Akikaze – Solstice


Release data: Akikaze – Solstice CD, Spheric Music, 2017 With Pepijn Courant’s “Solstice” (composed on the occasion of E-Live 2015 festival), German label Spheric Music has added an album fitting their catalogue. The release offers nearly 80 minutes of fresh sounding, sequencer-spiced and melodic instrumental music with additional percussion and very tasteful acoustic guitar at places. “Jacob’s Ladders” makes a catchy, almost happy opener while…

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Akikaze – Blue Sky Events


Release data: Akikaze – Blue Sky Events CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Criminal Records, 2014 Dutch composer Pepijn Courant, aka Akikaze, has been around in the electronic music scene for a very long time, 25 years if I’m not mistaken. Some might even have his early cassettes or cherish contributions to samplers such as his fine track “The Master and the Apprentice” to the legendary Cue Records album…

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Akikaze – The Age of Deception


Release data: Akikaze – The Age of Deception CD-R, SynGate, 2008/1995 The musician behind Akikaze is the Utrecht-based Dutch musician Pepijn Courant, who studied classical music for over seven years. The concept album “The Age of Deception”, Pepijn’s seventh by now, was already finished in August 1995, but only saw the light of day as physical release due to Lothar Lubitz’ Syngate-label. The first few…

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