Peter Challoner – Music in Ambient Motion


Release data: Peter Challoner – Music in Ambient Motion CD-R, Private Release, 2002 This is the second release of the trilogy which musician Peter Challoner started with the album “Music for Cloud Watching”. The album is as quiet as its predecessor. Again, there are two long tracks with contemplative, minimalist piano in Brian Eno-style, which beautifully merges with meandering, floating textures. This is great music…

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Peter Challoner – Music in Suspended Animation


Release data: Peter Challoner – Music in Suspended Animation CD-R, Private Release, 2004 This is the last title in the trilogy that started with “Music for Cloudwatching”. On the concept of “Music in Suspended Animation”, Challoner states: “it looks towards the future, where everything is man made and synthetic, and so high speed that things seem in slow motion, like the state of suspended animation…

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Peter Challoner – The Other Side of Time


Release data: Peter Challoner – The Other Side of Time CD-R, Private Release, 2004 I formerly reviewed three other cd’s of the sympathetic UK-based ambient composer Peter Challoner, who’s intriguing soundscape music I cherish a lot. “The Other Side of Time” is a concept album meant to cleanse the mind from the frenzied mental assaults brought about by the impact of our technologically expanding world….

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Peter Challoner – Abstract Ambient Form


Release data: Peter Challoner – Abstract Ambient Form CD-R, Private Release, 2005 I previously reviewed an ambient trilogy of this English composer, who’s freeform music I like a lot. “Abstract Ambient Form” contains six “Formations” featuring an ongoing flow of warm freeform textures. Each of the compositions seem constantly evolving, but track 2 seems to be a bit lightweight and lingers too long for my…

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Peter Challoner – Interpolation


Release data: Peter Challoner – Interpolation CD-R, Private Release, 2007 “Interpolation” is the fifth album by the skilled British ambient composer Peter Challoner, bearing the subtitle “Music in Ambient remix”. It contains six extended tracks all breathing a relaxed but this time a bit more active music (compared to his former albums), as the freeform soundscapes are accompanied by some holdback sequencing and rhythms. The…

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Peter Challoner – Beneath the Ice Flow


Release data: Peter Challoner – Beneath the Ice Flow CD-R, Private Release, 2007 I received this ambient release together with his remix-album “Interpolation”, so I expected something in the same manner. “Beneath the Ice Flow” visualizes a sub aquatic journey in which one enters a world of darkening, mysterious lights and shadows. Altogether, there are three extended tracks on the album, nicely kicked-off by the…

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