Exuviae – Intrinsic Luminance


Release data: Exuviae – Intrinsic Luminance DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2009 With “Intrinsic Luminance”, Exuviae (aka Minnesota-based ambient composer Brooks Rongstad), finally brings us another chapter of textural and highly atmospheric pieces that contine where the gentle ambiences of “Echoes in the Emptiness” or “Settling Density” left us. I’m glad Brooks took the time to mould these smooth and overall gentle soundscapes from achival recordings…

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Exuviae – The Sum of Zero


Release data: Exuviae – The Sum of Zero DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2011 With “The Sum of Zero”, Minnesota-based ambient composer Brooks Rongstad offers his listeners the second and final chapter in Exuviae’s exploration of “End-Time” themes that started in 2009 with “Amnesiascape”. Brooks comments to this second part it “captures the more emotional and less literal side of an imagined experience of the end…

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Exuviae – Setting Density


Release data: Exuviae – Setting Density CD-R, AtmoWorks, 2003 Exuviae is actually Brooks Rongstad, one of the guys who participated in the now defunct Greenhouse label. In fact, “Settling Density” goes on where his debut-cd “Echoes in the Emptiness” (2000) left us: it’s another fine collection of freefloating ambient driftmusic, bathing the listener in harmonious synth washes of electronic bliss. The outcome is almost pure…

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Exuviae – The White Underneath


Release data: Exuviae – The White Underneath CD-R, AtmoWorks, 2008 “The White Underneath” is the long-awaited fourth album by Brooks Rongstad, aka Exuviae, also know as co-founder of the Greenhouse ambient label that -sadly enough- had to be shut down several years ago. The new album, described by Brooks as an experimental Ep featuring remixes of each track by fellow Minnesota artists, contains four new…

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Exuviae – Response


Release data: Exuviae – Response CD-R, Atmoworks, 2003 “Response” is Exuviae’s (aka Brooks Rongstad) third instalment in a trilogy of ethereal ambient releases, which takes us on a similar journey through aural landscapes as his former albums. The eight tracks consist of floating textural plains of sound, drifting by in almost liquid form. Intimate, lush and spacious synth washes and occasional some treated guitar create…

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