Ascendant – Meridian


Release data: Ascendant – Meridian CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Synphaera Records, 2016/2018 Soothing, languid, deep and subdued dynamic are just a few keywords to describe the 86-minute ambient-space journey “Meridian” by Ascendant, aka California-based duo Chris Bryant and mastering engineer Don Tyler. Perfect for lucid dreaming and relaxing the mind, the flowing (at some parts also gently sequenced) outcome is celestial, expansive imaginary and haunting. Even a…

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Ascendant – Particle Horizon


Release data: Ascendant – Particle Horizon CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2017 “Particle Horizon”, the final chapter of Ascendant’s “Source”-trilogy is of particular interest for aficionadosof for faster-paced ‘80s TD-sequencing paired with a captivating, fresh sound design and cracking engineering. I can’t find the proper words to describe the album’s music any further, but I for one think it hard to resist the tantalizing vibe, lovely…

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Ascendant – Source Transmission


Release data: Ascendant – Source Transmission CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2014 Some cool, contemporary and fresh downtempo electronics make up “Source Transmission”, the full-length debut of Chris Bryant and Don Tyler who both hail from California’s Bay Area. Their 73-minute, positively tuned work of art (an exploration of the edges of reality through the cosmic dream-code) merges sequencer-driven, dreamy, ethereal and minimal ambient along lovely…

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Ascendant – New Land


Release data: Ascendant – New Land DIGITAL DOWNLOAD EP, Private Release, 2014 Ascendant is a project by US-based electronic music producers Chris Bryant (aka S1gns of L1fe) and mastering engineer Don Tyler (aka Phase47 / IO Mastering). Their debut Ep “New Land” is a 5-track/25-minute narrative ambient journey where captivating dreamworlds are embedded in surreal, mysterious-angled aural landscapes while touching upon ethereal realms beyond. The…

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