Michael Stearns – The Soft Touch of Morning Light


Release data: Michael Stearns – The Soft Touch of Morning Light DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Earth Turtle Music, 2015 While being absorbed in many movie and documentary projects around the globe in the last couple of the years, sound artist Michael Stearns has found time to go through his large library of shelved and unpublished music. One of the rediscoveries is “The Soft Touch of Morning Light”,…

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Michael Stearns – Spirits of the Voyage


Release data: Michael Stearns – Spirits of the Voyage CD, Earth Turtle Music, 2000 “Spirits of the Voyage”, soundtrack music from the same-titled documentary, features exotic, at times slightly mysterious-infused ambient music weaving native island songs and navigator chants from Micronesia with lush instrumental pieces. The 63-minute recording goes by as an unhurried dreamy trip on which I especially fell in love with tranquil, immersive…

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Michael Stearns – Music for the Dome


Release data: Michael Stearns – Music for the Dome DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Earth Turtle Music, 2016 This release containing selections from planetarium scores recorded over the last several years, had a long time coming. The outcome, all written to picture initially, has been in the works for several years. “Music for the Dome” originally clocked over 70 minutes but felt too long, so the editing process…

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Steve Roach – Michael Stearns – Ron Sunsinger – Kiva


Release data: Steve Roach – Michael Stearns – Ron Sunsinger – Kiva CD, Hearts of Space/Fathom, 1995 “Kiva” (representing the unbroken circle of the earth, according the album cover notes) is a tribal-ambient release full of sound archaeology which involved Native American singers and Native American ceremonial artists. In its own way, the deep sound current connects to the artists “Singing Stones” release. On this…

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Michael Stearns – The Middle of Time


Release data: Michael Stearns – The Middle of Time CD, Earth Turtle Music, 2000 Sound artist Michael Stearns is an expert in composing ambient soundscapes that imagine the travel through time and space. On the 49-minute “The Middle of Time”, the soundtrack to the PBS documentary The Mystery of Chaco Canyon”, afficionados of space-ambient that incorporates a node of world music will find an attractive…

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Steve Roach – Kevin Braheny – Michael Stearns – Desert Solitaire


Release data: Steve Roach – Kevin Braheny – Michael Stearns – Desert Solitaire CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Fortuna Records, 1989 A special article on this album can be found in Ultimate Desert Soundtracks: Western Spaces & Desert Solitaire Website: www.steveroach.com You can see what reviews I have done of these artists on the Steve Roach, Kevin Braheny, Michael Stearns artist pages    Sonic Immersion

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