Michael Meara – Timeworn


Release data: Michael Meara – Timeworn DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Aural Films, 2016 When it comes to deep inner journeying, the somber and dark textural ponderings featured on Mr Meara’s dark ambient album “Timeworn” are just that. The two 20-minute explorations, created with processed guitar and synths, are slow morphing and slightly foreboding, drifting inward and descending into deep crevasses where daylight has faded long time ago…

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Michael Meara – Zymal


Release data: Michael Meara – Zymal DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Aural Films, 2015 The three tracks featured on “Zymal” are long-form psychedelic guitar drone exercises inspired by Pluto’s moon system meant for low level playback on headphones. The atmospheres addressed here are dark, foreboding and dense, sketching an abstract-minimal aural landscape throughout. Desolation and cold radiate from the slow morphing textures, making this outcome only suitable for…

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Michael Meara – Contemplation 1: Void in Form


Release data: Michael Meara – Contemplation 1: Void in Form DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2011 As one can imagine with such a title, this is an album of overall quiet and calming soundscape musings. It’s also the first in an ongoing series of subliminal drift pieces by Australian ambient musician Michael Meara. “Contemplation 1: Void in Form” contains one 51-minute piece of gradually evolving long…

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Michael Meara – To Resonate & Glow


Release data: Michael Meara – To Resonate & Glow DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2005 After a period of experimenting with guitar-centered work and the use of some vocals, Australian ambient/space composer Michael Meara has found his way back to creating slow, freeform and gentle soundscapes. “To Resonate & Glow” contains eight shorter melodic, classical/orchestral ambient pieces of a smooth nature, meant to explore many subliminal…

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Michael Meara – The Last Days of Autumn


Release data: Michael Meara – The Last Days of Autumn CD-R, Private Release, 2007 Michael Meara’s “The last days of autumn” is an ep of 25 minutes, containing one uninterrupted free form ambient track. The album starts out with warm string textures, which is soon accompanied by nice violin, soft piano and flute. It’s a slow moving piece with a reflective, melancholic impact, of which…

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Michael Meara – Abstractus Somnarium: Deep Space Meditations


Release data: Michael Meara – Abstractus Somnarium: Deep Space Meditations CD-R, Private Release, 2005 A while back, my attention was drawn by a tip of one of the members of EmPortal to this Australian ambient musician I hadn’t heard of. Well, the musician’s website told me Michael Meara put out around 15 self-released cd-r albums next to having contributed single tracks to various concept compilations/samplers….

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