Darshan Ambient – A Day within Days


Release data: Darshan Ambient – A Day within Days CD, Lotuspike/Spotted Peccary, 2010 I’ve been following the music of Michael Allison, aka Darshan Ambient, since he started out making sophisticated textural soundscape music under the Darshan moniker around 1998 or so. “A Day within Days” is a concept album dealing with friendship, loss and the artistic spirit, which Michael dedicated to his lifelong friendship with…

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Darshan Ambient – From Pale Hands to Weary Skies


Release data: Darshan Ambient – From Pale Hands to Weary Skies CD, Spotted Peccary, 2008 This cd by Michael Allison, aka Darshan Ambient, is a positive, uplifting work of both rhythmic and free form textural ambient, initially inspired by the art of surrealist painter Yves Tanguy. But while working on the music, life came in the way: Michael became deadly ill, and after a slow…

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Darshan Ambient – Autumn´s Apple


Release data: Darshan Ambient – Autumn´s Apple CD, Lotuspike, 2004 Until now, I’ve heard quite nice ambient music from Darshan Ambient, aka Micahel Allison. For example, listen to his last album “The Zen Master’s Diary”, from 2003. In 2004, he founded a new label called Lotuspike with some friends. “Autumn’s Apple” is their second release. Well, fans of his music have to prepare for an…

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