Numina – The Chroma Plateau


Release data: Numina – The Chroma Plateau CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2018 Numina’s “The Chroma Plateau” required a long-term recording process, taking US-composer Jesse Sola about two years to work on. Because of this lengthy process, there are a lot of mixed moments of inspiration, influence and emotion. As there is no particular theme or concept behind the music, Jesse likes to think of…

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Numina & Stephen Philips – Outward Appearance


Release data: Numina & Stephen Philips – Outward Appearance CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Dark Duck Records, 2003 “Outward Appearance” (Stephen Philips and Jesse Sola’s second collaboration) features four expansive electronic vignettes made up of deep soaring textures and enigmatic ambient soundscapes. It all kicks off pretty strong with the atmospheric, slumbering “A Deeper Calling”. “Chain Reaction” is enhanced with mechanical industrial sounds, which gives the outcome a…

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Numina – Dreamsleep


Release data: Numina – Dreamsleep CD-R, Private Release, 2000 The title of this album may suggest tranquil and relaxed music from start to end, but the start proves much more active and upfront sounding. “Dreamsleep” features 13 ambient tracks, kicking off with two pieces containing quite loud and heavy drums paired with layered soundscapes and ethereal pads. The next few tracks see a shift to…

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Numina – Through the Gate to Nowhere


Release data: Numina – Through the Gate to Nowhere CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Relaxed Machinery, 2015 The continuous music contained on this evocative ambient recording is the culmination of material recorded over a two year timeframe, in which it was securely molded and shaped under the influenced of many events, introspective moments and emotion happening in the life of Jesse Sola, aka Numina. Like his previous output,…

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Numina & Zero Ohms – Broken Stars Through Brilliant Clouds


Release data: Numina & Zero Ohms – Broken Stars Through Brilliant Clouds CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2015 “Broken Stars Through Brilliant Clouds” is the first full-length collaboration of Jesse Sola (aka Numina) and Richard J. Roberts (aka Zero Ohms) which sees both composers journey into the wonders and depths of the galaxy. The five-track/59-minute recording features textural chord and drone progressions with a quite…

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Numina – The Deception of Reality


Release data: Numina – The Deception of Reality CD, Hypnos Recordings, 2012 From the labels notes on Jesse Sola’s concept release “The Deception of Reality” I learned it’s about introspective escapism while balancing light and dark themes, with the music transporting the listener to wherever they wish the music to take them. Jesse’s previous two albums already opened the doorway to a much deeper and…

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