Sigma – Worlds within Worlds


Release data: Sigma – Worlds within Worlds DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2017 Welcome to another Sigma-recording of ambient electronics with a stark edge for which only self-built electronic instruments were applied. On “Worlds within Worlds” it involves a Moog Prodigy synthesizer clone, TTSH-2600 synthesizer (a clone of the famous ARP 2600) and the Electronic Music Box (EMB), which is not a direct clone of any…

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Sigma – Between Here and There


Release data: Sigma – Between Here and There DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2009 From the cd-sleeve I learned this concept-recording was originally recorded for the Finnish radio program Aaniversumi. The spatial outcome, referred to as a soundtrack for an imaginary movie, is a 59-minute continuous soundscape containing lots of sampled, looped and processed effects for which the SCI Prophet VS synthesizer was applied extensively. The…

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Sigma – Binaural Beats


Release data: Sigma – Binaural Beats CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2007 The discovery of their sophisticated album “Sleep of the Shadow” made me investigate their previous efforts, “Binaural Beats” being one of them. Don’t expect any cheesy or song-structured music on this album, as the improvised outcome is unconventional in many ways. Its sonic approach is challenging and adventurous, while spreading a futuristic, almost robotic…

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Sigma – Sleep of the Shadow


Release data: Sigma – Sleep of the Shadow DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2013 Sigma is the Finnish duo Mauno Tuominen and Petri Frestadius, who founded the band in 1997. “Sleep of the Shadow”, their fifth release by now, reveals a strong ambient current with an edge of experimental electronic music, of which the seed came from an Electronic Music Box (EMB) project that was a…

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