Matthew Florianz – Onontgonnen


Release data: Matthew Florianz – Onontgonnen DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2017 Many of the works of accomplished ambient composer and sound designer Matthew Florianz feature carefully moulded intrinsic and deep ambiences with an adventurous approach. “Onontgonnen” (a Dutch word meaning uncharted) is an aural journey for the slow lane leading the listener into uncharted terrain, a 60-minute atmospheric ambient world of exploration and discovery best…

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Matthew Florianz – Wasteland Signals


Release data: Matthew Florianz – Wasteland Signals DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2016 “Wasteland Signals” is a nine-track/low-volume ambient environment soundscape that addresses introspective spaces and is a perfect for headphone listening. The overall lush and gliding outcome, in development since 2012, takes the listener to a far-off place and inner core where organic along ethereal elements float around to expansive delight. There’s beautiful remoteness and…

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Matthew Florianz – Nocturne – Soundtrack for science briefings


Release data: Matthew Florianz –Nocturne – Soundtrack for science briefings DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2014 “Nocturne” is the first in a series of specials on science’s unsolved mysteries for which the composer remixed and re-sequenced the music from documentary soundtrack. Opening piece “Why does Time Pass?” proves weary, a bit harsh and abstract to my ears as it evolves. It’s very Florianz-unlike if I may…

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Matthew Florianz – Tauern


Release data: Matthew Florianz – Tauern DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2008/2015 When we look at imaginative and narrative ambient, the works of Matthew Florianz always stir a different pair of emotive strings for me that I find rather hard to pinpoint. The version of “Tauern” reviewed here is actually a re-release of the original 2008 album in a revised, 24-bit edition, for which the composer…

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Matthew Florianz – Jaren


Release data: Matthew Florianz – Jaren CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, H/S Recordings, 2006 Here’s a fine ambient recording celebrating the beauty, momentum and special meaning of each of the four seasons taking place during the year cycle. “Jaren” was released in 2006 as a limited edition bonus cd-r to pre-orders of the cd release of Mr Florianz’s “Niemandsland”, and originally presented the four tracks (read: seasons) as…

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Matthew Florianz – Sprook


Release data: Matthew Florianz – Sprook DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2002/2013 “Sprook” is an early concept recording by composer Matthew Florianz. It presents a cinematic work of sonic art while merging the dark, dense and the abstract. Its fictional storyline describes a land without light and ruled by an entity of darkness, arrogantly allowing the thought of light to seep through. Make sure though you…

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