "Atemlos Live" (that title only applies to the separately released cd), but is now offered to his large and dedicated fan-base as the multi-media package "Lichtblick".
The version reviewed here is the one containing a double-dvd and cd.

The first dvd of "Lichtblick" contains the "Atemlos" concert as performed in Hamburg, which features the usual suspects of the Schiller band. The lightshow is impressive and takes things to an even higher level compared to "Sehnsucht" dvd-release. After an impressive introduction (an energetic instrumental version of "Playing with Madness" and the great "Soho") the band continues to play a selection of vocal and instrumental tracks of "Atemlos" next to some classic tracks from Schiller's back catalogue.

Although the music of "Atemlos" as a whole didn't grab me as much, there are some great moments during the live performance when songs like "Under My Skin", "Polarstern", "Irrlicht" or "Himmelblau" pass by. A downside for me are the vocal pieces with Angun, and I'm also not particularly fond of the e-guitar sound and contributions performed by the guitarist during the whole concert.

A pinnacle though in the second half of this dvd is the adventurous and slightly experimental piece "The Fire", featuring female singer Kate Havnevik. Here Mr Schiller shows he dares to take chances, as he combines arcs of exciting pads with Kate's evocative vocal parts.
This euphoric moment sadly vanishes with the flat-out, still uninspired sounding "Salton Sea" which follows next. It's also a pity the last section of the concert contains the weak track "Let It Rise" sung by Midge Ure, and e.g. not a strong one like "I will follow you".

The second dvd is something special, as it contains the secret Schiller concert-gig in the Berliner "Heimathafen", offering nine previously released pieces next to one new track.
This time we see Schiller play with Christian Kretschman (synths) and Cliff Hewitt (e-drums) in a club environment for a small but dedicated audience. There’s a great and intimate atmosphere, and more importantly, the music is also far more electronic-oriented, as only instrumental pieces are performed. Even the track "Leidenschaft" I didn’t care much for on the "Atemlos" studio album now shines brightly, next to the well-composed new piece "Heimathafen".
All in all, this is a very well done concert performance which focusses on the music and not on show.

In addition, the second dvd contains the short movie "Ten More" by Philip Glaser (offering a look backstage) and the short visual show "Zeitschleiffe" taking you into Schiller’s world of light. All 36 live tracks on both dvd's are featured in 5.1 DTS-sound, so the quality is outstanding.

Finally, there’s the 44-minute cd, aptly called "New Sounds", which is also something special. There are nine tracks in total, five instrumental, four with vocals.
The first piece "Lichtblick" is a great piece of work, which also applies to the studio version of "Heimathafen" and the great, warm textures of "Le Vide", while the vocal tracks are more poppy. From the latter, "Ghost" is great while I even liked the dynamic "Innocent Lies" sung by Angun. The overall soundquality and production of the recording is perfect.

All the above comes in sturdy case with a hardcover booklet with photo footage.

Website: www.schillermusic.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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