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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)


JóZEF SKRZEK & PRZEMYSłAW RUDź
The Stratomusica Suite
CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Generator.Pl, 2014
This concept album between progrock musician Józef Skrzek and Mr Rudź contains the music especially composed for The Balloon Mission to the Edge of Outer Space.

Although the cd-cover lists six different parts, the 56-minute outcome is presented in one go without track indexes. After an experimental "Prologue", more serene textures fade in, counterpointed by harsher, more prominent sounds (which seem rather pointless). Around the 13-minute mark, the progressive-oriented electronics are slowly set in motion as a sequence and drums set in and melodic solo voices emerge. I can’t say it evokes a harmonious or consistent feel throughout.

An atmospheric interlude sets in at 24 minutes, but won’t get appealing as it continues in the following 10 minutes. There’s an outburst of prog/rock at the 34-minute mark, with powerful drums, vast soundscapes and a heavily tweaked, distorted solo voice kicking in. The cohesion of all these ingredients lacks though. Toward the end, simple drums and moody pads show up, along some key-licks without much meaning still flying by.

"The Stratomusica Suite" turns out superficial and unfocussed, in which too much bland improvisation is going on.

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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