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W.A.DEPHUL - When aliens meet a drop of water (cd)

 
DER WALDLäUFER - Wanderlust (Digital Download)

 
LISA WALKER - Grooved Whale (cd)

 
SEAN WASHBURN - Wave Mantra (cd)

 
SEAN WASHBURN - Wave Mantra (CD)

 
WASSONIC - Wassonic (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
WATERBONE - Tibet (cd)

 
JESSE WAUGH - Japanese Tea Garden (Digital Download)

 
WAVE WORLD - Cloudseeder (cd)

 
WAVE WORLD - Hieroglyphs (cd)

 
WAVE WORLD - Tableaux (cd)

 
WAVE WORLD - The Falls of Varnal (cd)

 
WAVE WORLD - The Winds of Laax (cd)

 
BERNARD WEADLING - Out of Time (cd)

 
CHRISTIAN WELDE - Fairytales (cd)

 
WELLENFELD - Pandemie (cd-r/digital download)

 
WELLENFELD - Sunshine (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
WELLENFELD - The Big Bang (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
WELLENFELD - Trip to Illusion (cd-r)

 
MICHAEL WHALEN - Like Rain Through My Hands (cd)

 
MICHAEL WHALEN - Nightscenes (cd)

 
CLIFFORD WHITE - Ascension (cd)

 
CLIFFORD WHITE - Atlantis (cd)

 
CLIFFORD WHITE - The Healing Touch (Ascension II) (cd)

 
STEPHAN WHITLAN - Inertial Moments (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
STEPHAN WHITLAN - Map Reference (cd)

 
STEPHAN WHITLAN - Travelling Light (Digital Download)

 
STEPHAN WHITLAN - Triangulation (cd)

 
KLAUS WIESE - Perfume (cd)

 
PHILLIP WILKERSON & CHRIS RUSSELL - Vague Traces (CD/Digital Download)

 
PHILLIP WILKERSON - Amorphous Worlds (cd-r)

 
PHILLIP WILKERSON - Complex Silence 23 (Digital Download)

 
PHILLIP WILKERSON - Early Works (cd-r)

 
PHILLIP WILKERSON - Highlands (Digital Download)

 
PHILLIP WILKERSON - Interplay (Ep)

 
PHILLIP WILKERSON - Sojourner (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
PHILLIP WILKERSON - Starjournal (cd-r)

 
PHILLIP WILKERSON - Still Point (cd-r)

 
PHILLIP WILKERSON - Sun Tracer (cd-r)

 
PHILLIP WILKERSON - Ten to Eleven (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
PHILLIP WILKERSON - The Stars and Afterward (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
PHILLIP WILKERSON - Ways of Forgetting (Digital Download EP)

 
PHILLIP WILKERSON - Wondrous Encounters (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
SIMON WILKINSON - Cryosleep Dreams (Digital Download)

 
BEKKI WILLIAMS - Edge of Human (cd)

 
ANDREW THOMAS WILSON - Carnarvon -Rain Forest- (cd)

 
TERJE WINTHER - Electronic Regions (cd)

 
WINTHERSTORMER - Electric Fairytales (cd)

 
WINTHERSTORMER - Ground Connection (cd)

 
WINTHERSTORMER - Woodwork (cd)

 
WITHIN REASON - Farshadow (CD/Digital Download)

 
WITHIN REASON - Substrate: Collected Elements (cd-r/digital download)

 
WITHIN REASON - Subtle Shift (cd-r)

 
WITHIN REASON - Transient Broadcasts (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
WOLFSKIN FEAT. LAST INDUSTRIAL ESTATE - Stonegates of Silence (cd)

 
JACK WOOD - Lighthouse (cd)

 
RENé VAN DER WOUDEN - Altostratus / Cirrostratus (cd-r)

 
RENé VAN DER WOUDEN - Fixus Naturalis (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
RENé VAN DER WOUDEN - Numerus Fixus (cd)

 
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DAVID WRIGHT - Connected (CD/Digital Downoad)

 
DAVID WRIGHT - Dreams and Distant Moonlight (cd)

 
DAVID WRIGHT - In Search of Silence (CD/Digital Download)

 
DAVID WRIGHT - Live at the London Planetarium (CD/Digital Download)

 
DAVID WRIGHT - Momentum (cd)

 
DAVID WRIGHT - The Spirit of Light (Best of Volume 2) (CD/Digital Download)

 
FRéDéRIC WURTZ - Sequence Time (Mc)

 
BERNHARD WöSTHEINRICH - Live in New Jersey (Digital Download)

 
ERIK WĝLLO & BERNHARD WöSTHEINRICH - Weltenuhr (CD/Digital Download)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Airborne (CD/Digital Download)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Blue Radiance (CD/Digital Download)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Celestia (Digital Download EP)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Echotides (CD/Digital Download)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Emotional Landscapes (cd)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Gateway (cd)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Guitar Nova (cd)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Silent Currents (Live at Star’s End) (cd)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Silent Currents 3 (Digital Download)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Timelines (CD/Digital Download)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Tundra (CD/Digital Download)

 
ERIK WĝLLO - Wind Journey (cd)


WINTHERSTORMER
Ground Connection
CD, Bajkal Records, 2011
For me, expect the weird and unexpected has always been the case when I encountered a recording of the Norwegian quartet Wintherstormer, led by Terje Winther and Erik Stormer. The music on their fourth release "Ground Connection" is no exception on that with is mixed bowl of analogue synths, sequencers, e-guitar and drums.

Still based on pure improvisation, the band’s output remains psychedelic, untamed, and experimental although there’s some more structure and melody found on "Summer Breeze II" next to a progressive rock element.
The 14-minute "Connection Lost" is a harsh, bold and profound abstract/experimental piece and very hard to listen to, while the 4-minute "Beneath the Roots of all things" appears to be the most accessible piece on the album with a simple melodic line, lead guitar and catchy drums. The 25-minute title track nicely rounds out the album and slowly morphs on in textural, subdued minimalism in the first part with a bit of movement showing up just after the 16-minute mark.

All in all, just forget about "Connection Lost" and one will find out "Ground Connection" has its own strange but interesting characteristics in progressive vintage electronics worth hearing.

Website: www.wintherstormer.no

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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