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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 - 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 - 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 - 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)

 
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)


SECONDFACE
Transitions
CD, Gterma , 2017
The music on this album had a long way coming as composer Frank Vilbæk Jensen lost quite some drafts due to two severe computer breakdowns as he only made a partial back-up of them. Next to starting on new music to add to the recovered stuff Frank also struggled for a long time finding cohesion and a red thread in the tracks in which he succeeded in the end.

The 74-minute "Transitions" ended up as a 12-track album, a mix of organic live approach and hard-midi editing, covering a wider range of styles than previous and using more melody. Elements of techno-minimalism and ambient dub are still on the menu but less present while the whole sound design (which proves quite hypnotic and mesmerizing) has expanded further into the mellow, chill-out domain.
"Transitions" makes a simple, varied but most effective listen I recon.

Website: www.secondfacedk.bandcamp.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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