John Lyell – Planetary Artifacts


Release data: John Lyell – Planetary Artifacts CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2017 Although just started, the year 2017 has already seen a few space music releases. With his fourth album “Planetary Artifacts”, mastered by Robert Rich, John Lyell presents his listeners nine atmospheric soundscape pieces that dwell in freeform along sequenced and gentle pulsating cosmic territory for 53-minutes. Mystery, alienation and glimpses of darkness shimmer…

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John Lyell – Reflection of Time


Release data: John Lyell – Reflection of Time CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2014 The fact that Minneapolis-based composer John Lyell has decided to devote more time to write and record ambient music has led to a rather quick follow-up to his fine 2012-album “Eternity”. “Reflection of Time”, his third solo-release to date, is another nicely rendered album of cosmic space music, blending atmospheric and textural…

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John Lyell – Eternity


Release data: John Lyell – Eternity CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2012 Six years after his first solo album “Dimensions”, Minneapolis-based -synthesist John Lyell (also known from two collaborative albums with Brent A. Reiland) brings us his long-awaited second album “Eternity”, mastered by Robert Rich. The new album, best listened to with some good headphones, proves John has made another step forward. The well-crafted and warm…

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John Lyell & Brent A. Reiland – Synthetic Universe


Release data: John Lyell & Brent A. Reiland – Synthetic Universe CD, Private release, 2002 “Synthetic Universe” is the second cd of this Minneapolis-based duo that made quite an impression in the scene with their debut-cd “Wormholes” in 1998. This is another fairly strong effort in traditional spacemusic, but John Lyell & his musical companion Brent A. Reiland also dare to do their own thing…

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John Lyell – Dimensions


Release data: John Lyell – Dimensions CD, Private Release, 2006 The music on “Dimensions” is one about the stillness of outer space and its mysteries. Being an musician since 1984, John Lyell formerly made two others space music albums (“Wormholes” in 1998 and “Synthetic Universe” in 2002) with companion Brent A. Reiland. This is his first solo-trip offering 55 minutes of freeform, and rather light…

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